noun, plural fath·oms, (especially collectively) fath·om.
verb (used with object)
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Origin of fathom
OTHER WORDS FROM fathomfath·om·a·ble, adjectivefath·om·er, nounun·fath·om·a·ble, adjectiveun·fath·omed, adjective
Words nearby fathom
Example sentences from the Web for fathom
Perhaps, instead, they had reached a desperation we can't quite fathom.
The celebrity of Li is hard to fathom in terms that American fans—tennis savvy or not—can fully comprehend.Tennis Star Li Na Says Goodbye to the Court…and Puts the Sport’s Rise in Asia in Question|Nicholas McCarvel|September 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As a powerful woman she presents problems for men trying to fathom her.Murdoch on the Rocks: How a Lone Reporter Revealed the Mogul's Tabloid Terror Machine|Clive Irving|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now, my daughter is older and I can barely fathom that she is a teenager.
Now another monologue, also spoken by a woman who has experienced more than most can fathom, has left me entranced and devastated.
There were to be many things yet which Felipe could not fathom in this lovely, sorrowing, sunny sister of his.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
This is some passing whim of your wife, due to some cause or causes which you and I needn't try to fathom.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
There is no protection there for the ships against submarines except Enos harbour and Enos is only one fathom deep.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
From the portress Cibot to the Marquise d'Espard, not one of his women has an evil thought that he does not fathom.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z|Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
Maud Barrington's eyes were grateful, but there was something that Winston could not fathom behind her smile.Winston of the Prairie|Harold Bindloss