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English noun: fathom

1. fathom (quantity) a linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth


Synonymsfthm


Broader (hypernym)linear measure, linear unit


Part holonympace, yard

2. fathom (quantity) (mining) a unit of volume (equal to 6 cubic feet) used in measuring bodies of ore


Synonymsfthm


Broader (hypernym)capacity measure, capacity unit, cubage unit, cubature unit, cubic content unit, cubic measure, displacement unit, volume unit


Domain categoryexcavation, mining


English verb: fathom

1. fathom (cognition) come to understand


Synonymsbottom, penetrate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)understand

2. fathom (change) measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line


Synonymssound


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)measure, quantify









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