# Distance vs. Depth

## Distance and Depth Definitions

#### Distance

The extent of space between two objects or places; an intervening space.

#### Depth

The condition or quality of being deep.

#### Distance

The fact or condition of being apart in space; remoteness.

#### Depth

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.

#### Distance

(Mathematics) The length or numerical value of a straight line or curve.

#### Depth

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

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#### Distance

The extent of space between points on a measured course.

#### Depth

Often depths A deep part or place

The ocean depths.

In the depths of the forest.

#### Distance

The length of a race, especially of a horserace.

#### Depth

The most profound or intense part or stage

The depth of despair.

An experience that touched the depths of tragedy.

#### Distance

A point or area that is far away

"Telephone poles stretched way into a distance I couldn't quite see" (Leigh Allison Wilson).

#### Depth

Intensity; force

Had not realized the depth of their feelings for one another.

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#### Distance

A depiction of a such a point or area.

#### Depth

The severest or worst part

In the depth of an economic depression.

#### Distance

A stretch of space without designation of limit; an expanse

A land of few hills and great distances.

#### Depth

A low point, level, or degree

Production has fallen to new depths.

#### Distance

The extent of time between two events; an intervening period.

#### Depth

Intellectual complexity or penetration; profundity

A novel of great depth.

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#### Distance

A point removed in time

At a distance of 11 years, his memory of the crime was blurry.

#### Depth

The range of one's understanding or competence

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

#### Distance

The full period or length of a contest or game

The challenger had never attempted the distance of 12 rounds.

#### Depth

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

A team with depth at every position.

#### Distance

An amount of progress

The curriculum committee is a distance from where it was last month.

#### Depth

The degree of richness or intensity

Depth of color.

#### Distance

Difference or disagreement

The candidates could not be at a greater distance on this issue.

#### Depth

Lowness in pitch.

#### Distance

Emotional separateness or reserve; aloofness.

#### Depth

Complete detail; thoroughness

The depth of her research.

An interview conducted in great depth.

#### Distance

To place or keep at or as if at a distance

"monks who had distanced themselves from the official ecclesiastical hierarchy by resurrecting the ascetic traditions of the early Church Fathers" (Rosamund Bartlett).

#### Depth

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.

#### Distance

To cause to appear at a distance.

#### Depth

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

#### Distance

To leave far behind; outrun.

#### Depth

(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.

#### Distance

(countable) The amount of space between two points, usually geographical points, usually (but not necessarily) measured along a straight line.

The distance to Petersborough is thirty miles.

From Moscow, the distance is relatively short to Saint Petersburg, relatively long to Novosibirsk, but even greater to Vladivostok.

#### Depth

Lowness

The depth of a sound

#### Distance

Length or interval of time.

#### Depth

The total palette of available colors

#### Distance

The difference; the subjective measure between two quantities.

We're narrowing the distance between the two versions of the bill.

The distance between the lowest and next gear on my bicycle is annoying.

#### Depth

The property of appearing three-dimensional

The depth of field in this picture is amazing.

#### Distance

Remoteness of place; a remote place.

#### Depth

The deepest part usually of a body of water

The burning ship finally sunk into the depths.

#### Distance

Remoteness in succession or relation.

The distance between a descendant and his ancestor

#### Depth

A very remote part.

Into the depths of the jungle...

In the depths of the night,

#### Distance

A space marked out in the last part of a racecourse.

#### Depth

The most severe part

In the depth of the crisis

In the depths of winter

#### Distance

The entire amount of progress to an objective.

He had promised to perform this task, but did not go the distance.

#### Depth

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

#### Distance

A withholding of intimacy; alienation; variance.

The friendship did not survive the row: they kept each other at a distance.

#### Depth

(horology) a pair of toothed wheels which work together

#### Distance

The remoteness or reserve which respect requires; hence, respect; ceremoniousness.

#### Depth

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

#### Distance

The space measured back from the winning-post which a racehorse running in a heat must reach when the winner has covered the whole course, in order to run in the final heat.

#### Depth

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

#### Distance

(transitive) To move away (from) someone or something.

