Definitions for scopeskoʊp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

scopeskoʊp(n.; v.)scoped, scop•ing.

  1. (n.)extent or range of view, outlook, application, operation, effectiveness, etc.:

    an investigation of wide scope.

  2. opportunity or freedom for movement or activity:

    to give one's fancy full scope.

  3. extent in space; a tract or area.

  4. length:

    a scope of cable.

  5. (used as a short form of microscope, periscope, radarscope, etc.)

    Category: Optics

  6. Ling., Logic. the range of words or elements of an expression over which a modifier or operator has control: In “old men and women,”“old” may either take “men and women” or just “men” in its scope.

    Category: Language/Linguistics, Philosphy

  7. aim or purpose.

  8. (v.t.)Slang. to look at or over; examine (often fol. by out).

    Category: Status (usage)

Origin of scope:

1525–35; < It scopo < Gk skopós aim, mark to shoot at; cf. -scope


  1. a combining form meaning “instrument for viewing”:


    Category: Affix

Origin of -scope:

< NL -scopium < Gk -skopion, -skopeion, der. of skopeîn to look at (akin to sképtesthai to look, view carefully; cf. skeptic )

Princeton's WordNet

  1. scope, range, reach, orbit, compass, ambit(noun)

    an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"

    "a piano has a greater range than the human voice"; "the ambit of municipal legislation"; "within the compass of this article"; "within the scope of an investigation"; "outside the reach of the law"; "in the political orbit of a world power"

  2. setting, background, scope(noun)

    the state of the environment in which a situation exists

    "you can't do that in a university setting"

  3. telescope, scope(noun)

    a magnifier of images of distant objects

  4. oscilloscope, scope, cathode-ray oscilloscope, CRO(noun)

    electronic equipment that provides visual images of varying electrical quantities

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. scope(noun)ʊp

    the range of subjects that sth deals with

    a topic that is beyond the scope of the research

  2. scopeʊp

    the opportunity or possibility for sth

    The experts see scope for growth in the economy.


  1. scope(Noun)

    The breadth, depth or reach of a subject; a domain.

  2. scope(Noun)

    a device used in aiming a projectile, through which the person aiming looks at the intended target

  3. scope(Noun)

    The region of program source in which an identifier is meaningful.

  4. scope(Noun)

    The shortest sub-wff of which a given instance of a logical connective is a part of.

  5. scope(Noun)

    Shortened form of periscope, telescope, microscope or oscilloscope.

  6. scope(Verb)

    To perform a cursory investigation, as to scope out.

  7. scope(Verb)

    To perform arthroscopic surgery.

    The surgeon will scope the football player's knee to repair damage to a ligament.

  8. scope(Verb)

    To examine under a microscope.

    The entomologist explained that he could not tell what species of springtail we were looking at without scoping it.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scope(noun)

    that at which one aims; the thing or end to which the mind directs its view; that which is purposed to be reached or accomplished; hence, ultimate design, aim, or purpose; intention; drift; object

  2. Scope(noun)

    room or opportunity for free outlook or aim; space for action; amplitude of opportunity; free course or vent; liberty; range of view, intent, or action

  3. Scope(noun)

    extended area

  4. Scope(noun)

    length; extent; sweep; as, scope of cable

  5. Scope(verb)

    to look at for the purpose of evaluation; usually with out; as, to scope out the area as a camping site

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'scope' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2922

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'scope' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4189

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'scope' in Nouns Frequency: #1256

Anagrams of scope

  1. copes

  2. copse

Translations for scope

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(often with for ) the opportunity or chance to do, use or develop

There's no scope for originality in this job.

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