What does scope mean?

Definitions for scopeskoʊp

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word scope.

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

Wiktionary

  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

  6. Origin: [It. scopo, L. scopos a mark, aim, Gr. skopo`s, a watcher, mark, aim; akin to , to view, and perh. to E. spy. Cf. Skeptic, Bishop.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scope

    skōp, n. that which one sees, space as far as one can see: room or opportunity for free outlook: space for action: the end before the mind: intention: length of cable at which a vessel rides at liberty: a target.—adjs. Scope′ful, with a wide prospect; Scope′less, purposeless, useless. [It. scopo—Gr. skoposskopein, to view.]

  2. Scope

    skōp, n. (obs.) a bundle, as of twigs. [L. scopa, twigs.]

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 for scope »

  1. copes

  2. copse

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scope in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scope in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Barack Obama:

    We must define the nature and scope of this struggle, or else it will define us.

  2. P. J. O'Rourke:

    Making fun of born-again Christians is like hunting dairy cows with a high powered rifle and scope.

  3. Xu Hong:

    China's judiciary and law enforcement agencies will not do business with these fugitives, we will work within the scope of the law.

  4. Archibald MacLeish:

    The business of the law is to make sense of the confusion of what we call human life -- to reduce it to order but at the same time to give it possibility, scope, even dignity.

  5. Thomas Edison:

    Waste is worse than loss. The time is coming when every person who lays claim to ability will keep the question of waste before him constantly. The scope of thrift is limitless.

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