- 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
Related formsdepth·less, adjective
Examples from the Web for depth
My trip takes the reverse path, and I begin by assessing the depth of my Shakespeare knowledge in his birthplace.
Zoe Saldana has also recently praised sci-fi movies for the depth and breadth of women in its ensembles.
The depth of rage, animus and violence that was directed at him—“Spittle flying, the N word flying”—continues to astound him.
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|Gary Wright|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Annaliza Savage|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We descend into it by a flight of steps, and the depth of water it contains varies with the height of the Tiber.Walks in Rome|Augustus J.C. Hare
There was nothing—absolutely nothing—to indicate that the depth charge had carried out its pre-ordained mission.The Thick of the Fray at Zeebrugge|Percy F. Westerman
It was out of the depth of pure good-fellowship that Jeffard went to the bar with the fortune-daft miner.The Helpers|Francis Lynde
It must be added that the coffins do not simply lie one next to the other, but in layers, down to a depth of 30-60 feet.Chaldea|Znade A. Ragozin
Here the low stud, the beamed ceiling, the depth and lightness of the room, are most attractive.Remodeled Farmhouses|Mary H. Northend
British Dictionary definitions for depth
- in water deeper than one is tall
- beyond the range of one's competence or understanding
Word Origin for depth
Medicine definitions for depth
Idioms and Phrases with depth
see in depth; out of one's depth.