Dictionary Results for fathom


1. fathom - noun

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

Synonym(s): fthm

Hypernym(s): linear_unit, linear_measure




2. fathom - noun

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

Synonym(s): fthm

Hypernym(s): volume_unit, capacity_unit, capacity_measure, cubage_unit, cubic_measure, cubic_content_unit, displacement_unit, cubature_unit




3. fathom - verb

· come to understand

Synonym(s): penetrate, bottom

Hypernym(s): understand




4. fathom - verb

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

Synonym(s): sound

Hypernym(s): quantify, measure





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