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compasses, plural;
  1. Go around (something) in a circular course
    • - the ship wherein Magellan compassed the world
  2. Surround or enclose on all sides
    • - they were compassed with numerous fierce and cruel tribes
  3. Contrive to accomplish (something)
    • - he compassed his end only by the exercise of violence
  1. An instrument containing a magnetized pointer that shows the direction of magnetic north and bearings from it

  2. An instrument for drawing circles and arcs and measuring distances between points, consisting of two arms linked by a movable joint, one arm ending in a point and the other usually carrying a pencil or pen

  3. The range or scope of something
    • - the event had political repercussions that are beyond the compass of this book
  4. The enclosing limits of an area
    • - this region had within its compass many types of agriculture
  5. The range of notes that can be produced by a voice or a musical instrument
    • - the cellos were playing in a rather somber part of their compass

  1. navigational instrument for finding directions
  2. bring about; accomplish; "This writer attempts more than his talents can compass"
  3. circumnavigate: travel around, either by plane or ship; "We compassed the earth"
  4. scope: 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 ...
  5. grok: get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"
  6. the limit of capability; "within the compass of education"
  7. A compass is a navigational instrument for determining direction relative to the Earth's magnetic poles. It consists of a magnetized pointer (usually marked on the North end) free to align itself with Earth's magnetic field. ...
  8. COMPASS is an acronym for COMPrehensive ASSembler. COMPASS is a macro assembly language on Control Data Corporation's 3000 series, and on the 60-bit CDC 6000 series, 7600 and Cyber 70 and 170 series mainframe computers.
  9. Compass is a 2010 album by Jamie Lidell, released May 18. It is produced by Lidell and features additional production by Beck, Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor, Lindsey Rome and Robbie Lackritz.
  10. In carpentry, architecture, and shipbuilding, a compass is a curve (or bent) circular form. A compass plane is a craftsman plane, which has a convex direction length on the underside, for smoothing the concave faces of curved woodwork. ...
  11. A compass or pair of compasses is a technical drawing instrument that can be used for inscribing circles or arcs. As dividers, they can also be used as a tool to measure distances, in particular on maps. Compasses can be used for mathematics, drafting, navigation, and other purposes.
  12. In Law, to compass is to purpose (or intend) something. It is an individual that is imagining something or to plot a plan. Compassing signifies a purpose (or design) of the mind (or will), and not carrying such design to effect.
  13. A magnetic or electronic device used to determine the cardinal directions (usually magnetic or true north); A pair of compasses (a device used with a pencil to draw an arc or circle on paper); The range of notes of a musical instrument or voice; A space within limits; area; Scope; To surround; ...
  14. (COMPASSES) Determines magnetic directions; there are many kinds, including plane, vernier, solar, telescopic, box, trough, wet, dry, mariners, prismatic, pocket, etc.
  15. (Compasses) There are also a number of chips that implements a digital compass.
  16. A directional device that is made of a magnetic needle that synchronizes with the north and south poles.
  17. All GPSes can precisely determine your direction of motion from their satellite signals. When you are stopped however they do not know in which direction you are holding the GPS and so cannot update the display accordingly. ...
  18. To dream of a compass, denotes you will be forced to struggle in narrow limits, thus making elevation more toilsome but fuller of honor. To dream of the compass or mariner's needle, foretells you will be surrounded by prosperous circumstances and honest people will favor you. ...
  19. surveyor's instrument used to determine direction in degrees or bearing
  20. A device with the purpose is indicating direction.
  21. A compass is a device that always points north. It is used for navigation.
  22. Many students wonder why the name of the instrument used to draw circles, and the navigational aide used to find directions share a common name. The origin of both words is from the use of a compass to mark off a length. ...
  23. Also known as “the first year experience, this program fosters a living and learning environment in Aquinas and Boland Halls, with structured and focused opportunities for students to connect what they learn in class to what happens outside the classroom. ...
  24. The range of notes from the highest to the lowest note obtained from an instrument or voice.
  25. an instrument for showing the directions of north, south, west, & east.