[noun] navigational instrument for finding directions
[noun] an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; "the ambit of municipal legislation"; "within the compass of this article"; "within the scope of an investigation"; "outside the reach of the law"; "in the political orbit of a world power" Synonyms: scope, range, reach, orbit, ambit
[noun] the limit of capability; "within the compass of education" Synonyms: range, reach, grasp
[noun] drafting instrument used for drawing circles
[verb] bring about; accomplish; "This writer attempts more than his talents can compass"
[verb] travel around, either by plane or ship; "We compassed the earth" Synonyms: circumnavigate