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  Definition of compass
  1. navigational instrument for finding directions
  2. drafting instrument used for drawing circles
  3. 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 t
  4. the limit of capability; "within the compass of education"
  5. get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"
  6. travel around, either by plane or ship; "We compassed the earth"
  7. bring about; accomplish; "This writer attempts more than his talents can compass"
Similar Words: scope, range, reach, orbit, ambit, grasp, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, apprehend, circumnavigate

 

Hyponyms: gyrocompass, magnetic compass, approximate range, ballpark, confines, contrast, internationality, internationalism, latitude, horizon, view, purview, sweep, expanse, gamut, spectrum, palette, pallet, sight, ken, figure, catch on, get wise, get onto, tumble, latch on, cotton on, twig, get it, intuit, digest

 

Derivational Morphology: range, straddle, run, understanding, apprehension, discernment, savvy, knower, apprehender, appreciation, grasp, hold, grasping, comprehension, circumnavigation, reach, scope, orbit, ambit

 

Language Translations:
Bulgarian: компас   Croatian: kompas  
Danish: kompas   Dutch: kompas  
Esperanto: kompaso   Estonian: kompass  
Finnish: kompassi   French: boussole  
Frisian: kompas   German: Kompass  
Greek: ναυτική   Hebrew: מצפן  
Hungarian: iránytű   Indonesian: kompas  
Italian: bussola   Japanese: 方位磁石  
Norwegian: kompass   Polish: kompas  
Portuguese: bússola   Romanian: busolă  
Russian: компас   Serbian: компас  
Slovak: kompas   Slovene: kompas  
Spanish: brújula   Swedish: kompass  
Telugu: దిక్సూచి   Turkish: pusula  
Ukrainian: бусоля  
 
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