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American English: /dɛpθ/
British English: /dɛpθ/

Translation of depth in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable or countable 1.1 (of hole, water) at a depth of 200m
    a una profundidad de 200m
    out of one's depthwhen it comes to computers I'm out of my depth
    estoy muy flojo en informática
    I tried reading Hegel but soon got out of my depth
    traté de leer a Hegel pero pronto me perdí
    don't go out of your depth (in water)
    no vayas donde no haces pie or no tocas fondo
    Example sentences
    • What is the condition of the bottom and depth of soft mud in that berth?
    • Wading usually is easy over a gravel bottom of predictable depth and flow, with ample room for backcasts.
    • Pots were PVC cylinders, 20 cm diameter and 50 cm depth, sealed at the bottom.
    1.2 (of shelf, cupboard) the full depth of the garden
    todo el largo del jardín
    Example sentences
    • It was unsurpassed in the length of the front, depth of the advance and retreat, duration of continuous fighting, and the size of the armies on each side.
    • The hood is a separate panel that adds depth to the front section, and ties the fenders, greenhouse and nose together.
    • Despite all that the Nazi forces breached the Voronezh Front to the depth of 30-35 kilometers.
    1.3 (of shot) (Sport) 1.4 (Photography)depth of field
    Example sentences
    • John himself hand-colors or antiques the enlarged picture, adding beauty, dimension and depth.
    • Showy but not slick, the work has a new painterly depth and dimension that take it beyond the surface.
    • The most popular is selenium toner, which deepens the blacks and shadow areas of the print, adding depth and dimension.
  • 2 uncountable or countable 2.1 (of emotion)
    Example sentences
    • His rare lyrical quality bears emotional depth without sickly sweetness, and sly humour without jokey or ironic irritants.
    • The guitar and bass gave the sound real mod attitude, while the backing vocals added as much soul as the keyboards offered depth and quality to the experience.
    • He chooses his roles, he says, based on the quality, depth and intelligence of the script.
    Example sentences
    • Theo was in the depths of despair as it was ten years to the day that his beautiful wife died, somewhat mysteriously.
    • Little more than a year ago he was in the depths of despair, but yesterday he put it all behind him with a wonderful victory over his rival.
    • ‘We were promised Utopia and we are in the depths of despair,’ said one governor.
    2.2 (of knowledge, understanding) her criticism displays depth of thought
    su crítica revela un razonamiento muy profundo
    to study something in depth
    estudiar algo a fondo or en profundidad
    Example sentences
    • Mike should be congratulated on his detailed research, and depth of knowledge and compelling style of presentation.
    • It is a lively, thriving collection of diverse women whose depth of knowledge and experience never fails to amaze me, but who are kind and supportive and above all very practical.
    • Members of any profession require wide knowledge and depth of experience the relevance of some of which might not have been obvious at the time of learning.
    2.3 (of voice)
  • 3 uncountable
    also: depths plural
    3.1 (deepest part) in the depths of the ocean/forest
    en las profundidades del océano/la espesura del bosque
    in the depths of winter/night
    en lo más crudo del invierno/lo más profundo de la noche
    to plumb the depthsto plumb the ocean depths [literary]
    descender a las profundidades del mar [literary]
    3.2 (of misery, depravity) even in the depths of despair …
    aún en lo más hondo de su desesperación …
    he has sunk to such depths that …
    ha caído tan bajo que …
    to plumb the depthsto plumb the depths of despair [literary]
    hundirse en la desesperación
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