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Another word for compass

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Noun
  1. A line around a closed figure or area

    See also:

    edge

  2. The ability or power to seize or attain

      1. The range or extent of action, inquiry, etc., or of an activity, concept, etc.
      2. The extent of the mind's grasp; range of perception or understanding
      3. The range of one's perceptions, thoughts, or actions:
      1. The extent or distance something can reach:
      2. The distance or extent covered in stretching, obtaining, influencing, etc.
      3. Range or scope of influence or effect:
      1. The opportunity or freedom to wander or explore:
      2. The area or sphere in which an activity takes place:
      3. The maximum extent or distance limiting operation, action, or effectiveness, as of a sound, radio signal, instrument, firearm, or aircraft:
      1. A firm hold or grip.
      2. The ability or power to seize or attain; reach:
      3. The power to hold or seize; reach
      1. The power of receiving and holding knowledge, impressions, etc.; mental ability
      2. The ability to contain, absorb, or receive and hold
      3. The quality of being suitable for or receptive to specified treatment:
    See also:

    ability

  3. An area within which something or someone exists, acts, or has influence or power

      1. A regular movement up or down, as in stock prices.
      2. The course, development, or movement of some activity, business, etc.
      3. (Politics) In an election, the increase or decrease in the number of votes for opposition parties compared with votes for the incumbent party.
      1. Range or scope:
      2. Range or scope
      3. Extent or range; stretch; reach
      1. Any round body or figure having the surface equally distant from the center at all points; globe; ball
      2. A place, range, or extent of knowledge, experience, influence, etc.
      3. A range or extent of knowledge, interest, or activity:
      1. The range or extent of action, inquiry, etc., or of an activity, concept, etc.
      2. The extent of the mind's grasp; range of perception or understanding
      3. The range of one's perceptions, thoughts, or actions:
      1. (Ecol.) Any of the primary biogeographic regions of the earth
      2. An area or sphere, as of knowledge or activity:
      3. A region; sphere; area
      1. A continuous, uninterrupted extent or stretch
      2. The distance or extent covered in stretching, obtaining, influencing, etc.
      3. Range or scope of influence or effect:
      1. The opportunity or freedom to wander or explore:
      2. The area or sphere in which an activity takes place:
      3. The maximum extent or distance limiting operation, action, or effectiveness, as of a sound, radio signal, instrument, firearm, or aircraft:
      1. (Law) The body or main part of a statute, as distinguished from its preamble.
      2. Range of sight or understanding
      3. The extent or range of activity, function, power, or competence; scope.
      1. The path followed by a celestial body or artificial satellite as it revolves around another body due to the force of gravity. Orbits are nearly elliptical or circular in shape and are very closely approximated by Kepler's laws of planetary motion.
      2. The sphere of influence, as of a nation
      3. The range or extent of one's experience or activity
      1. An extensive space or area:
      2. Range or limits of anything; scope; coverage
      3. The range, magnitude, or distance over which a thing extends:
      1. The act of extending or the condition of being extended:
      2. Any of the telephones connected to a PBX or other telephone system, each having a number assigned for direct calling; also, the number so assigned
      3. The amount or degree to which something is or can be extended; range; extent
      1. (Archaic) An external boundary; a circuit.
      2. The limits or scope; bounds
      3. Sphere or scope, as of influence.
    See also:

    territory

Verb
  1. To encircle with or as if with a band

    See also:

    edge

  2. To shut in on all sides

    See also:

    open

  3. To perceive and recognize the meaning of

      1. To recognize.
      2. To know (a person or thing).
      3. (Archaic) To see; look at; descry
      1. 2012 May 30, John E. McIntyre, “A future for copy editors", Baltimore Sun:
      2. To understand or figure out:
      3. To be or become aware of the situation; understand:
      1. To obtain or find by an action similar to digging:
      2. To uncover and get from the ground or another surface in this way
      3. To take notice of:
      1. To understand; comprehend.
      2. (Slang) To understand; get the idea
      1. To become aware of the intended meaning of (a person or remark, for example):
      2. To take as meant or meaning; interpret
      3. To get or perceive the meaning of; know or grasp what is meant by; comprehend
      1. To subscribe to home delivery of.
      2. To shorten (a garment) or make it smaller.
      3. To allow a person or an animal to live in one's home.
      1. To understand or interpret:
      2. To get possession of (fish or game, for example) by capturing or killing.
      3. To subtract:
      1. To be or become aware of
      2. To become aware of; perceive:
      3. To comprehend; understand
      1. To make sure; take care:
      2. To get a clear mental impression of; grasp by thinking; understand
      3. To consider:
      1. To know (a language) well enough to interpret its written form
      2. To have or use as a preferred reading in a particular passage:
      3. To get the meaning of (something written, printed, embossed, etc.) by using the eyes, or for Braille, the finger tips, to interpret its characters or signs
      1. ​To understand.
      2. To reach for and try to seize
      3. To take hold of mentally; understand; comprehend
      1. (Slang) To cause an emotional response in; irritate, please, thrill, etc.
      2. To take revenge on, especially to kill in revenge for a wrong.
      3. To begin or start. Used with the present participle:
      1. To come, move, or take place after another person or thing in order or time.
      2. To go after in order to catch; chase; pursue
      3. To take as a model; act in accordance with; imitate
      1. To penetrate to the meaning or nature of; comprehend.
      2. To determine the depth of; sound.
      3. To get to the bottom of; understand thoroughly
      1. To apprehend mentally; understand.
      2. To be of the opinion that; think:
      3. To hold as one's conviction or opinion; think; imagine
      1. To have as part of something larger; encompass or include.
      2. To grasp mentally; understand
      3. To include; take in; comprise
      1. To get and hold (something that has been in motion) in a hand, the hands, a container, or an implement:
      2. To go to see (a performance, for example):
      3. To take or get passively; incur or contract without intention, as by exposure
      1. To understand something.
      2. To grasp mentally; understand:
      3. To take hold of mentally; perceive; understand
      1. To be able to hold (something applied or inserted):
      2. To receive something, especially with favor. Often used with of.
      3. To take (what is offered or given); receive, esp. willingly
  4. To perceive directly with the intellect

    See also:

    knowledge

Another word for compass

Noun
  1. Boundary

      1. An extensive space or area:
      2. Range or limits of anything; scope; coverage
      3. The range, magnitude, or distance over which a thing extends:
      1. The opportunity or freedom to wander or explore:
      2. The area or sphere in which an activity takes place:
      3. The maximum extent or distance limiting operation, action, or effectiveness, as of a sound, radio signal, instrument, firearm, or aircraft:
      1. The distance measured by this line
      2. The line bounding a circle, a rounded surface, or an area suggesting a circle
  2. Instrument