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Definitions of Compasses

  1. An instrument for describing circles, measuring figures, etc., consisting of two, or (rarely) more, pointed branches, or legs, usually joined at the top by a rivet on which they move. Newage Dictionary DB
  2. To stretch round; to inclose; to encircle or surround; to go or walk round; to grasp or embrace; to accomplish; to plot; to contrive. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3. An instrument with two legs for describing circles, &c. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  4. An instrument, consisting of two movable legs, for describing circles, measureing figures, &c. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for Compasses

  1. He compasses Parrington's Main Currents in American Thought and Beadle's Dime Novels along with agriculture and manufacturing. – Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest by J. Frank Dobie
  2. On another there is an axe and two pairs of compasses – Flags: Some Account of their History and Uses. by Andrew Macgeorge
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