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
Example sentences from the Web for fathom
My confidence is now forever and irreparably shaken for reasons I never could have fathomed.The Aurora Shooting Made One Prominent Hollywood Producer Too Scared to Go to The Multiplex|Rick Schwartz|August 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But he seems never to have fully fathomed why Wasserstein bought New York magazine in the first place.
Why he ever came amongst us none ever knew; it was a mystery we never fathomed.
He fathomed every complication of heart and mind in the modern woman by an intuition of the laws which control her development.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z|Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
Lin, in some way known only to herself, had fathomed Alfred's plans; she even knew the backer's name.Watch Yourself Go By|Al. G. Field
Eyes that would bear a world of looking in, before their depth was fathomed.
He fathomed not the unchanging love that had of late struggled into existence in the dreamy maiden's breast.Baron Bruno|Louisa Morgan