navigational instrument for finding directions
scope, range, reach, orbit, compass, ambit(noun)
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, grasp(noun)
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, apprehend(verb)
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
To surround; to encircle; to environ; to stretch round.
To go about or round entirely; to traverse.
To accomplish; to reach; to achieve; to obtain.
To plot; to scheme (against someone).
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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How to use compass in a sentence?
Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass.
A good leader needs to have a compass in his head and a bar of steel in his heart.
It is far more important to me to preserve an unblemished conscience than to compass any object however great.
Our in-house team of designers and technology developers use brand strategy as their compass to create user experiences that cut through the noise of today’s cluttered world.
Think about hiking, when you're setting out on an adventure, you need your backpack, supplies and equipment, but you also need a compass to tell you where you're heading. Without one or the other it is not likely to be a very successful trip.
Translations for compass
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- حك, بوصلة, برجلArabic
- заобикалям, област, постигам, обхват, компасBulgarian
- àrea, brúixola, àmbitCatalan, Valencian
- buzola, kompasCzech
- Seekompass, Umfang, Kompass, UmkreisGerman
- φάσμα, διαπασών, πυξίδαGreek
- ámbito, área, brújula, alcanceSpanish
- ala, kompassi, ääniala, alueFinnish
- portée, étendue, boussoleFrench
- kompasWestern Frisian
- combaist, cairt-iùilScottish Gaelic
- क़ुतुबनुमा, कम्पासHindi
- áttaviti, kompásIcelandic
- コンパス, 羅針盤, 方位磁石Japanese
- საზღვაო კომპასი, კომპასიGeorgian
- 나침반, 羅針盤Korean
- ambitus, circuitisLatin
- kompas, pedomanMalay
- ကွန်ပါ, အိမ်မြှောင်Burmese
- omzwerven, kompas, doorkruisen, samenzweren, beslaan, omvang, bereik, omvatten, bereikenDutch
- ଦିଗନିର୍ଣ୍ଣୟକ ଯନ୍ତ୍ରOriya
- ਕੰਪਾਸPanjabi, Punjabi
- قطب نماPashto, Pushto
- âmbito, área, limite, bússola, alcancePortuguese
- compas, diapazon, busolăRomanian
- буссоль, круг, диапазон, окружность, окружать, объём, компасRussian
- kompas, компасSerbo-Croatian
- මාලිමාවSinhala, Sinhalese
- diyapazon, pusula, tınlaçTurkish
- كومپاسUyghur, Uighur
- бусоля, компасUkrainian
- قطب نماUrdu
- la bànVietnamese
- kompad, melakompad, kopadVolapük
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