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Fathom vs. Fathomer

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Fathomnoun

(obsolete) Grasp, envelopment, control.

Fathomernoun

One who fathoms.

Fathomnoun

An English unit of length for water depth notionally based upon the width of grown man's outstretched arms but standardized as 6 feet (about 1.8{{nbsp}}m).

Fathomernoun

One who fathoms.

Fathomnoun

(units of measure) Various similar units in other systems.

Fathomnoun

(figuratively) Depth of insight, mental reach or scope.

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Fathomverb

To encircle with outstretched arms, especially to take a measurement; to embrace.

Fathomverb

(transitive) To measure the depth of, take a sounding of.

Fathomverb

To get to the bottom of; to manage to comprehend; understand (a problem etc.).

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

Fathomnoun

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.

Fathomnoun

The measure or extant of one's capacity; depth, as of intellect; profundity; reach; penetration.

‘Another of his fathom they have noneTo lead their business.’;

Fathomverb

To encompass with the arms extended or encircling; to measure by throwing the arms about; to span.

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Fathomverb

To measure by a sounding line; especially, to sound the depth of; to penetrate, measure, and comprehend; to get to the bottom of.

‘The page of life that was spread out before me seemed dull and commonplace, only because I had not fathomed its deeper import.’;

Fathomnoun

a linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth

Fathomnoun

(mining) a unit of volume (equal to 6 cubic feet) used in measuring bodies of ore

Fathomverb

come to understand

Fathomverb

measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line

Fathom

A fathom is a unit of length in the imperial and the U.S. customary systems equal to 6 feet (1.8288 m), used especially for measuring the depth of water. The fathom is neither an International Standard (SI) unit, nor an internationally-accepted non-SI unit.

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