- in water deeper than one's height or too deep for one's safety.
- beyond one's knowledge or capability: The child is being taught subjects that are beyond his depth.
Origin of depth
Antonyms for depth
Related Words for depthintensity, extent, bottom, acumen, intelligence, intellect, sense, measurement, drop, measure, expanse, base, draft, remoteness, pitch, declination, profoundness, pit, profundity, deepness
Examples from the Web for depth
Contemporary Examples of depth
My trip takes the reverse path, and I begin by assessing the depth of my Shakespeare knowledge in his birthplace.Biking With the Bard
December 28, 2014
Zoe Saldana has also recently praised sci-fi movies for the depth and breadth of women in its ensembles.Science-Fiction TV Finds a New Muse: Feminism
November 29, 2014
The depth of rage, animus and violence that was directed at him—“Spittle flying, the N word flying”—continues to astound him.NPR’s Smooth-Talking Millennial Whisperer
October 7, 2014
George was in his element at those times, and the depth of his knowledge amazed me.When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More
September 29, 2014
So for me, it was just about showing the level of depth and capacity for that kind of violence.Inside 'Sons of Anarchy's' Final Season: Creator Kurt Sutter on the Most Brutal Season Yet
September 10, 2014
Historical Examples of depth
She said it, as if guided by an instinct, to sound the depth of his love for her.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
You who knew her will realize the depth and extent of my bereavement.Life and Death of Harriett Frean
Dick spoke at once, with a hesitancy that betrayed the depth of his emotion.
There could be no doubt concerning the depth of the lad's love for the girl.
The depth of immersion is regulated by fixing the crank-pin.
- in water deeper than one is tall
- beyond the range of one's competence or understanding
Word Origin for depth
late 14c., apparently formed in Middle English on model of length, breadth; from Old English deop "deep" (see deep) + -th (2). Replaced older deopnes "deepness." Though the English word is relatively recent, the formation is in Proto-Germanic, *deupitho-, and corresponds to Old Saxon diupitha, Dutch diepte, Old Norse dypð, Gothic diupiþa.
see in depth; out of one's depth.