compass

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkʌmpəs/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈkʌmpəs, ˈkɑm-/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kumpəs)


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compass

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [observe, check, go by] the compass
  2. use a compass to [find, locate, navigate, determine]
  3. found their [bearings, location] with a compass
  4. [was, felt] lost without a compass
  5. [took, packed] a compass for [camping, the trek, the excursion]
  6. The compass pointed [north, southwest].
  7. use a compass in [math, geography] class
  8. use a compass to draw circles
  9. was [pinched, stabbed] with a compass
  10. the compass of the [novel, plot, outline]
  11. follow your moral compass
  12. lost his moral compass
  13. Do you even have a moral compass?
  14. the [narrow, wide] compass of the [river, strait]
  15. the [investigation, research] has a broad compass
  16. within a compass of [one mile, ten blocks]
  17. within the compass of [respectability, propriety, professionalism]
n as adj
  1. the [north, south, east, west] compass points
  2. compass [direction, orientation, bearings]
  3. a compass rose
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