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depth

Nautical the distance from the top of a ship's keel to the top of a particular deck

Depth

The extent, measurement or distance from top to bottom (downward) or from front to back (inward), or an element consisting of several layers.

depth

[depth]
(naval architecture)
The vertical distance amidships from the upper surface of the flat plate keel to the underside of the plating of a specified deck at ship's side.
(oceanography)
The vertical distance from a specified sea level to the sea floor.

depth

Depth refers to a numerical amount or to distance. See bit depth, color depth and depth of field.
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So thought the Emperor, and the Russian commanders and people were still more provoked at the thought that our forces were retreating into the depths of the country.
The luring of Napoleon into the depths of the country was not the result of any plan, for no one believed it to be possible; it resulted from a most complex interplay of intrigues, aims, and wishes among those who took part in the war and had no perception whatever of the inevitable, or of the one way of saving Russia.
At the expiration of the first month the well had attained the depth assigned for that lapse of time, namely, 112 feet.
No fresh occurrence thenceforward arrested the progress of the operation; and on the tenth of June, twenty days before the expiration of the period fixed by Barbicane, the well, lined throughout with its facing of stone, had attained the depth of
A factory-owner, hearing what depth I had found, thought that it could not be true, for, judging from his acquaintance with dams, sand would not lie at so steep an angle.
So, probably, the depth of the ocean will be found to be very inconsiderable compared with its breadth.
In one instance, on a line arbitrarily chosen, the depth did not vary more than one foot in thirty rods; and generally, near the middle, I could calculate the variation for each one hundred feet in any direction beforehand within three or four inches.
Having noticed that the number indicating the greatest depth was apparently in the centre of the map, I laid a rule on the map lengthwise, and then breadthwise, and found, to my surprise, that the line of greatest length intersected the line of greatest breadth exactly at the point of greatest depth, notwithstanding that the middle is so nearly level, the outline of the pond far from regular, and the extreme length and breadth were got by measuring into the coves; and I said to myself, Who knows but this hint would conduct to the deepest part of the ocean as well as of a pond or puddle?
Such a rule of the two diameters not only guides us toward the sun in the system and the heart in man, but draws lines through the length and breadth of the aggregate of a man's particular daily behaviors and waves of life into his coves and inlets, and where they intersect will be the height or depth of his character.
In spring and summer, bass were found in deeper depths during the second (26 to 50 percent waxing moon face) and third (51 to 75 percent waxing moon face) moon quarters.
Krishnamurthy et al [11] proposed a compression method of depth map for DIBR that considers region-of-interest (ROI) coding and reshapes the dynamic range of depth map to reflect the different importance of different depths.
2 : a place far below a surface or far inside something (as a sea or a forest) <Some unusual fish live at great depths.