Length vs. Depth

Length vs. Depth — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Length and Depth

Lengthnoun

The state, quality, or fact of being long. See Usage Note at strength.

Depthnoun

The condition or quality of being deep.

Lengthnoun

The measurement of the extent of something along its greatest dimension

the length of the boat.

Depthnoun

The extent, measurement, or dimension downward, backward, or inward

dove to a depth of 30 feet.shelves with enough depth to store the large boxes.

Lengthnoun

A piece, often of a standard size, that is normally measured along its greatest dimension

a length of cloth.

Depthnoun

The measurement or sense of distance from an observation point, such as linear perspective in painting.

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Lengthnoun

A measure used as a unit to estimate distances

won the race by a length.

Depthnoun

often depths A deep part or place

the ocean depths.in the depths of the forest.

Lengthnoun

Extent or distance from beginning to end

the length of a novel.the length of a journey.

Depthnoun

The most profound or intense part or stage

the depth of despair.an experience that touched the depths of tragedy.

Lengthnoun

The amount of time between specified moments; the duration

the length of a meeting.

Depthnoun

Intensity; force

had not realized the depth of their feelings for one another.
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Lengthnoun

often lengths Extent or degree to which an action or policy is carried

went to great lengths to prove his point.

Depthnoun

The severest or worst part

in the depth of an economic depression.

Lengthnoun

The duration of a vowel.

Depthnoun

A low point, level, or degree

Production has fallen to new depths.

Lengthnoun

The duration of a syllable.

Depthnoun

Intellectual complexity or penetration; profundity

a novel of great depth.

Lengthnoun

The vertical extent of a garment. Often used in combination

knee-length.floor-length.

Depthnoun

The range of one's understanding or competence

I am out of my depth when it comes to cooking.

Lengthnoun

The distance measured along the longest dimension of an object.

Depthnoun

Strength held in reserve, especially a supply of skilled or capable replacements

a team with depth at every position.

Lengthnoun

duration

Depthnoun

The degree of richness or intensity

depth of color.

Lengthnoun

(horse racing) The length of a horse, used to indicate the distance between horses at the end of a race.

Depthnoun

Lowness in pitch.

Lengthnoun

(mathematics) Distance between the two ends of a line segment.

Depthnoun

Complete detail; thoroughness

the depth of her research.an interview conducted in great depth.

Lengthnoun

(cricket) The distance down the pitch that the ball bounces on its way to the batsman.

Depthnoun

the vertical distance below a surface; the degree to which something is deep

Measure the depth of the water in this part of the bay.

Lengthnoun

(figuratively) Total extent.

the length of a book

Depthnoun

the distance between the front and the back, as the depth of a drawer or closet

Lengthnoun

Part of something that is long; a physical piece of something.

a length of rope

Depthnoun

(figuratively) the intensity, complexity, strength, seriousness or importance of an emotion, situation, etc.

The depth of her misery was apparent to everyone.The depth of the crisis had been exaggerated.We were impressed by the depth of her knowledge.

Lengthverb

(obsolete) To lengthen.

Depthnoun

lowness

the depth of a sound

Lengthnoun

the linear extent in space from one end to the other; the longest horizontal dimension of something that is fixed in place;

the length of the table was 5 feet

Depthnoun

the total palette of available colors

Lengthnoun

continuance in time;

the ceremony was of short durationhe complained about the length of time required

Depthnoun

the property of appearing three-dimensional

The depth of field in this picture is amazing.

Lengthnoun

the property of being the extent of something from beginning to end;

the editor limited the length of my article to 500 words

Depthnoun

the deepest part usually of a body of water

The burning ship finally sunk into the depths.

Lengthnoun

size of the gap between two places;

the distance from New York to Chicagohe determined the length of the shortest line segment joining the two points

Depthnoun

a very remote part.

Into the depths of the jungle...In the depths of the night,

Lengthnoun

a section of something that is long and narrow;

a length of timbera length of tubing

Depthnoun

the most severe part

in the depth of the crisisin the depths of winter

Depthnoun

(logic) the number of simple elements which an abstract conception or notion includes; the comprehension or content

Depthnoun

(horology) a pair of toothed wheels which work together

Depthnoun

(aeronautics) the perpendicular distance from the chord to the farthest point of an arched surface

Depthnoun

(statistics) the lower of the two ranks of a value in an ordered set of values

Depthnoun

extent downward or backward or inward;

the depth of the waterdepth of a shelfdepth of a closet

Depthnoun

degree of psychological or intellectual depth

Depthnoun

(usually plural) the deepest and most remote part;

from the depths of darkest Africasignals received from the depths of space

Depthnoun

(usually plural) a low moral state;

he had sunk to the depths of addiction

Depthnoun

the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas