compas m (plural compas)
- pair of compasses
- (marine, aviation) magnetic compass
- (music) A genre of modern Haitian music descended from the traditional style méringue.
- “compas” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
compas (plural compasses)
- Guile, craft or an instance of it; the use of skill or sleight-of hand.
- A scheme or plan, especially one formulated in secrecy or with malicious intent.
- A circular shape (i.e. a circle, curve or sphere) or a region bounded by one.
- The boundary or totality of the margins or edges of a region or zone; that which surrounds.
- a. 1382, John Wycliffe, “Apocalips 4:4”, in Wycliffe's Bible:
- And in the cumpas of the ſeete weren foure and twenti ſmale ſeetis; and aboue the troones foure and twenti eldre men ſittinge, hilid aboute with whijt clothis, and in the heedis of hem goldun corouns.
- And around the perimeter of the seat there were twenty-four small seats, and on those seats twenty-four elders sat, wearing white clothing and having golden crowns on their heads.
- An area, region or zone; space or coverage with fixed or demarcated boundaries.
- The size, extent, or magnitude of something (usually in area or dimension)
- A compass (device or tool for drawing or demarcating a circle)
- (rare) The appearance, visage or design of a piece of craftsmanship.
- English: compass
- Following a circle-shaped course or perimeter.
- Having a specified circle-shaped course or perimeter.
- English: compass (obsolete as an adverb)
- “cǒmpā̆s (adv.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2019-01-22.