The day before, she tweeted “I have lost my compass and I find myself adrift at sea.”
And we aim to fix that compass and steer the ship ourselves from now on.
A hole, though shaped like an ellipse, in which this well-hung stud had placed it would look as if a compass traced it.
Muscovites call their favorite station “Ukho Moskvy” (Ear of Moscow) and see it as an institution, a compass for society.
As a lifelong reader, I have rarely had any sort of compass to guide me.
The rapid-fire guns are mounted in such manner that they can be swung and directed to any point of the compass.
This fact is sustained by evidences teeming upon us from every point of the compass.
His mark was a hand holding a compass, with the motto "Labore et constantia."
And what the word means, in its full horror, only a child can compass.
One point of the compass is placed at the center of the protractor and an elastic band is looped between the points.
c.1300, "space, area, extent, circumference," from Old French compas "circle, radius, pair of compasses" (12c.), from compasser "to go around, measure, divide equally," from Vulgar Latin *compassare "to pace out" (source of Italian compassare, Spanish compasar), from Latin com- "together" (see com-) + passus "a step" (see pace (n.)).
The mathematical instrument so called from mid-14c. The mariners' directional tool (so called since early 15c.) took the name, perhaps, because it's round and has a point like the mathematical instrument. The word is in most European languages, with a mathematical sense in Romance, a nautical sense in Germanic, and both in English.
c.1300, "to devise, plan;" early 14c. as "to surround, contain, envelop, enclose;" from Anglo-French cumpasser, from compass (n.). Related: Compassed; compassing.