Definition Of compasses
an instrument containing a magnetized pointer that shows the direction of magnetic north and bearings from it.
Point the binos in any direction and a digital compass takes a bearing.
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.
Discover that despite the aid of pairs of compasses , scissors and anything else you consider useful, the most you can get in before it breaks is about 1 cm.
contrive to accomplish (something).
he compassed his end only by the exercise of violence
go around (something) in a circular course.
the ship wherein Magellan compassed the world
the range or scope of something.
the event had political repercussions that are beyond the compass of this book