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  1. compass

    • IPA[ˈkʌmpəs]

    英式

    • n.
      an instrument containing a magnetized pointer which shows the direction of magnetic north and bearings from it;an instrument for drawing circles and arcs and measuring distances between points, consisting of two arms linked by a movable joint, one arm ending in a point and the other usually carrying a pencil or pen
    • v.
      go round (something) in a circular course;surround or hem in on all sides
    • verb: compass, 3rd person present: compasses, gerund or present participle: compassing, past tense: compassed, past participle: compassed

    • noun: compass, plural noun: compasses

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. an instrument containing a magnetized pointer which shows the direction of magnetic north and bearings from it walkers should be equipped with a map and compass a magnetic compass
    • 2. an instrument for drawing circles and arcs and measuring distances between points, consisting of two arms linked by a movable joint, one arm ending in a point and the other usually carrying a pencil or pen a regular heptagon cannot be constructed accurately with only ruler and compass
    • 3. the range or scope of something the event had political repercussions which are beyond the compass of this book goods and services which fall within the compass of the free market
    • the enclosing limits of an area this region had within its compass many types of agriculture
    • the range of notes that can be produced by a voice or a musical instrument the cellos were playing in a rather sombre part of their compass

    動詞

    • 1. go round (something) in a circular course the ship wherein Magellan compassed the world
    • surround or hem in on all sides we were compassed round by a thick fog
    • 2. contrive to accomplish (something) he compassed his end only by the exercise of violence