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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Compass \Com"pass\ (k[u^]m"pas), n. [F. compas, fr. LL. compassus circle, prop., a stepping together; com- + passus pace, step. See Pace, Pass.] 1. A passing round; circuit; circuitous course. [1913 Webster] They fetched a compass of seven day's journey. --2 Kings iii. 9. [1913 Webster] This day I breathed first; time is come round, And where I did begin, there shall I end; My life is run his compass. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. An inclosing limit; boundary; circumference; as, within the compass of an encircling wall. [1913 Webster] 3. An inclosed space; an area; extent. [1913 Webster] Their wisdom . . . lies in a very narrow compass. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 4. Extent; reach; sweep; capacity; sphere; as, the compass of his eye; the compass of imagination. [1913 Webster] The compass of his argument. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] 5. Moderate bounds, limits of truth; moderation; due limits; -- used with within. [1913 Webster] In two hundred years before (I speak within compass), no such commission had been executed. --Sir J. Davies. [1913 Webster] 6. (Mus.) The range of notes, or tones, within the capacity of a voice or instrument. [1913 Webster] You would sound me from my lowest note to the top of my compass. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 7. An instrument for determining directions upon the earth's surface by means of a magnetized bar or needle turning freely upon a pivot and pointing in a northerly and southerly direction. [1913 Webster] He that first discovered the use of the compass did more for the supplying and increase of useful commodities than those who built workhouses. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 8. A pair of compasses. [R.] See Compasses. To fix one foot of their compass wherever they please. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 9. A circle; a continent. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The tryne compas [the threefold world containing earth, sea, and heaven. --Skeat.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Azimuth compass. See under Azimuth. Beam compass. See under Beam. Compass card, the circular card attached to the needles of a mariner's compass, on which are marked the thirty-two points or rhumbs. Compass dial, a small pocket compass fitted with a sundial to tell the hour of the day. Compass plane (Carp.), a plane, convex in the direction of its length on the under side, for smoothing the concave faces of curved woodwork. Compass plant, Compass flower (Bot.), a plant of the American prairies (Silphium laciniatum), not unlike a small sunflower; rosinweed. Its lower and root leaves are vertical, and on the prairies are disposed to present their edges north and south. [1913 Webster] Its leaves are turned to the north as true as the magnet: This is the compass flower. --Longefellow. Compass saw, a saw with a narrow blade, which will cut in a curve; -- called also fret saw and keyhole saw. Compass timber (Shipbuilding), curved or crooked timber. Compass window (Arch.), a circular bay window or oriel window. Mariner's compass, a kind of compass used in navigation. It has two or more magnetic needles permanently attached to a card, which moves freely upon a pivot, and is read with reference to a mark on the box representing the ship's head. The card is divided into thirty-two points, called also rhumbs, and the glass-covered box or bowl containing it is suspended in gimbals within the binnacle, in order to preserve its horizontal position. Surveyor's compass, an instrument used in surveying for measuring horizontal angles. See Circumferentor. Variation compass, a compass of delicate construction, used in observations on the variations of the needle. To fetch a compass, to make a circuit. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fetch \Fetch\ (f[e^]ch; 224), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fetched 2; p. pr. & vb. n.. Fetching.] [OE. fecchen, AS. feccan, perh. the same word as fetian; or cf. facian to wish to get, OFries. faka to prepare. [root]77. Cf. Fet, v. t.] 1. To bear toward the person speaking, or the person or thing from whose point of view the action is contemplated; to go and bring; to get. [1913 Webster] Time will run back and fetch the age of gold. --Milton. [1913 Webster] He called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink. And as she was going to fetch it he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand. --1 Kings xvii. 11, 12. [1913 Webster] 2. To obtain as price or equivalent; to sell for. [1913 Webster] Our native horses were held in small esteem, and fetched low prices. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 3. To recall from a swoon; to revive; -- sometimes with to; as, to fetch a man to. [1913 Webster] Fetching men again when they swoon. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 4. To reduce; to throw. [1913 Webster] The sudden trip in wrestling that fetches a man to the ground. --South. [1913 Webster] 5. To bring to accomplishment; to achieve; to make; to perform, with certain objects; as, to fetch a compass; to fetch a leap; to fetch a sigh. [1913 Webster] I'll fetch a turn about the garden. --Shak. [1913 Webster] He fetches his blow quick and sure. --South. [1913 Webster] 6. To bring or get within reach by going; to reach; to arrive at; to attain; to reach by sailing. [1913 Webster] Meantine flew our ships, and straight we fetched The siren's isle. --Chapman. [1913 Webster] 7. To cause to come; to bring to a particular state. [1913 Webster] They could n't fetch the butter in the churn. --W. Barnes. [1913 Webster] To fetch a compass (Naut.), to make a circuit; to take a circuitous route going to a place. To fetch a pump, to make it draw water by pouring water into the top and working the handle. To fetch headway or To fetch sternway (Naut.), to move ahead or astern. To fetch out, to develop. "The skill of the polisher fetches out the colors [of marble]" --Addison. To fetch up. (a) To overtake. [Obs.] "Says [the hare], I can fetch up the tortoise when I please." --L'Estrange. (b) To stop suddenly. [1913 Webster]