Fathomed
Fathom Fath"om, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fathomed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fathoming}.] 1. To encompass with the arms extended or encircling; to measure by throwing the arms about; to span. [Obs.] --Purchas. [1913 Webster]

2. To measure by a sounding line; especially, to sound the depth of; to penetrate, measure, and comprehend; to get to the bottom of. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The page of life that was spread out before me seemed dull and commonplace, only because I had not fathomed its deeper import. --Hawthotne. [1913 Webster]


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  • fathomed — un·fathomed; …   English syllables

  • fathomed — fath·om || fæðəm n. unit of length equal to six feet (used for measuring water depth) v. get to the bottom of; penetrate and understand; measure the depth of …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fathom — I UK [ˈfæðəm] / US noun [countable] Word forms fathom : singular fathom plural fathoms a unit for measuring the depth of water, equal to 1.8 metres or 6 feet II = fathom out fathom UK [ˈfæðəm] / US or fathom out UK / US verb [transitive] Word… …   English dictionary

  • Fathom — Fath om, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fathomed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fathoming}.] 1. To encompass with the arms extended or encircling; to measure by throwing the arms about; to span. [Obs.] Purchas. [1913 Webster] 2. To measure by a sounding line;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fathoming — Fathom Fath om, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fathomed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fathoming}.] 1. To encompass with the arms extended or encircling; to measure by throwing the arms about; to span. [Obs.] Purchas. [1913 Webster] 2. To measure by a sounding line;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fathom — unit of length m= 1.8288000 accuracy=5 A fathom is a unit of length in the Imperial system (and the derived U.S. customary units), used especially for measuring the depth of water. There are 2 yards (6 feet) in a fathom. Encyclopædia Britannica… …   Wikipedia

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  • Deep — Deep, n. 1. That which is deep, especially deep water, as the sea or ocean; an abyss; a great depth. [1913 Webster] Courage from the deeps of knowledge springs. Cowley. [1913 Webster] The hollow deep of hell resounded. Milton. [1913 Webster] Blue …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deep of night — Deep Deep, n. 1. That which is deep, especially deep water, as the sea or ocean; an abyss; a great depth. [1913 Webster] Courage from the deeps of knowledge springs. Cowley. [1913 Webster] The hollow deep of hell resounded. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fathomable — Fath om*a*ble, a. Capable of being fathomed. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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