Dictionary Results for compass

1. compass - noun

· navigational instrument for finding directions

Hypernym(s): navigational_instrument

2. compass - noun

· an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "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"

Synonym(s): scope, range, reach, orbit, ambit

Hypernym(s): extent

3. compass - noun

· the limit of capability; "within the compass of education"

Synonym(s): range, reach, grasp

Hypernym(s): capability, capableness, potentiality

4. compass - noun

· drafting instrument used for drawing circles

Hypernym(s): drafting_instrument

5. compass - verb

· bring about; accomplish; "This writer attempts more than his talents can compass"

Hypernym(s): achieve, accomplish, attain, reach

6. compass - verb

· travel around, either by plane or ship; "We compassed the earth"

Synonym(s): circumnavigate

Hypernym(s): circle

7. compass - verb

· get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"

Synonym(s): grok, get_the_picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, apprehend

Hypernym(s): understand

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