HyperDic: fathom

English > 4 senses of the word fathom:
VERBcognitionfathom, penetrate, bottomcome to understand
changefathom, soundmeasure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line
NOUNquantityfathom, fthma linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth
quantityfathom, fthm(mining) a unit of volume (equal to 6 cubic feet) used in measuring bodies of ore
fathom > pronunciation
Soundsfae'dhahm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > fathom: 4 senses > noun 1, quantity
MeaningA linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth.
Synonymfthm
Partsyard, paceA unit of length equal to 3 feet
Broaderlinear unit, linear measureA unit of measurement of length
Spanishbraza
Catalanbraça
Verbsfathommeasure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line
English > fathom: 4 senses > noun 2, quantity
Meaning(mining) a unit of volume (equal to 6 cubic feet) used in measuring bodies of ore.
Synonymfthm
Categorymining, excavationThe act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth
Broadervolume unit, capacity unit, capacity measure, cubage unit, cubic measure, cubic content unit, displacement unit, cubature unitA unit of measurement of volume or capacity
Spanishbraza
English > fathom: 4 senses > verb 1, cognition
MeaningCome to understand.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymspenetrate, bottom
Broaderunderstandknow and comprehend the nature or meaning / meaning of
Spanishllegar al fondo, penetrar, profundizar, sondear
Catalanapregonar, aprofundir, penetrar, profunditzar
English > fathom: 4 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningMeasure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsound
Broaderquantify, measureExpress as a number or measure or quantity
Spanishsondar, sondear
Catalansondar
Nounsfathoma linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth

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