fathom fathom  /ˈfæ ðəm/


  1. (n) a linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth
  2. (n) (mining) a unit of volume (equal to 6 cubic feet) used in measuring bodies of ore
  3. (v) come to understand
  4. (v) measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line



  1. The gap between the brevity of King's life and its consequence is easy to state but hard to fathom.
  2. Instead it was called Fathom, then renamed the equally limp Surface.
  3. The reason was not hard to fathom.


  1. Joe Biden Can't Believe Republicans Listen to 'Two Freshman Senators'

    Joe Biden went full Biden at a fundraiser for Democratic Representative Ed Markey tonight, covering everything from gun control to Al Gore to the "two freshman senators" that he just can't fathom anyone is really listening to.         
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire

  2. A Mirror That’s A Touching Tribute To Sandy Victims

    Joe Doucet’s Fathom creates the effect of being half underwater. When Hurricane Sandy unleashed its wrath on the Eastern Seaboard last October, designer Joe Doucet ’s lower Manhattan studio and apartment were left relatively unscathed. “Apart from being without power for a week or so, we really were very fortunate,” he says. Jean Lin and Jennifer Krichels of Reclaim NYC organized an auction ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

  3. The Original NSA Whistleblower Says The Government Is Lying About Not Collecting Your Data

    It's hard to fathom many of the shocking claims from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden of vast government surveillance — such as the notion that the agency constantly intercepts millions of phone calls and emails with the help of telecommunication companies.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Business Insider

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