Definitions of compass

  1.   an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control the range of a supersonic jet 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
  2.   get the meaning of something Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter
  3.   travel around either by plane or ship We compassed the earth
  4.   bring about accomplish This writer attempts more than his talents can compass
  5.   navigational instrument for finding directions
  6.   drafting instrument used for drawing circles
  7.   the limit of capability within the compass of education
  8.   A passing round circuit circuitous course
  9.   An inclosing limit boundary circumference as within the compass of an encircling wall
  10.   An inclosed space an area extent
  11.   Extent reach sweep capacity sphere as the compass of his eye the compass of imagination
  12.   Moderate bounds limits of truth moderation due limits used with within
  13.   The range of notes or tones within the capacity of a voice or instrument
  14.   An instrument for determining directions upon the earth's surface by means of a magnetized bar or needle turning freely upon a pivot and pointing in a northerly and southerly direction
  15.   A pair of compasses
  16.   A circle a continent
  17.   To go about or entirely round to make the circuit of
  18.   To inclose on all sides to surround to encircle to environ to invest to besiege used with about round around and round about
  19.   To reach round to circumvent to get within one's power to obtain to accomplish
  20.   To curve to bend into a circular form
  21.   To purpose to intend to imagine to plot
  22.   To encircle walk around to accomplish attain besiege
  23.   A circle a circumference extent moderate bounds an instrument used on ships for finding the directions north south east and west
  24.   A circuit or circle space limit range an instrument consisting of a magnetized needle used to steer ships by etc To fetch a COMPASS to make a circuit to go round pl COMPASSES an instrument consisting of two movable legs for describing circles etc
  25.   To pass or go round to surround or inclose to besiege to bring about or obtain to contrive or plot
  26.   Circuit space limit magnetic instrument to indicate the north
  27.   To surround obtain plot
  28.   To attain plan for comprehend surround encompass
  29.   Extent within limits scope circuit a boundary bounds due limits
  30.   The range of a voice or instrument
  31.   An instrument for determining directions by the pointing of a magnetic needle northward as in the mariners compass
  32.   Circuit space limit reach range moderate bounds or due limits an instrument contrived to indicate the magnetic meridian and so ascertain direction especially in determining and guiding the course of a ship at sea
  33.   To stretch round to encircle to surround to invest to go or walk round to obtain to accomplish to contrive or plot To fetch a compass to make a circuit
  34.   Grasp reach space extent the limit or boundary of anything applied to anything that can be measured or limited a circuit a circumference the magnetic needle or mariner's compass a guide a direction
  35.   A curved bifid structure part of Aristotle's lantern

Quotes of compass

  1. The line that describes the beautiful is elliptical It has simplicity and constant change It cannot be described by a compass and it changes direction at every one of its points – Rudolf Arnheim
  2. There are two ways to go about it You can take a compass and draw a perfect circle and make two perfect eyes as neat as can be Or you can do it freehand and have some fun with it Like I did Give it character – Harvey Ball
  3. If people use common sense and their own guiding moral compass I think they'll generally stay out of trouble – Steve Chabot
  4. Prithee don't screw your wit beyond the compass of good manners – Colley Cibber
  5. To be completely woman you need a master and in him a compass for your life You need a man you can look up to and respect If you dethrone him it's no wonder that you are discontented and discontented women are not loved for long – Marlene Dietrich
  6. Though pleas'd to see the dolphins play I mind my compass and my way – Matthew Green
  7. You can expect to find these four priorities education economic vitality efficiency in government and the protection of families woven into my decisions as Governor They will serve as my compass as I work with you to chart a future course for our state – Dave Heineman
  8. Truth lies within a little and certain compass but error is immense – Henry St. John
  9. I would step into a place of being lined up with a sense of purpose and my inner compass and everything was going in the same direction Then I'd get lazy and get off the track And then things would start to fall apart and I'd back up and get it together again – Kathy Mattea
  10. It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand for the hands execute but the eye judges – Michelangelo
  11. Your inner knowing is your only true compass – Joy Page
  12. A rusty nail placed near a faithful compass will sway it from the truth and wreck the argosy – Walter Scott
  13. He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast – Leonardo da Vinci
  14. There are no points of the compass on the chart of true patriotism – Robert Charles Winthrop

Usage examples for compass

  1. Ignorant of their whereabouts they could only trust to chance and the compass unless they should presently come upon Belgians whom they might ask to direct them – A Hero of Liége by Herbert Strang
  2. You had best get the compass up I can't make out the point sometimes through the mist – A Chapter of Adventures by G. A. Henty
  3. The American calmly examined the compass as did the boys ” – The Blind Lion of the Congo by Elliott Whitney
  4. This fire in its progress met with a lake of four miles in compass and it was not only satisfied to fill it up though it was four fathom deep but hath made of it a mountain – Observations on Mount Vesuvius, Mount Etna, and Other Volcanos by William Hamilton
  5. They could no longer leave their home their father being helpless and Branwell worse than helpless yet with ever increasing expenses and no earnings bare living was difficult to compass – Emily Brontë by A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson
  6. As I told Miss Gertrude I would have done a much worse thing to compass the same end – A Romance in Transit by Francis Lynde
  7. Smith was captured once by the Indians and instead of telling them that he was by birth a gent he gave them a course of lectures on the use of the compass and how to learn where one is at – Comic History of the United States by Bill Nye
  8. Rick set a compass course for St Thomas flying just under the clouds ” – The Wailing Octopus by Harold Leland Goodwin
  9. From time to time he consulted the compass on the board before him and changed his course ever so slightly – The Clue of the Twisted Candle by Edgar Wallace
  10. The ships were crowded together in so small a compass that scarcely one weapon fell into the sea without taking effect – The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six by Titus Livius
  11. That which may be put into a smaller compass – The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island by Roger Thompson Finlay
  12. “ I stood pledged to Miss Rossano to rescue her father from that horrible long drawn imprisonment if the courage or the wit of man could compass it and I meant with all my heart and soul to keep my word – In Direst Peril by David Christie Murray
  13. He opened the carpet bag and drew forth a ship's compass which he consulted – The Wheel O' Fortune by Louis Tracy
  14. He looked at his compass – Cat and Mouse by Ralph Williams
  15. Miss Holland came up to the islands as your governess I understand I said in as matter of fact tone as I could compass – The Spy in Black by J. Storer Clouston
  16. Now the compass in actual fact does not always and everywhere point due north – The Dawn of Canadian History: A Chronicle of Aboriginal Canada by Stephen Leacock
  17. He glanced at the compass – The Captain of the Kansas by Louis Tracy
  18. We'll all go along with him and when he comes to the end of his eight hundred and eighty yards why all there is for us to do is to stop and change the direction according to the compass and start out again – The Go Ahead Boys and Simon's Mine by Ross Kay
  19. “ I would engage to travel as straight as the best Indian of them all by looking at my compass once in half an hour – Satanstoe by James Fenimore Cooper
  20. Keeping his direction with the aid of his compass Carnes led the way forward counting his steps – The Great Drought by Sterner St. Paul Meek

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