Compasses Synonyms & Definitions

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• CompassesDefinition & Meaning in English

  1. (n.) An instrument for describing circles, measuring figures, etc., consisting of two, or (rarely) more, pointed branches, or legs, usually joined at the top by a rivet on which they move.

• CompassDefinition & Meaning in English

  1. (n.) A passing round; circuit; circuitous course.
  2. (n.) An inclosing limit; boundary; circumference; as, within the compass of an encircling wall.
  3. (n.) Moderate bounds, limits of truth; moderation; due limits; -- used with within.
  4. (n.) Extent; reach; sweep; capacity; sphere; as, the compass of his eye; the compass of imagination.
  5. (n.) A circle; a continent.
  6. (v. t.) To curve; to bend into a circular form.
  7. (v. t.) To go about or entirely round; to make the circuit of.
  8. (n.) The range of notes, or tones, within the capacity of a voice or instrument.
  9. (v. t.) To reach round; to circumvent; to get within ones power; to obtain; to accomplish.
  10. (v. t.) To inclose on all sides; to surround; to encircle; to environ; to invest; to besiege; -- used with about, round, around, and round about.
  11. (n.) An instrument for determining directions upon the earths surface by means of a magnetized bar or needle turning freely upon a pivot and pointing in a northerly and southerly direction.
  12. (n.) An inclosed space; an area; extent.
  13. (v. t.) To purpose; to intend; to imagine; to plot.
  14. (n.) A pair of compasses.