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 ?
"I knows him!" And, after a few convulsive efforts, the red legs tok the shape of a pair of compasses, and the intelligent pupil triumphantly shouted, "It's a We, Dranpa, it's a We!"
A century or so later, Kneller's 'Kit-Cat' portrait of Sir John Vanbrugh shows the architect of Castle Howard also holding a pair of compasses. Soon afterwards, Jonathan Richardson's portrait of Vanbrugh's critic Lord Burlington shows the Palladian propagandist, again holding compasses.
Tattoos: He has a pair of compasses on his back and wants two fish on his calf.