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    compass - Dictionary definition and meaning for word compass

    Definition
    (noun) navigational instrument for finding directions Definition
    (noun) an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:
    Synonyms : ambit , orbit , range , reach , scope
    Example Sentence
    • the range of a supersonic jet
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) the limit of capability
    Synonyms : grasp , range , reach
    Example Sentence
    • within the compass of education
    Definition
    (noun) drafting instrument used for drawing circles Definition
    (verb) bring about; accomplish
    Example Sentence
    • This writer attempts more than his talents can compass
    Definition
    (verb) travel around, either by plane or ship
    Synonyms : circumnavigate
    Example Sentence
    • We compassed the earth
    Definition
    (verb) get the meaning of something
    Example Sentence
    • Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?
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