Fathom - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- (mining) a unit of volume (equal to 6 cubic feet) used in measuring bodies of ore
- measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line (syn: sound)
The water here is five fathoms deep.
...the pilot had to continually fathom the river, which drought conditions had lowered to unprecedented levels...
Trees are so thick that a man could not fathom them.
I still can't fathom out what she meant.
Mark couldn't fathom why she resented him so much.
present participle: fathoming
past tense: fathomed
past participle: fathomed