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Fathom (IPA: /ˈfæðəm/)


Fathom (n.)

A measure of length, containing six feet; the space to which a man can extend his arms; -- used chiefly in measuring cables, cordage, and the depth of navigable water by soundings.

Fathom (n.)

The measure or extant of one's capacity; depth, as of intellect; profundity; reach; penetration.

Fathom (v. t.)

To encompass with the arms extended or encircling; to measure by throwing the arms about; to span.

Fathom (v. t.)

The measure by a sounding line; especially, to sound the depth of; to penetrate, measure, and comprehend; to get to the bottom of.

Fathom

Unit of length in the old imperial and the U.S. customary systems

Fathom

Comic book

Fathom

Album by Mortal

Fathom

1967 film by Leslie H. Martinson

Fathom Synonyms

Fthm

Fathom Synonyms

Fthm

Fathom Synonyms

Bottom, Penetrate

Fathom Synonyms

Sound

Translations

Fathom in Spanish

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Soprano, basso, even the contra-alto Wished him five fathom under the Rialto." - Music

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Women are considered profound. Why? Because we never fathom their depths. But women aren't even shallow." - Friedrich Nietzsche


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