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Compass Definition

(n.) A passing round; circuit; circuitous course.

(n.) An inclosing limit; boundary; circumference; as, within the compass of an encircling wall.

(n.) An inclosed space; an area; extent.

(n.) Extent; reach; sweep; capacity; sphere; as, the compass of his eye; the compass of imagination.

(n.) Moderate bounds, limits of truth; moderation; due limits; -- used with within.

(n.) The range of notes, or tones, within the capacity of a voice or instrument.

(n.) An instrument for determining directions upon the earth's surface by means of a magnetized bar or needle turning freely upon a pivot and pointing in a northerly and southerly direction.

(n.) A pair of compasses.

(n.) A circle; a continent.

(v. t.) To go about or entirely round; to make the circuit of.

(v. t.) To inclose on all sides; to surround; to encircle; to environ; to invest; to besiege; -- used with about, round, around, and round about.

(v. t.) To reach round; to circumvent; to get within one's power; to obtain; to accomplish.

(v. t.) To curve; to bend into a circular form.

(v. t.) To purpose; to intend; to imagine; to plot.