What does the word scope mean?

Usage examples for scope

  1. How full of vitality and animated contrasts seemed the small world that lay within the scope of vision as we gazed! – The Story of Malta by Maturin M. Ballou
  2. But any attempt to describe the religion of China would lead me far beyond the scope of this address. – Studies in Literature and History by Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall
  3. He was not allowed much time or scope, however, for observation. – Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphry Ward