He distanced himself from the comments made by some of his colleagues.

#### Depth

The quality of being deep; deepness; perpendicular measurement downward from the surface, or horizontal measurement backward from the front; as, the depth of a river; the depth of a body of troops.

#### Distance

(transitive) To leave at a distance; to outpace, leave behind.

#### Depth

Profoundness; extent or degree of intensity; abundance; completeness; as, depth of knowledge, or color.

Mindful of that heavenly loveWhich knows no end in depth or height.

#### Distance

(transitive) To lose interest in a specific issue.

#### Depth

Lowness; as, depth of sound.

#### Distance

The space between two objects; the length of a line, especially the shortest line joining two points or things that are separate; measure of separation in place.

Every particle attracts every other with a force . . . inversely proportioned to the square of the distance.

#### Depth

That which is deep; a deep, or the deepest, part or place; the deep; the middle part; as, the depth of night, or of winter.

From you unclouded depth above.

The depth closed me round about.

#### Distance

Remoteness of place; a remote place.

Easily managed from a distance.

'T is distance lends enchantment to the view.

[He] waits at distance till he hears from Cato.

#### Depth

The number of simple elements which an abstract conception or notion includes; the comprehension or content.

#### Distance

A space marked out in the last part of a race course.

The horse that ran the whole field out of distance.

#### Depth

A pair of toothed wheels which work together.

#### Distance

Relative space, between troops in ranks, measured from front to rear; - contrasted with interval, which is measured from right to left.

#### Depth

The perpendicular distance from the chord to the farthest point of an arched surface.

#### Distance

Space between two antagonists in fencing.

#### Depth

The maximum number of times a type of procedure is reiteratively called before the last call is exited; - of subroutines or procedures which are reentrant; - used of call stacks.

#### Distance

The part of a picture which contains the representation of those objects which are the farthest away, esp. in a landscape.

#### Depth

Extent downward or backward or inward;

The depth of the water

Depth of a shelf

Depth of a closet

#### Distance

Ideal disjunction; discrepancy; contrariety.

#### Depth

Degree of psychological or intellectual depth

#### Distance

Length or interval of time; period, past or future, between two eras or events.

Ten years' distance between one and the other.

The writings of Euclid at the distance of two thousand years.

#### Depth

(usually plural) the deepest and most remote part;

From the depths of darkest Africa

Signals received from the depths of space

#### Distance

The remoteness or reserve which respect requires; hence, respect; ceremoniousness.

I hope your modestyWill know what distance to the crown is due.

'T is by respect and distance that authority is upheld.

#### Depth

(usually plural) a low moral state;

He had sunk to the depths of addiction

#### Distance

A withholding of intimacy; alienation; coldness; disagreement; variance; restraint; reserve.

Setting them [factions] at distance, or at least distrust amongst themselves.

On the part of Heaven,Now alienated, distance and distaste.

#### Depth

The intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas

#### Distance

Remoteness in succession or relation; as, the distance between a descendant and his ancestor.

#### Distance

The interval between two notes; as, the distance of a fourth or seventh.

If a man makes me keep my distance, the comfort is he keeps his at the same time.

#### Distance

To place at a distance or remotely.

I heard nothing thereof at Oxford, being then miles distanced thence.

#### Distance

To cause to appear as if at a distance; to make seem remote.

His peculiar art of distancing an object to aggrandize his space.

#### Distance

The property created by the space between two objects or points

#### Distance

A distant region;

I could see it in the distance

#### Distance

Size of the gap between two places;

The distance from New York to Chicago

He determined the length of the shortest line segment joining the two points

#### Distance

Indifference by personal withdrawal;

Emotional distance

#### Distance

The interval between two times;

The distance from birth to death

It all happened in the space of 10 minutes

#### Distance

A remote point in time;

If that happens it will be at some distance in the future

At a distance of ten years he had forgotten many of the details

#### Distance

Keep at a distance;

We have to distance ourselves from these events in order to continue living

#### Distance

Go far ahead of;

He outdistanced the other runners