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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fath -uh m]
    • /ˈfæð əm/
    • /ˈfæ.ðə.mə.bəl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fath -uh m]
    • /ˈfæð əm/

Definitions of fathomable word

  • noun plural fathomable a unit of length equal to six feet (1.8 meters): used chiefly in nautical measurements. Abbreviation: fath. 1
  • verb with object fathomable to measure the depth of by means of a sounding line; sound. 1
  • verb with object fathomable to penetrate to the truth of; comprehend; understand: to fathom someone's motives. 1
  • noun fathomable Able to be to fathomed. 1

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Origin of fathomable

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English fathme, Old English fæthm span of outstretched arms; cognate with German Faden six-foot measure, Old Norse fathmr; akin to patent

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Parts of speech for Fathomable


fathomable popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 53% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fathomable usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fathomable

adj fathomable

  • clear — Something that is clear is easy to understand, see, or hear.
  • comprehensible — Something that is comprehensible can be understood.
  • intelligible — capable of being understood; comprehensible; clear: an intelligible response.
  • logical — according to or agreeing with the principles of logic: a logical inference.
  • comprehendible — comprehensible

adjective fathomable

  • understandable — capable of being understood; comprehensible.
  • penetrable — capable of being penetrated.
  • graspable — to seize and hold by or as if by clasping with the fingers or arms.
  • apprehensible — capable of being comprehended or grasped mentally

Antonyms for fathomable

adjective fathomable

  • unfathomable — not able to be fathomed, or completely understood; incomprehensible: heroism in the face of unfathomable conflict.

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