What does the word compass mean?

Usage examples for compass

  1. Without map or compass I must follow that in spite of the pickets. – London to Ladysmith via Pretoria by Winston Spencer Churchill
  2. For, as we have seen, the warriors, despite the fact that their duty requires them to compass if they can the defeat of their foes, best show their loyal spirit if they prize the loyalty of their foes and honour loyalty wherever they find it. – The Sources Of Religious Insight by Josiah Royce
  3. Destroy the compass, and will the vessel find her far- distant port? – Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton