Definitions For Fathom


  • (mining) a unit of volume (equal to 6 cubic feet) used in measuring bodies of ore
  • A linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth
  • A unit of length equal to six feet (about 1.8 meters) used especially for measuring the depth of water


  • Measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line
  • Come to understand
  • To understand the reason for (something)

Is Fathom a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Fathom is worth 14 points in Scrabble and 14 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Fathom in a Sentence

  • The water here is five fathoms deep.
  • The pilot had to continually fathom the river, which drought conditions had lowered to unprecedented levels

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