how to pronounce compass

/ˈkʌmpəs/

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compass is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of compass in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

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meanings of compass

noun:

  1. The range of notes of a musical instrument or voice.
  2. A passing round; circuit; circuitous course.
  3. A magnetic or electronic device used to determine the cardinal directions (usually magnetic or true north).
  4. A pair of compasses (a device used to draw an arc or circle).
  5. Scope.
  6. Moderate bounds, limits of truth; moderation; due limits; used with within.
  7. An enclosing limit; a boundary, a circumference.
  8. A space within limits; an area.

verb:

  1. To plot; to scheme (against someone).
  2. To surround; to encircle; to environ; to stretch round.
  3. To accomplish; to reach; to achieve; to obtain.
  4. To go about or round entirely; to traverse.

adverb:

  1. In a circuit; round about.

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words that rhyme with compass

encompass

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