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Word meaning compass

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.

Crossword clues for compass

- Direction-finding instrument
- Drawing tool
- Navigational instrument

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