- Also called Mariner's Compass. the constellation Pyxis.
- Compasses, the constellation Circinus.
verb (used with object)
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Example sentences from the Web for compass
I fundamentally feel that the Gallaudet Board of Trustees has lost its way and its moral compass.
It also includes a compass and flashlight, so it makes getting lost almost impossible.
Under Tomé’s watch, the shipping giant is resetting its compass and choosing its path with care.
Using just a depth-sensing camera, GPS, and compass data, it learned to enter a space much as a human would, and find the shortest possible path to its destination without wrong turns, backtracking, or exploration.Facebook is training robot assistants to hear as well as see|Karen Hao|August 21, 2020|MIT Technology Review
While this “rectangular peg problem” seems like the kind of question a high school geometry student might settle with a ruler and compass, it has resisted mathematicians’ best efforts for decades.New Geometric Perspective Cracks Old Problem About Rectangles|Kevin Hartnett|June 25, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Muscovites call their favorite station “Ukho Moskvy” (Ear of Moscow) and see it as an institution, a compass for society.The Kremlin Is Killing Echo of Moscow, Russia’s Last Independent Radio Station|Anna Nemtsova|November 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It radiates her inner light and compass, her disregard for status quo.Why Maya Angelou Loved Sherry, The Drink of Brilliant Renegades|Jordan Salcito|June 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He goes on to compass the very nature of memory by way of considering how we memorialize mass death.
As a lifelong reader, I have rarely had any sort of compass to guide me.
A hole, though shaped like an ellipse, in which this well-hung stud had placed it would look as if a compass traced it.Read This and Blush: Naughty Medieval French Tales|Yunte Huang|June 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He had recourse, therefore, to the most perfidious means to compass his destruction.Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada|Washington Irving
"But I hardly think Max would ever need a compass," Bandy-legs observed.With Trapper Jim in the North Woods|Lawrence J. Leslie
"You must be your own judge of that," replied Christy, as he dropped down on the floor, with the compass in his hand.Taken by the Enemy|Oliver Optic
She began boxing the compass and only once did she pause until she had gone all the way around the card.The Meadow-Brook Girls by the Sea|Janet Aldridge
The compass of his song, Let Glorys Clarion, extended over seventeen notes.Haunted London|Walter Thornbury