Synonyms of compass
1 rangeDictionary • Within the compass of a book of this size, such a comprehensive survey is not practicable.
range • The trees on the mountain within my range of vision had all been felled.
field • Our field of vision is surprisingly wide.
area • Although large in area, the flat did not have many rooms.
reach • The clothes they model are in easy reach of every woman.
scope • the scope of a novel
sphere • the sphere of international politics
limit • the city limits
stretch • It's a very dangerous stretch of road.
extent • an estate about seven or eight acres in extent
zone • The area has been declared a disaster zone.
realm • the realm of politics
surroundDictionary • The Christians fled when they saw the city being compassed with armies.
surround • The church was surrounded by a rusted wrought-iron fence.
enclose • The land was enclosed by an eight-foot wire fence.
encompass • Egypt is encompassed by the Mediterranean, Sudan, the Red Sea and Libya.
besiege • The main part of the army moved to besiege the town.
encircle • A forty-foot-high concrete wall encircles the jail.
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areaThe area of a surface such as a piece of land is the amount of flat space or ground that it covers, measured in square units.
• Although large in area, the flat did not have many rooms.
besiegeIf soldiers besiege a place, they surround it and wait for the people in it to stop fighting or resisting.
• The main part of the army moved to besiege the town.
Thesaurus for compass from the Collins English Thesaurus
an instrument for finding direction, usually having a magnetized needle which points to magnetic north swinging freely on a pivot