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Fathoms

The Bible

Bible Usage:

Dictionaries:

  • 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
Fathom

(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.


Naves Topical Index
Fathom

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Fathom

Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Fathom

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
Fathomed

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


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Fathomer

FATH'OMER, noun One who fathoms.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Fathoming

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


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Fathomless

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.