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1. fathom

verb. ['ˈfæðəm'] come to understand.

Synonyms

  • penetrate
  • bottom

Antonyms

  • unfit
  • injured
  • damaged

Etymology

  • fathome (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Fathom

  • algorithm
  • logarithm
  • rhythm

How do you pronounce fathom?

Pronounce fathom as ˈfæðəm.

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Sentences with fathom


1. Verb, base form
It is hard to fathom the extremes of cold and heat that exist in the thermosphere.

Quotes about fathom


1. My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations.
- John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

2. A friend is a beloved mystery; dearest always because he is not ourself, and has something in him which it is impossible for us to fathom. If it were not so, friendship would lose its chief zest.
- Lucy Larcom

3. That's the nature of being a parent, Sabine has discovered. You'll love your children far more than you ever loved your parents, and -- in the recognition that your own children cannot fathom the depth of your love -- you come to understand the tragic, unrequited love of your own parents.
- Ursula Hegi

2. fathom

noun. ['ˈfæðəm'] (mining) a unit of volume (equal to 6 cubic feet) used in measuring bodies of ore.

Synonyms

  • cubic content unit
  • cubature unit
  • displacement unit
  • fthm
  • cubage unit
  • capacity unit
  • capacity measure
  • volume unit

Antonyms

  • ride
  • disbelieve
  • exit
  • recede

Etymology

  • fathome (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. fathom

verb. ['ˈfæðəm'] measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line.

Synonyms

  • quantify
  • measure

Antonyms

  • vowel
  • consonant
  • unsound

Etymology

  • fathome (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. fathom

noun. ['ˈfæðəm'] a linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth.

Synonyms

  • fthm
  • pace
  • linear unit
  • yard

Antonyms

  • top
  • head
  • side
  • miss

Etymology

  • fathome (Middle English (1100-1500))
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