Depth

Depth

(spth), n. [From Deep; akin to D. diepte, Icel. dpt, dp, Goth. diupia.] 1. The quality of being deep; deepness; perpendicular measurement downward from the surface, or horizontal measurement backward from the front; as, the depth of a river; the depth of a body of troops.
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2. Profoundness; extent or degree of intensity; abundance; completeness; as, depth of knowledge, or color.
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Mindful of that heavenly love
Which knows no end in depth or height.
Keble.
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3. Lowness; as, depth of sound.
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4. That which is deep; a deep, or the deepest, part or place; the deep; the middle part; as, the depth of night, or of winter.
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From you unclouded depth above.
Keble.
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The depth closed me round about.
Jonah ii. 5.
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5. (Logic) The number of simple elements which an abstract conception or notion includes; the comprehension or content.
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6. (Horology) A pair of toothed wheels which work together. [R.]
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7. (Aronautics) The perpendicular distance from the chord to the farthest point of an arched surface.
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8. (Computers) the maximum number of times a type of procedure is reiteratively called before the last call is exited; -- of subroutines or procedures which are reentrant; -- used of call stacks.
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Depth of a sail (Naut.), the extent of a square sail from the head rope to the foot rope; the length of the after leach of a staysail or boom sail; -- commonly called the drop of a sail.
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