Compass - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: (syn: ambit, orbit, range, reach, scope)
- the limit of capability (syn: grasp, range, reach)
- drafting instrument used for drawing circles
- travel around, either by plane or ship (syn: circumnavigate)
- get the meaning of something (syn: apprehend, comprehend, dig, grasp, savvy)
...attempting more than his modest abilities could compass...
...the great age of exploration, when ships of sail compassed the earth...
He always carries a compass when he walks in the woods.
His religion is the compass that guides him.
Interest rates serve as a compass for determining whether to buy or sell stocks.
The character in the movie had no moral compass to tell him that stealing was wrong.
Here is a way for you to find north and south without using a compass.
Such detail falls far beyond the compass of this report.
We were compassed round by a very thick fog.
The enemy troops have compassed them in.
He attempted to compass his ends by violent means.
Within the brief compass of a single page, the author covers most of the major points.
within the compass of this article
This writer attempts more than his talents can compass
We compassed the earth