UnivSource.com - Your Most Comprehensive Source for Information on Universities
  Web UnivSource.com

You're Here : UnivSource Home > Vocabulary Builder (Beta Version)

The current version of the vocabulary builder covers over 2720 words & is useful for students preparing for academic English examinations such as SAT, GRE, GMAT, etc. Now you can also listen to the pronunciation of words. - Refer a Friend.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

fathom (verb) measure depth; understand thoroughly.

When you fathom the depth of a river, sea, or ocean at a certain point you measure it. You measure the depth of an ocean in fathoms. To understand something thoroughly is to fathom it. When you say it is difficult to fathom a person's mind you mean it is difficult to understand them.

  • Fathoming the intention of a person is understanding clearly their intentions.
  • Was it Somerset Maugham who has said it is difficult to fathom the mind even of the person closest to you, and that even after years of being close to them you know next to nothing about them?
Useful Links
Download Our iPhone App
Download Our Android App
Earn Your Degree Online
Earn Your Art & Design Degree Online
Earn Your Business Degree Online
Earn Your Culinary Degree Online
Earn Your Education Degree Online
Earn Your Health Care Degree Online
Earn Your Law & Justice Degree Online
Earn Your Psychology Degree Online
Earn Your Technicians Degree Online
Earn Your Technology Degree Online
US Universities by Name
US Universities by Program
US Universities by State
Canadian Universities by Name
Canadian Universities by Region

Last Modified : 11-May 2009
Best viewed with 1024 x 768 resolution & Microsoft Internet Explorer