follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: Novels For Language Lovers

fathomless

[fath -uh m-lis] /ˈfæð əm lɪs/
adjective
1.
impossible to measure the depth of; bottomless.
2.
impossible to understand; incomprehensible:
fathomless motives.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; fathom + -less
Related forms
fathomlessly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for fathomless
  • In return for living a life of fathomless drabness, people's basic needs were reasonably well looked after.
  • Their rivalry is based in fathomless feelings of personal grievance.
  • The clay is white and of a pink and water appears fathomless as it appears to be entirely hollow under neath.
  • Galaxies spin and points of light congregate in fathomless dark spaces.
  • The clay is white and pink and water appear fathomless as it appears to be entirely hollow underneath.
  • Broke the fierce breath of the sun from the fathomless deeps of the heavens.
British Dictionary definitions for fathomless

fathomless

/ˈfæðəmlɪs/
adjective
1.
another word for unfathomable
Derived Forms
fathomlessly, adverb
fathomlessness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for fathomless
adj.

1630s, literal; 1640s, figurative; from fathom + -less.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for fathomless

18
19
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with fathomless