an instrument for showing direction, usually consisting of a freely moving
shaped instrument used for drawing circles, measuring distances on maps, etc.
an area or range of interest, activity
"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"
"within the compass of education"
"This writer attempts more than his talents can compass"
"We compassed the earth"
"Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"
The Caspian Sea is in compasse neere three thousand miles.
出自： T. Herbert
England, whose desolation is thus sought and compassed.
出自： J. L. Motley