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Synonyms for compass

Synonyms for compass

a line around a closed figure or area

the ability or power to seize or attain

an area within which something or someone exists, acts, or has influence or power

to encircle with or as if with a band

to perceive directly with the intellect

Synonyms for compass

navigational instrument for finding directions

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

the limit of capability

drafting instrument used for drawing circles

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travel around, either by plane or ship

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References in classic literature ?
It represents a gloomy cell; in the centre is a table loaded with hideous objects; skulls, spheres, alembics, compasses, hieroglyphic parchments.
And, by the way, about that door, my friend, I should like to ask you, who know everything, why these wretches of architects, who ought to have the compasses run into them, just to remind them, came to make doorways through which nobody but thin people can pass?
After that they took his right hand, placed it on something, and told him to hold a pair of compasses to his left breast with the other hand and to repeat after someone who read aloud an oath of fidelity to the laws of the Order.
For a long time I stood buried in deep thought, when it occurred to me to try out one of the compasses I had brought and ascertain if it remained steadily fixed upon an unvarying pole.
The boy was there, sitting upon the office stool hard at work with a pair of compasses.
And back it came, day after day, steering compasses, blocks and tackles, sails, coils of rope, medicine chests, ensigns, signal flags--everything, in fact, except the trade goods and supplies which had already been kai-kai'd.