Textual thesaurus for "compass"

(noun) scope, orbit, range, reach, ambit

an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the 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

(noun) range, reach, grasp

the limit of capability

within the compass of education

(verb) dig, comprehend, get the picture, grasp, grok, apprehend, savvy

get the meaning of something

Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?

(verb) circumnavigate

travel around, either by plane or ship

We compassed the earth