compass


compass

noun

Definition of COMPASS

1
a guiding or motivating purpose or principle <a young go-getter who lost his moral compass in the course of his quest for fame and fortune>
Synonyms cynosure, direction, focus, lodestar (also loadstar), polestar
2
an area over which activity, capacity, or influence extends <within the compass of my voice>
3
the line or relatively narrow space that marks the outer limit of something <within the compass of the city walls>

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