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KK Pronunciation

〔 ˋkʌmpәs 〕


〔 ˊkʌmpәs 〕

Overview of noun compass

The noun compass has 4 senses

  • compass -- (navigational instrument for finding directions)

  • scope, range, reach, orbit, compass, ambit -- (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")

  • compass, range, reach, grasp -- (the limit of capability; "within the compass of education")

  • compass -- (drafting instrument used for drawing circles)

Overview of verb compass

The verb compass has 3 senses

  • compass -- (bring about; accomplish; "This writer attempts more than his talents can compass")

  • circumnavigate, compass -- (travel around, either by plane or ship; "We compassed the earth")

  • grok, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehend -- (get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?")