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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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