Definitions for compass

Definitions for (noun) compass

Main entry: compass

Definition: navigational instrument for finding directions

Main entry: compass

Definition: drafting instrument used for drawing circles

Main entry: compass, scope, orbit, range, reach, ambit

Definition: an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"

Usage: a piano has a greater range than the human voice; the ambit of municipal legislation; within the compass of this article; within the scope of an investigation; outside the reach of the law; in the political orbit of a world power

Main entry: range, reach, compass, grasp

Definition: the limit of capability

Usage: within the compass of education

Definitions for (verb) compass

Main entry: dig, compass, comprehend, get the picture, grasp, grok, apprehend, savvy

Definition: get the meaning of something

Usage: Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?

Main entry: circumnavigate, compass

Definition: travel around, either by plane or ship

Usage: We compassed the earth

Main entry: compass

Definition: bring about; accomplish

Usage: This writer attempts more than his talents can compass

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