Monday, June 07, 2010
Definitions for fathom
- To penetrate to the truth of; comprehend; understand.
- To measure the depth of water by means of a sounding line; sound.
- A unit of length equal to six feet (1.8 meters): used chiefly in nautical measurements.
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Citations for fathom
"Moving at 200 miles an hour, he could see things more clearly than most of us could ever fathom, and thrill us all while doing it."
Figuring out whether travel insurance covers your canceled trip can be as hard to fathom as the pronunciation of the volcano causing all the trouble (Eyjafjallajokull).