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Engelsk navneord: compass

1. compass (om genstand) navigational instrument for finding directions

Mindre specifikke termernavigational instrument

Mere specifikke termergyrocompass, magnetic compass

2. compass (om egenskab) an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe range of a supersonic jet.
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.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)ambit, orbit, range, reach, scope

Mindre specifikke termerextent

Mere specifikke termerapproximate range, ballpark, confines, contrast, expanse, gamut, horizon, internationalism, internationality, latitude, palette, pallet, purview, spectrum, sweep, view

3. compass (om erkendelse) the limit of capability

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningWithin the compass of education.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)grasp, range, reach

Mindre specifikke termercapability, capableness, potentiality

Mere specifikke termerken, sight

4. compass (om genstand) drafting instrument used for drawing circles

Mindre specifikke termerdrafting instrument

Engelsk udsagnsord: compass

1. compass (om adfærd) bring about; accomplish

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThis writer attempts more than his talents can compass.

AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Mindre specifikke termeraccomplish, achieve, attain, reach

Overordnet anvendelsearchaicism, archaism

2. compass (om bevægelse) travel around, either by plane or ship

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningWe compassed the earth.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)circumnavigate

AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Mindre specifikke termercircle

3. compass (om erkendelse) get the meaning of something

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningDo you comprehend the meaning of this letter?.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)apprehend, comprehend, dig, get the picture, grasp, grok, savvy

AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Mindre specifikke termerunderstand

Mere specifikke termercatch on, cotton on, digest, figure, get it, get onto, get wise, intuit, latch on, tumble, twig

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