The measure or extant of one's capacity; depth, as of intellect; profundity; reach; penetration.
To encompass with the arms extended or encircling; to measure by throwing the arms about; to span.
To measure by a sounding line; especially, to sound the depth of; to penetrate, measure, and comprehend; to get to the bottom of.
A measure of water depth equal to 1.83 m (6 feet).
A unit of length used in measuring water depth. One fathom is 6 feet.
A nautical linear measurement equal to 6 feet, used for measuring water depth.
A depth of 6 feet or one hundredth part of a cable.
This is a certain measure of the depth of water. One fathom equaled about 6 feet deep.
1.8 meters or 6 ft, used to measure depth below the surface to an object.
See "Weights and Measures" Appendix E.
measure of length or depth consisting of 6 feet
unit of depth typically used for ocean measurements, equivalent to 6 feet or 1.828 meters.
a linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth
(mining) a unit of volume (equal to 6 cubic feet) used in measuring bodies of ore
measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line
an obsolete non- SI unit of length formerly used in the United Kingdom and her former colonies
a non-SI unit of length
a six-foot depth of water
a unit of length in Standard English that is used to measure ocean depths
a unit of measure, and data analysis and statistics are about measuring things
a measurement of water depth
The quantity of water reed required to fill a 6 foot rope at the butt
A measure of length, equivalent to 6 linear feet, used for depths of water and lengths of anchor chain. (See shot.)
one-thousandth part of a nautical mile - 6 feet.
A unit of measurement used to indicate water depth, and equal to 1.8m (6 feet).
a nautical unit of measure, six feet, used primarily for measuring the depth of the ocean by means of a sounding line.
a unit of measurement. 1 fathom equals 6 feet.
unit of water depth equivalent to 6 feet.
Measurement of distance equal to 6 feet.
a measure of six feet; used in determining the depth of water by soundings.
A measure of depths, used at sea, being six feet.
A unit of measurement. One fathom is approximately six feet.
A fathom is a unit of measurement used on the seas to measure depth. A fathom is equal to 6 feet or 1.8 meters (it was originally the distance between a sailor's outstretched arms).
Six feet (1.83 metres); length covered by a man's outstretched arms. Fathom of wood is a cubical volume 6'x 6'x 6' = 216 cu. ft.
the measurement unit for water depths and lengths of rope; 1 fathom is equivalent to 6 feet (1.83 metre); it came from the length measured across the outstretched arms of a man, which was standardised as 6 feet
Unit of measurement 6 ft.
a nautical measure equal to six feet; used for measuring water depths, and also for indicating the lengths of lead lines, cordage and anchor chains.
A unit of measurement used for depth, one fathom is six feet.
a nautical expression used to measure a unit length of six feet. Nautical chart soundings are measured in fathoms. One fathom is equal to six feet.
Six feet of depth
nautical measurement equivalent to a depth of six feet
Measurement of water depth (One fathom equals six feet.)
a measurement relating to the depth of water, one fathom is 6 feet
Nautical depth measurement equaling six feet.
Distance of depth (1 fathom=6 feet)
6ft unit of measurement.
Measurement of distance equal to six feet
unit of length approximately equal to six feet
The unit of measurement used for measuring the depth of coalworkings. Equivalent to six feet or sometimes 5 ft 4 3/4 inches
A measurement of 6 feet in the Imperial system. (1.8288 metres)
A unit of length used in measuring cordage, depths, etc. The length varies in different countries, being six feet in Great Britain and the United States. This is roughly obtained by extending both arms.
A measure of distance equal to six feet.
A unit of measure for ocean depth. One fathom is 6 feet (1.83 meters).
A distance of six feet
A unit of length equal to six feet. 1 fathom = 6 feet = 1.83 m. It is for the most part used to measure the depth of water.
Unit of depth equal to six feet.
the common unit used to measure depth in the ocean; it is equivalent ot six feet.
Naval A nautical measurement of six feet; it was the distance between the tips of middle fingers when the arms are outstretched sideways to their fullest extent (the word comes from the Danish FAVN meaning "arms extended").
a measure of six feet, used to describe the depth of water.
six feet (once defined by parliament as "''the length of a man's arms around the object of his affections''."
a unit of length equal to 6 feet used for measuring the depth of water
A unit of measurement for water depth. One fathom equals six feet. 1 fathom = 6 feet = 1.8288 metres. Always take care on nautical charts as depths may be given in fathoms or metres.
A nautical measure of depth or distance equal to 6 feet
1. A nautical measure of water depth, equal to six feet; sometimes also used to indicate the lengths of lead lines, cordage and anchor chains
A unit of length for measuring the depth of water, equal to 6 feet.
A nautical measurement with the following conversion equivalents: 6 feet; 1.83 meters.
A unit of length equal to 6 feet used in measuring water depth.
The common unit of depth in the ocean for countries using the English system of measurement. It is six feet or 1.83 meters. It can also be used in expressing horizontal distance, since 120 fathoms is equal to one cable or nearly on tenth of a nautical mile.
A fathom is the name of a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. The name derives from the Old English word fÃ¦thm (plural) meaning 'outstretched arms' which was the original definition of the unit's measure.Oxford English Dictionary, second edition, 1989. In Middle English it was fathme.
Not to be confused with another water-powered heroine named Fathom, from The Elementals.