Synonym Discussion of scope
- the entire range of human experience
- a performance that ran the gamut of emotions
- your concerns lie beyond the narrow compass of this study
- the book covers the entire sweep of criminal activity
- as time went on, the scope of the investigation widened
- within that restricted orbit they tried to effect social change
Definition of scope
- Eunice and I … strutted down the aisles, pretending we were looking for somewhere to sit. Really we were just scoping the place out to see who was there.
- —Helene Cooper
- Wherever you go, scope out the situation carefully before you take off your dog's leash.
- —Donna-Lynn Musgrave
- It abuts Wagner Park, where at twilight people watch softball and scope out the local talent.
- —Rob Spillman
- … atop a small hill that once held a mortar battery, two urban park rangers and twenty-five or so shivering visitors scoped the sky.
- —Ian Frazier
- If scoping the stars isn't your thing, the ship also offers a rich array of on-board speakers, wine tastings, golf simulations and a casino to keep you busy.
- —The Plainsman (Auburn University, Alabama)
- Players on every pro team have been scoped, mostly their knees (about 80%) but also their shoulders, elbows, wrists.
- —Kostya Kennedy
- He went to the hospital with the thought that the knee would be scoped, a simple procedure, and he would be back in the lineup in about 10 days.
- —Leigh Montville
- a scoped rifle
Origin and Etymology of -scope
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