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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Compass  \Com"pass\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Compassed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Compassing}.]  [F.  compasser,  LL  compassare.] 
  1.  To  go  about  or  entirely  round;  to  make  the  circuit  of 
 
  Ye  shall  compass  the  city  seven  times.  --Josh.  vi 
  4. 
 
  We  the  globe  can  compass  soon.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  inclose  on  all  sides;  to  surround;  to  encircle;  to 
  environ;  to  invest;  to  besiege;  --  used  with  about  round, 
  around  and  round  about 
 
  With  terrors  and  with  clamors  compassed  round. 
  --Milton. 
 
  Now  all  the  blessings  Of  a  glad  father  compass  thee 
  about  --Shak. 
 
  Thine  enemies  shall  cast  a  trench  about  thee,  and 
  compass  thee  round.  --Luke  xix. 
  43. 
 
  3.  To  reach  round;  to  circumvent;  to  get  within  one's  power; 
  to  obtain;  to  accomplish. 
 
  If  I  can  check  my  erring  love,  I  will:  If  not  to 
  compass  her  I'll  use  my  skill.  --Shak. 
 
  How  can  you  hope  to  compass  your  designs?  --Denham. 
 
  4.  To  curve;  to  bend  into  a  circular  form  [Obs.  except  in 
  carpentry  and  shipbuilding.]  --Shak. 
 
  5.  (Law)  To  purpose;  to  intend;  to  imagine;  to  plot. 
 
  Compassing  and  imagining  the  death  of  the  king  are 
  synonymous  terms;  compassing  signifying  the  purpose 
  or  design  of  the  mind  or  will  and  not  as  in  common 
  speech,  the  carrying  such  design  to  effect. 
  --Blackstone. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Compassing  \Com"pass*ing\,  a.  (Shipbuilding) 
  Curved;  bent;  as  compassing  timbers. 




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