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Grasp, envelopment, control
A measure of length corresponding to the outstretched arms, standardised to six feet, now used mainly for measuring depths in seas or oceans
To measure the depth of, take a sounding of
To get to the bottom of; to manage to comprehend (a problem etc.)

I can't for the life of me fathom what this means.

To encircle with outstretched arms, especially to take a measurement; to embrace
a measure of length, 6 feet
{v} to compass, found, try, penetrate
{n} fix feet, compass, penetration, reach
(Count) A villain in Smollet's novel so called After robbing his benefactors, and fleecing all who trusted him, he is at last forgiven
A unit of measurement for water depth One fathom equals six feet 1 fathom = 6 feet = 1 8288 metres Always take care on nautical charts as depths may be given in fathoms or metres
The measure or extant of one's capacity; depth, as of intellect; profundity; reach; penetration
A unit of length equal to 6 feet used in measuring water depth
To encompass with the arms extended or encircling; to measure by throwing the arms about; to span
A fathom is a measurement of 1.8 metres or 6 feet, used when referring to the depth of water. We sailed into the bay and dropped anchor in five fathoms of water
a measure of six feet, used to divide the lead (or sounding) lines in measuring the depth of water; and to calculate in the length of cables, rigging, etc
If you cannot fathom something, you are unable to understand it, although you think carefully about it. I really couldn't fathom what Steiner was talking about Jeremy's passive attitude was hard to fathom. Fathom out means the same as fathom. We're trying to fathom out what's going on I'm having difficulty using my video editing equipment and can't fathom out the various connections. a unit for measuring the depth of water, equal to six feet or about 1.8 metres. fathom out to understand what something means after thinking about it carefully = work out
n A unit of length equalling six feet, primarily used to measure the depth of water
A measure of water depth equal to 1 83 m (6 feet)
come to understand
a unit of length equal to six feet (1 83 meters) used especially for measuring the depth of water
A nautical measure of depth or distance equal to 6 feet
To measure the depth of take a sounding of
The common unit of depth in the ocean, equal to six feet It is also sometimes used in expressing horizontal distances, in which case 100 fathoms make one cable or very nearly one-tenth nautical mile
A measure of distance equal to six feet
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
{i} unit of length equal to six feet (used for measuring water depth)
Unit of depth in the ocean equal to six feet 1000 fathoms = (approx ) 1 nautical mile = 6076 feet
Distance of depth (1 fathom=6 feet)
A unit used to express depths of water Originally intended to be the distance between a man's fingertips with his arms outstretched, it is equal to six feet
a linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth
The common unit of depth in the ocean for countries using the English system of measurement It is six feet or 1 83 meters It can also be used in expressing horizontal distance, since 120 fathoms is equal to one cable or nearly on tenth of a nautical mile
To measure by a sounding line; especially, to sound the depth of; to penetrate, measure, and comprehend; to get to the bottom of
(mining) a unit of volume (equal to 6 cubic feet) used in measuring bodies of ore a linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line
Nautical measurement of depth of six feet, or 1 83m
Six feet
an old unit of length, measuring 5 feet, used to measure the depth of water (brasse)
{f} get to the bottom of; penetrate and understand; measure the depth of
(mining) a unit of volume (equal to 6 cubic feet) used in measuring bodies of ore
measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line
1 A nautical measure of water depth, equal to six feet; sometimes also used to indicate the lengths of lead lines, cordage and anchor chains
Measurement of six feet
A measure of six feet
Measurement of distance equal to 6 feet
Arises in directed tree search A node is fathomed if it is determined that no completion from this point could produce a better solution than one already obtained This could happen by bounding the objective, or it can happen by determining there is no feasible solution with the partial specifications corresponding to the node
A unit of measurement
fth
fath
fathomless
{a} bottomless, impenetrable, secret
A fathom
fadme
A fathom
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fathomable
(of meaning) capable of being penetrated or comprehended of depth; capable of being sounded or measured
fathomable
Capable of being fathomed
fathomable
{s} measurable; understandable, comprehensible, penetrable
fathomable
possible to fathom
fathomable
(of meaning) capable of being penetrated or comprehended
fathomable
of depth; capable of being sounded or measured
fathomed
past of fathom
fathoming
present participle of fathom
fathomless
Incapable of being fathomed; immeasurable; that can not be sounded
fathomless
Very deep (especially of water deeper than a lead line can measure); bottomless
fathomless
{s} impenetrable, incomprehensible; immeasurable, abysmal, deep
fathomless
Something that is fathomless cannot be measured or understood because it gives the impression of being very deep, mysterious, or complicated. the fathomless space of the universe The silence was fathomless and overwhelming. impossible to measure or understand
fathomless
unfathomable or incomprehensible
fathomless
Incomprehensible
fathoms
third-person singular of fathom
fathoms
plural of fathom
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