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Definitions of scope

  1. To look at for the purpose of evaluation; usually with out; as, to scope out the area as a camping site. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. electronic equipment that provides visual images of varying electrical quantities Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a magnifier of images of distant objects Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. That at which one aims; the thing or end to which the mind directs its view; that which is purposed to be reached or accomplished; hence, ultimate design, aim, or purpose; intention; drift; object. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Room or opportunity for free outlook or aim; space for action; amplitude of opportunity; free course or vent; liberty; range of view, intent, or action. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Extended area. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Length; extent; sweep; as, scope of cable. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Extent or range of view or action; room for free action. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. That which one sees, space as far as one can see: room or opportunity for free outlook: space for action: the end before the mind: intention. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Range of vision or mind; space for action; intention. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. A range of view or action; outlook; capacity for achievement; aim. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Aim; intention; drift; room; range; license; length. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. Space; room; the limit of intellectual view; the end or ultimate object towards which the mind is directed; the intention; the aim or drift; unrestricted liberty; licence. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for scope

  1. This dreadful honour you both fear and hope - Both all in vain: you fall below my scope – New-Poems by Stevenson, Robert Louis
  2. The general conviction of humanity will be found right against any conclusions calling themselves scientific, that go beyond the scope or the reach of science. – Paul Faber, Surgeon by George MacDonald