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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: No

Strongs Concordance:


Easton's Bible Dictionary

(Old A.S. faethm, "bosom," or the outstretched arms), a span of six feet (Acts 27:28). Gr. orguia (from orego, "I stretch"), the distance between the extremities of both arms fully stretched out.

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Smith's Bible Dictionary

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FATH'OM, noun

1. A measure of length containing six feet, the space to which a man may extend his arms; used chiefly at sea for measuring cables, cordage, and the depth of the sea is sounding by a line and lead.

2. Reach; penetration; depth of thought or contrivance.

FATH'OM, verb transitive

1. To encompass with the arms extended or encircling.

2. To reach; to master; to comprehend.

Leave to fathom such high points as these.

3. To reach in depth; to sound; to try the depth.

Our depths who fathoms.

4. To penetrate; to find the bottom or extent. I cannot fathom his design.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FATH'OMED, participle passive Encompassed with the arms; reached; comprehended.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FATH'OMER, noun One who fathoms.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FATH'OMING, participle present tense Encompassing with the arms; reaching; comprehending; sounding; penetrating.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FATH'OMLESS, adjective

1. That of which no bottom can be found; bottomless.

2. That cannot be embraced, or encompassed with the arms.

3. Not to be penetrated or comprehended.