Synonyms for compass

Synonyms for (noun) compass

Synonyms: compass

Definition: navigational instrument for finding directions

Similar words: navigational instrument

Definition: an instrument used for navigating

Synonyms: compass

Definition: drafting instrument used for drawing circles

Similar words: drafting instrument

Definition: an instrument used by a draftsman in making drawings

Synonyms: compass, scope, orbit, range, reach, ambit

Definition: an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"

Usage: 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

Similar words: extent

Definition: the distance or area or volume over which something extends

Usage: the vast extent of the desert; an orchard of considerable extent

Synonyms: range, reach, compass, grasp

Definition: the limit of capability

Usage: within the compass of education

Similar words: capability, capableness, potentiality

Definition: an aptitude that may be developed

Synonyms for (verb) compass

Synonyms: dig, compass, comprehend, get the picture, grasp, grok, apprehend, savvy

Definition: get the meaning of something

Usage: Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?

Similar words: understand

Definition: know and comprehend the nature or meaning of

Usage: She did not understand her husband; I understand what she means

Synonyms: circumnavigate, compass

Definition: travel around, either by plane or ship

Usage: We compassed the earth

Similar words: circle

Definition: travel around something

Usage: circle the globe

Synonyms: compass

Definition: bring about; accomplish

Usage: This writer attempts more than his talents can compass

Similar words: accomplish, achieve, attain, reach

Definition: to gain with effort

Usage: she achieved her goal despite setbacks

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