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  • IPA(key): /dɛpθs/
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  1. plural of depth
  2. (literary) The deepest part. (Usually of a body of water.)
    The burning ship finally sank into the depths.
  3. (literary) A very remote part.
    Into the depths of the jungle...
    In the depths of the night,
  4. (of an emotion, mystery) The lowest point, all-time low, nadir.
    to plumb the depths of despair
    to stir someone to his depths
  5. The most severe or involved period.
    in the depths of the crisis
    in the depths of winter

Usage notesEdit

  • Since the meaning is superlative, it is almost always used with the definite article the.