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?
He shouldn’t be a physician, he lost his compass somewhere.
If we try to just inform adolescents, it's not going to change anything because they already know-- it's this hyperrational thinking and this change in the reward system, so what do we do? You can give them tools to develop an inner compass for proper moral behavior. That inner compass can help prevent peer pressure from flooding them, and it can help prevent them from getting lost in the social media world.
Grayson claims to be a progressive, but it seems like he has no moral compass. These deeply troubling allegations should disqualify anyone from a seat in the U.S. Senate.
If you know the North, you know where the South is; if you know the darkness, you know where the light is! Evil is an excellent compass to find the good!
The role of every IDF commander ... does not end just with leading soldiers into battle, but also obligates him to set out a path and values for them, using both compass and conscience.
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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