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  Definition of fathom
  1. (mining) a unit of volume (equal to 6 cubic feet) used in measuring bodies of ore
  2. a linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth
  3. measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line
  4. come to understand
Similar Words: fthm, sound, penetrate, bottom

 

Derivational Morphology: sound, sounder, sounding, fthm, insight

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 一臂长   Danish: favn  
Dutch: vadem   Estonian: süld  
Finnish: syli   French: brasse  
German: Klafter   Hungarian: öl  
Italian: braccio   Japanese: hiro  
Norwegian: favn   Polish: sążeń  
Portuguese: braça   Russian: морская сажень  
Serbian: хват/hvat   Slovak: siaha  
Spanish: braza   Swedish: famn  
 
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