compass

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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 ?
he inquired of Wardle, when that gentleman was thoroughly out of breath, by reason of the indefatigable manner in which he had converted his legs into a pair of compasses, and drawn complicated problems on the ice.
No other,' said Mrs Lammle, laughing airily, and, full of affectionate blandishments, opening and closing Georgiana's arms like a pair of compasses, than my little Georgiana Podsnap.
Jukes, straddling his long legs like a pair of compasses, put on an air of superiority.