- 1.a. a state of low emotional spirits brought on by reading and/or thinking too much.
- 1.b. the point at which an economy cuts and runs backwards. Sissy.
- 1.c. the period during which the economy is doing this, characterized by stock market crashes, unemployment, and homelessness.
- 1.d. an indentation, especially in the road, colloquially referred to as a "pothole." Very large depressions are often referred to as being the size of the hole in Oklahoma City. Dang terrorists.
NB: when referring to the American Economy, the depression refers to a pothole large enough to swallow a Hummer H1. In the Global Economy, the depression refers to a pothole large enough to swallow 30 years of global commoditiy manufacture.