HyperDic: compass

English > 7 senses of the word compass:
NOUNartifactcompassnavigational instrument for finding directions
attributecompass, scope, range, reach, orbit, ambitan area in which something acts or operates or has power or control
cognitioncompass, range, reach, graspthe limit of capability
artifactcompassdrafting instrument used for drawing circles
VERBsocialcompassbring about
motioncompass, circumnavigatetravel around, either by plane or ship
cognitioncompass, grok, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, apprehendget the meaning / meaning of something
compass > pronunciation
Soundskah'mpahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > compass: 7 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaningnavigational instrument for finding directions.
NarrowergyrocompassA compass that does not depend on magnetism but uses a gyroscope instead
magnetic compasscompass based on an indicator (as a magnetic needle) that points to the magnetic north
Broadernavigational instrumentAn instrument used for navigating
Spanishbrújula
Catalanbruixola, brúixola
English > compass: 7 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningAn area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet".
Example "within the compass of this article"
Synonymsscope, range, reach, orbit, ambit
Narrowerapproximate range, ballparkNear to the scope or range of something
confinesA bounded scope
contrastThe range of optical density and tone on a photographic negative or print (or the extent to which adjacent areas on a television screen differ in brightness)
gamutA complete extent or range
horizon, view, purviewThe range of interest or activity that can be anticipated
internationality, internationalismQuality of being international in scope
latitudescope for freedom of e.g. action or thought
palette, palletThe range of colour characteristic / characteristic of a particular artist or painting or school of art
spectrumA broad range of related objects or values or qualities or ideas or activities
sweep, expanseA wide scope
BroaderextentThe distance or area or volume over which something extends
Spanishalcance, ámbito, esfera, marco
Catalanabast, àmbit, esfera, marc
Verbscompassbring about
English > compass: 7 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningThe limit of capability.
Example"within the compass of education"
Synonymsrange, reach, grasp
Narrowersight, kenThe range of vision
Broadercapability, capableness, potentialityAn aptitude that may be developed
Spanishalcance, ámbito, campo de acción, comprensión, entendimiento, límites
Catalanabast
Verbscompassbring about
English > compass: 7 senses > noun 4, artifact
Meaningdrafting instrument used for drawing circles.
Broaderdrafting instrumentAn instrument used by a draftsman in making drawings
Spanishcompás
Catalancompàs
English > compass: 7 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningbring about; accomplish.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"This writer attempts more than his talents can compass"
Broaderachieve, accomplish, attain, reachTo gain with effort
Usage ofarchaism, archaicismThe use of an archaic expression
Spanishabarcar
Nounscompassan area in which something acts or operates or has power or control
compassthe limit of capability
English > compass: 7 senses > verb 2, motion
Meaningtravel around, either by plane or ship.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"We compassed the earth"
Synonymcircumnavigate
BroadercircleTravel around something
Spanishcircunnavegar
Catalancircumnavegar
English > compass: 7 senses > verb 3, cognition
MeaningGet the meaning / meaning of something.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymsgrok, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, apprehend
Narrowercatch on, get wise, get onto, tumble, latch on, cotton on, twig, get itunderstand, usually after some initial difficulty
digestArrange and integrate in the mind
figureunderstand
intuitknow or grasp by intuition or feeling
Broaderunderstandknow and comprehend the nature or meaning / meaning of
Spanishaferrar, aprehender, captar, comprender, entender
Catalanaferrar, comprendre, entendre

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