noun - a unit of length equal to six feet (approximately 1.8 m), chiefly used in reference to the depth of water.
verb - (1) understand (a difficult problem or an enigmatic person) after much thought. (2) measure the depth of (water).
"sonar says that we're in eighteen fathoms"
"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"
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