Definition of COMPASSES

noun : COMPASSES

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) navigational instrument for finding directions ;

  • 2. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 4. (

    ) drafting instrument used for drawing circles ;

verb : COMPASSES

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) bring about; accomplish; "This writer attempts more than his talents can compass" ;


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