Antonyms for compass
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Wiktionary1.0 / 1 vote
To surround; to encircle; to environ; to stretch round.
A pair of compasses (a device used to draw an arc or circle).
The range of notes of a musical instrument or voice.
A space within limits; area.
English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 3 votes
A person may obtain a situation by the intercession of friends, he procures a dinner by paying for it. Attain is a lofty word, pointing to some high or desirable result; a man attains the mountain summit, he attains honor or learning as the result of strenuous and earnest labor. Even that usage of attain which has been thought to refer to mere progress of time carries the thought of a result desired; as, to attain to old age; the man desires to live to a good old age; we should not speak of his attaining his dotage. One may attain an object that will prove not worth his labor, but what he achieves is in itself great and splendid; as, the Greeks at Marathon achieved a glorious victory. Compare DO; GET; REACH.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms2.0 / 2 votes
Princeton's WordNet2.8 / 6 votes
navigational instrument for finding directions
scope, range, reach, orbit, compass, ambitnoun
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"
oscilloscope, background, sphere, electron orbit, scope, ambit, range, stove, eye socket, kitchen range, setting, area, range of a function, orbital cavity, grasp, cooking stove, chain, mountain range, reaching, range of mountains, stretch, kitchen stove, chain of mountains, cathode-ray oscilloscope, mountain chain, image, telescope, reach, domain, cranial orbit, arena, field, orbit, celestial orbit
compass, range, reach, graspnoun
the limit of capability
"within the compass of education"
clutch, chain, appreciation, clench, orbit, reach, range of mountains, ambit, clutches, hold, range of a function, range, image, kitchen range, stretch, chain of mountains, kitchen stove, scope, clasp, reaching, mountain chain, grip, grasp, cooking stove, stove, mountain range
drafting instrument used for drawing circles
bring about; accomplish
"This writer attempts more than his talents can compass"
travel around, either by plane or ship
"We compassed the earth"
grok, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehendverb
get the meaning of something
"Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"
quail at, delve, embrace, toil, grind, dig, nail, drudge, moil, encompass, dig up, arrest, jab, poke, cut into, nab, collar, grasp, prod, travail, labour, get the picture, hollow, stab, apprehend, cop, hold on, comprehend, turn over, excavate, pick up, perceive, cover, savvy, labor, grok, circumnavigate, dig out
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words4.0 / 1 vote
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People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering.
Drugs and alcohol are not the problems, they’re merely symptoms of the problem. And once those things go away, the real work begins, you know … working on all the character defects, the moral compass — the skewed moral compass.
I know what I have done, and Your Honor knows what I have done. ... Somewhere between my ambition and my ideals, I lost my ethical compass.
Death is not the worst rather, in vain To wish for death, and not to compass it.
The Commission has but one compass, that of the growth and stability pact, and rules should be implemented, concerning Greece, we have another compass, the adoption of the memorandum of understanding and the (reform) program. Nothing should make us loosen these reforms.
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