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Synonyms of fathom

Noun


1. fathom, fthm, linear unit, linear measure

usage: a linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth

2. fathom, fthm, volume unit, capacity unit, capacity measure, cubage unit, cubic measure, cubic content unit, displacement unit, cubature unit

usage: (mining) a unit of volume (equal to 6 cubic feet) used in measuring bodies of ore

Verb


1. penetrate, fathom, bottom, understand

usage: come to understand

2. fathom, sound, quantify, measure

usage: measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line

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