2. to contemplate or think about with effort
2.who but the almighty can fathom the depths of the abyss
A cliché that means deep thought.
The action of people thinking underwater.
Main Entry: 1fath·om
Etymology: Middle English fadme, from Old English fæthm outstretched arms, length of the outstretched arms; akin to Old Norse fathmr fathom, Latin patEre to be open, pandere to spread out, Greek petannynai
Date: before 12th century
1 : a unit of length equal to six feet (1.83 meters) used especially for measuring the depth of water
2 : COMPREHENSION
verb - (1) understand (a difficult problem or an enigmatic person) after much thought. (2) measure the depth of (water).
"he could scarcely fathom the idea that people actually lived in Las Vegas"
"an attempt to fathom the ocean"
"Charlotte tried to fathom her cat's expression"
"fathoming the ocean"
2) To think very hard
3) Your Anus. The bcakround behind this meaning comes from when two people were dune boarding and one fell off and loanded on my bum and said that his anus had stretched 6 feet open. now the word fathom is used to describe all bums not just a six foot wide one like his.
quiet you fool he is fathoming this question
Hahahahahaha he fell on his fathom while duneboarding!!!