Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: verb

To find the depth of; sound; comprehend.

Part of speech: noun

A measure of length. 6 feet.

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Usage examples "fathom":

  1. I felt there was some strange mystery which I could not fathom, but what was my surprise, when, as I went into the sitting- room, I heard the blind girl say in a melancholy tone of voice- " 'No, father, I would rather not see at all to- day than lose my eyes. - "The Man-Wolf and Other Tales", Emile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian.
  2. I cannot fathom you, Carlyle. - "East Lynne", Mrs. Henry Wood.
  3. I’ ve tried to fathom it in the last hour, but it’ s too deep for me; I give it up. - "Her Infinite Variety", Brand Whitlock.