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 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
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
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 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 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
(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
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
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