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Definition of compass:

(n) : a magnetic or electronic device used to determine the cardinal directions (usually magnetic north); a pair of compasses (a device used with a pencil to draw an arc or circle on paper)
(v) : to surround; to encircle; to environ; to stretch round; to go about or round entirely; to traverse
"1658, Near the same plot of ground, for about six yards compasse were digged up coals and incinerated substances -- Sir Thomas Browne, Urne-Burial (Penguin 2005, p. 9)"
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Definition of compass:

(n) : a magnetic or electronic device used to determine the cardinal directions (usually magnetic north); a pair of compasses (a device used with a pencil to draw an arc or circle on paper)
(v) : to surround; to encircle; to environ; to stretch round; to go about or round entirely; to traverse
"1658, Near the same plot of ground, for about six yards compasse were digged up coals and incinerated substances -- Sir Thomas Browne, Urne-Burial (Penguin 2005, p. 9)"

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