noun, plural fath·oms, (especially collectively) fath·om.
verb (used with object)
Origin of fathom
Related formsfath·om·a·ble, adjectivefath·om·er, nounun·fath·om·a·ble, adjectiveun·fath·omed, adjective
Examples from the Web for 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 another monologue, also spoken by a woman who has experienced more than most can fathom, has left me entranced and devastated.
Praying for you, dear brother in the One who loves both of us more than we ever could fathom.
If the concept of W.H. and Michelle Price as a happy couple is hard to fathom, the reality is easy to understand.
Was she trying to fathom his meditations, or determine how far they were to affect her own future?Told In The Hills|Marah Ellis Ryan
And then again they fell into the talk which I could not fathom.The Autobiography of a Slander|Edna Lyall
A fathom of blue cotton cloth, a full dress for man or woman, was produced.
Without philosophy no one can fathom the depths of mathematics.The Teaching of Geometry|David Eugene Smith
The circle, however, is a remarkable device, and it is difficult to fathom its meaning without something to guide us.The Mystery of the Downs|John R. Watson