Depth vs Expanse - What's the difference?

depth | expanse |


As nouns the difference between depth and expanse

is that depth is the vertical distance below a surface; the degree to which something is deep while expanse is a wide stretch, usually of sea, sky, or land.

depth

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • 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.
  • The distance between the front and the back, as the depth of a drawer or closet.
  • (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.
  • Lowness.
  • the depth of a sound
  • (computing, colors) The total palette of available colors.
  • (arts, photography) The property of appearing three-dimensional.
  • The depth of field in this picture is amazing.
  • (literary, usually plural) The deepest part. (Usually of a body of water.)
  • The burning ship finally sunk into the depths .
  • (literary, usually plural) A very remote part.
  • Into the depths of the jungle...
    In the depths of the night,
  • The most severe part.
  • in the depth of the crisis
    in the depths of winter
  • (logic) The number of simple elements which an abstract conception or notion includes; the comprehension or content.
  • (horology) A pair of toothed wheels which work together.
  • (statistics) The lower of the two ranks of a value in an ordered set of values.
  • {{examples-right, width=40%, sense=statistics, examples=
    Ordered Batch of 9 Values
    Value153245484956697797
    Depth 123454321
    }}

    Synonyms

    * deepness

    expanse

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A wide stretch, usually of sea, sky, or land.
  • *'>citation
  • An amount of spread or stretch.