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  1. compass

    • IPA[ˈkəmpəs]

    美式

    • n.
      an instrument containing a magnetized pointer which shows the direction of magnetic north and bearings from it;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
    • v.
      go around (something) in a circular course;surround or enclose on all sides
    • verb: compass, 3rd person present: compasses, gerund or present participle: compassing, past tense: compassed, past participle: compassed

    • noun: compass, plural noun: compasses

    • 釋義
    • 相關詞

    名詞

    • 1. an instrument containing a magnetized pointer which shows the direction of magnetic north and bearings from it walkers should be equipped with a map and compass a magnetic compass
    • 2. 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 a regular heptagon cannot be constructed accurately with only ruler and compass
    • 3. the range or scope of something the event had political repercussions that are beyond the compass of this book
    • the enclosing limits of an area this region had within its compass many types of agriculture
    • the range of notes that can be produced by a voice or a musical instrument the cellos were playing in a rather somber part of their compass

    動詞

    • 1. go around (something) in a circular course the ship wherein Magellan compassed the world
    • surround or enclose on all sides they were compassed with numerous fierce and cruel tribes
    • 2. contrive to accomplish (something) he compassed his end only by the exercise of violence
    • n.
      a circle showing the principal directions printed on a map or chart.

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • n.
      another term for compass

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • n.
      a compass with jointed legs.

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      a drawing compass consisting of a horizontal rod or beam connected by sliding sockets to two ...

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      used in reference to a person's ability to judge what is right and wrong and act accordingly: he is by no means the only senior politician who has mislaid his moral compass

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • n.
      used in reference to a person's ability to judge what is right and wrong and act accordingly: he is by no means the only senior politician who has mislaid his moral compass

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      a bay window with a semicircular curve.

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      a drawing compass consisting of a horizontal rod or beam connected by sliding sockets to two ...

    Oxford American Dictionary

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    • IPA[ˈkʌmpəs]

    英式

    • n.
      an instrument containing a magnetized pointer which shows the direction of magnetic north and ... walkers should be equipped with a map and compass a magnetic compass
    • v.
      go round (something) in a circular course: the ship wherein Magellan compassed the world

    Oxford Dictionary