1. Deepness; the distance or measure of a thing from the surface to the bottom, or to the extreme part downwards or inwards. The depth of a river may be ten feet. The depth of the ocean is unfathomable. The depth of a wound may be an inch. In a vertical direction, depth is opposed to highth.
2. A deep place.
3. The sea, the ocean.
The depth closed me round about. Jonah 2.
4. The abyss; a gulf of infinite profundity.
When he set a compass on the face of the depth. Prov. 8.
5. The middle or highth of a season, as the depth of winter; or the middle, the darkest or stillest part, as the depth of night; or the inner part, a part remote from the border, as the depth of a wood or forest.
6. Abstruseness; obscurity; that which is not easily explored; as the depth of a science.
7. Unsearchableness; infinity.
O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God. Rom 11.
8. The breadth and depth of the love of Christ, are its vast extent.
9. Profoundness; extent of penetration, or of the capacity of penetrating; as depth of understanding; depth of skill.
10. The depth of a squadron or battalion, is the number of men in a file, which forms the extent from the front to the rear; as a depth of three men or six men.
11. Depth of a sail, the extent of the square sails from the head-rope to the foot-rope, or the length of the after-leech of a stay-sail or boom-sail.