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compass



I - noun
1. navigational instrument for finding directions (Freq. 3)
Hypernyms:
navigational instrument
Hyponyms:
gyrocompass, magnetic compass
2. an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet" (Freq. 2)
- 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
Syn:
scope, range, reach, orbit, ambit
Derivationally related forms:
range (for: range), scopal (for: scope)
Hypernyms:
extent
Hyponyms:
approximate range, ballpark, confines, contrast, internationality,
internationalism, latitude, horizon, view, purview, sweep,
expanse, gamut, spectrum, palette, pallet
3. the limit of capability
- within the compass of education
Syn:
range, reach, grasp
Derivationally related forms:
range (for: range)
Hypernyms:
capability, capableness, potentiality
Hyponyms:
sight, ken
4. drafting instrument used for drawing circles
Hypernyms:
drafting instrument

II - verb
1. bring about;
accomplish
- This writer attempts more than his talents can compass
Usage Domain:
archaism, archaicism
Hypernyms:
achieve, accomplish, attain, reach
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
2. travel around, either by plane or ship
- We compassed the earth
Syn:
circumnavigate
Derivationally related forms:
circumnavigation (for: circumnavigate)
Hypernyms:
circle
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
3. get the meaning of something
- Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?
Syn:
grok, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig,
grasp, apprehend
Derivationally related forms:
apprehensible (for: apprehend), apprehensive (for: apprehend), apprehension (for: apprehend), apprehender (for: apprehend), grasp (for: grasp), grasping (for: grasp), savvy (for: savvy), comprehensible (for: comprehend), comprehendible (for: comprehend), comprehension (for: comprehend)
Hypernyms:
understand
Hyponyms:
figure, catch on, get wise, get onto, tumble,
latch on, cotton on, twig, get it, intuit, digest
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
- Somebody ----s (for: get the picture)

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