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Compassed Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Compass \Com"pass\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Compassed; p. pr. & vb. n. Compassing.] [F. compasser, LL. compassare.]
  1. To go about or entirely round; to make the circuit of. Ye shall compass the city seven times. --Josh. vi. 4. We the globe can compass soon. --Shak.
  2. To inclose on all sides; to surround; to encircle; to environ; to invest; to besiege; -- used with about, round, around, and round about. With terrors and with clamors compassed round. --Milton. Now all the blessings Of a glad father compass thee about. --Shak. Thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round. --Luke xix. 43.
  3. To reach round; to circumvent; to get within one's power; to obtain; to accomplish. If I can check my erring love, I will: If not, to compass her I'll use my skill. --Shak. How can you hope to compass your designs? --Denham.
  4. To curve; to bend into a circular form. [Obs. except in carpentry and shipbuilding.] --Shak.
  5. (Law) To purpose; to intend; to imagine; to plot. Compassing and imagining the death of the king are synonymous terms; compassing signifying the purpose or design of the mind or will, and not, as in common speech, the carrying such design to effect. --Blackstone.
Compassed Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Compassed \Com"passed\, a. Rounded; arched. [Obs.] She came . . . into the compassed window. --Shak.

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