Com´pass   Pronunciation: kŭm´pas
n.1.A passing round; circuit; circuitous course.
They fetched a compass of seven day's journey.
- 2 Kings iii. 9.
2.An inclosing limit; boundary; circumference; as, within the compass of an encircling wall.
3.An inclosed space; an area; extent.
Their wisdom . . . lies in a very narrow compass.
- Addison.
4.Extent; reach; sweep; capacity; sphere; as, the compass of his eye; the compass of imagination.
The compass of his argument.
- Wordsworth.
5.Moderate bounds, limits of truth; moderation; due limits; - used with within.
6.(Mus.) The range of notes, or tones, within the capacity of a voice or instrument.
You would sound me from my lowest note to the top of my compass.
- Shak.
7.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.
8.A pair of compasses.
To fix one foot of their compass wherever they please.
- Swift.
9.A circle; a continent.
Azimuth compass
See under Azimuth.
Beam compass
See under Beam.
Compass card
the circular card attached to the needles of a mariner's compass, on which are marked the thirty-two points or rhumbs.
Compass dial
a small pocket compass fitted with a sundial to tell the hour of the day.
Compass plane
(Carp.) a plane, convex in the direction of its length on the under side, for smoothing the concave faces of curved woodwork.
Compass plant
(Bot.) a plant of the American prairies (Silphium laciniatum), not unlike a small sunflower; rosinweed. Its lower and root leaves are vertical, and on the prairies are disposed to present their edges north and south.
v. t.1.To go about or entirely round; to make the circuit of.
[imp. & p. p. Compassed (kŭm"past); p. pr. & vb. n. Compassing.]
Ye shall compass the city seven times.
- Josh. vi. 4.
We the globe can compass soon.
- Shak.
2.To inclose on all sides; to surround; to encircle; to environ; to invest; to besiege; - used with about, round, around, and round about.
Thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round.
- Luke xix. 43.
3.To reach round; to circumvent; to get within one's power; to obtain; to accomplish.
If I can check my erring love, I will:
If not, to compass her I'll use my skill.
- Shak.
How can you hope to compass your designs?
- Denham.
4.To curve; to bend into a circular form.
5.(Law) To purpose; to intend; to imagine; to plot.
Noun1.compass - navigational instrument for finding directions
2.compass - an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; "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"
Synonyms: ambit, range, scope, reach, orbit
3.compass - the limit of capability; "within the compass of education"
Synonyms: grasp, reach, range
4.compass - drafting instrument used for drawing circles
Verb1.compass - bring about; accomplish; "This writer attempts more than his talents can compass"
2.compass - travel around, either by plane or ship; "We compassed the earth"
Synonyms: circumnavigate
3.compass - get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"

TO COMPASS. To imagine; to contrive.
     2. In England, to compass the death of the king is high treason. Bract. 1. 3, c. 2 Britt. c. 8; Mirror, c. 1, s. 4.

COMPASS - COMPrehensive ASSembler.

The assembly language on CDC computers.
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