# Length vs. Depth

By Jaxson

• Length

In geometric measurements, length is the most extended dimension of an object. In the International System of Quantities, length is any quantity with dimension distance. In other contexts, length is a measured dimension of an object. Length may be distinguished from height, which is vertical extent, and width or breadth, which are the distance from side to side, measuring across the object at right angles to the length. For example, it is possible to cut a length of wire shorter than the wire’s width. In most systems of measurement, the unit of length is a base unit, from which other units are derived.

Length is a measure of one dimension, whereas area is a measure of two dimensions (length squared) and volume is a measure of three dimensions (length cubed).

Wikipedia
• Length (noun)

The distance measured along the longest dimension of an object.

• Length (noun)

duration

• Length (noun)

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

• Length (noun)

Distance between the two ends of a line segment.

• Length (noun)

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

• Length (noun)

Total extent.

“the length of a book”

• Length (noun)

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

“a length of rope”

• Length (verb)

To lengthen.

• Depth (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.”

“deepness|lowness”

• Depth (noun)

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

• Depth (noun)

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.”

• Depth (noun)

lowness

“the depth of a sound”

• Depth (noun)

the total palette of available colors

• Depth (noun)

the property of appearing three-dimensional

“The depth of field in this picture is amazing.”

• Depth (noun)

the deepest part usually of a body of water

“The burning ship finally sunk into the depths.”

• Depth (noun)

a very remote part.

“Into the depths of the jungle…”

“In the depths of the night,”

• Depth (noun)

the most severe part

“in the depth of the crisis”

“in the depths of winter”

• Depth (noun)

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

• Depth (noun)

a pair of toothed wheels which work together

• Depth (noun)

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

• Depth (noun)

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

Wiktionary
• Length (noun)

the measurement or extent of something from end to end; the greater of two or the greatest of three dimensions of an object

“the fish reaches a length of 10 inches”

“the delta is twenty kilometres in length”

• Length (noun)

the quality of being long

“the length of the waiting list”

• Length (noun)

the length of a swimming pool as a measure of the distance swum

“fifty lengths of the pool”

• Length (noun)

the length of a horse, boat, etc., as a measure of the lead in a race

“the mare won the race by seven lengths”

• Length (noun)

the extent of a garment in a vertical direction when worn

“the length of her skirt”

• Length (noun)

the full distance that a thing extends for

“the muscles running the length of my spine”

• Length (noun)

the full extent of one’s body

“he awkwardly lowered his length into the small car”

• Length (noun)

the metrical quantity or duration of a vowel or syllable

“the length of the syllable is isomorphic with the length of the syllabic vowel”

• Length (noun)

the amount of time occupied by something

“delivery must be within a reasonable length of time”

• Length (noun)

a piece or stretch of something

“the surviving length of track”

“a length of brown satin”

• Length (noun)

an extreme to which a course of action is taken

“they go to great lengths to avoid the press”

• Length (noun)

the distance from the batsman at which a well-bowled ball pitches

“Lewis tended to bowl short of a length”

• Length (noun)

(in bridge or whist) the number of cards of a suit held in one’s hand, especially when five or more

“to open one heart with equal length in hearts and spades is in the modern Acol style”

Oxford Dictionary