Definition for FATH'OM

FATH'OM, v.t.

  1. To encompass with the arms extended or encircling.
  2. To reach; to master; to comprehend. Leave to fathom such high points as these. Dryden.
  3. To reach in depth; to sound; to try the depth. Our depths who fathoms. Pope.
  4. To penetrate; to find the bottom or extent. I can not fathom his design.

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