What does scope mean?

Definitions for scope
skoʊpscope

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. scope, range, reach, orbit, compass, ambitnoun

    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, scopenoun

    the state of the environment in which a situation exists

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

  3. telescope, scopenoun

    a magnifier of images of distant objects

  4. oscilloscope, scope, cathode-ray oscilloscope, CROnoun

    electronic equipment that provides visual images of varying electrical quantities

Wiktionary

  1. scopenoun

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

  2. scopenoun

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

  3. scopenoun

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

  4. scopenoun

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

  5. scopenoun

    Shortened form of periscope, telescope, microscope or oscilloscope.

  6. scopeverb

    To perform a cursory investigation, as to scope out.

  7. scopeverb

    To perform arthroscopic surgery.

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

  8. scopeverb

    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. Scopenoun

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Scopenoun

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Scopenoun

    extended area

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Scopenoun

    length; extent; sweep; as, scope of cable

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Scopeverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. scope

    The riding scope of a vessel's cable should be at least three times the depth of water under her, but it must vary with the amount of wind and nature of the bottom.

Rap Dictionary

  1. scopeverb

    Look at something. "Scope that bitch"

  2. scopeverb

    Stare down someone.

  3. scopeverb

    Telesopic sight, as on a sniper rifle

Editors Contribution

  1. scope

    A range of activity.

    The scope of works was simple, easy and fun.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 10, 2020  

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

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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

Examples of scope in a Sentence

  1. Jerome Adams:

    Working together, we helped address the outbreak by implementing comprehensive syringe services programs( SSPs) that helped change the scope of the unprecedented crisis, as a result, our efforts became a model for how other states and localities respond to similar crises -- states like Kentucky, for example, went from zero to more than 70 comprehensive SSPs, to prevent future outbreaks and help people in need of care.

  2. Dave Parris:

    They've been looking at this for several years now, i guess with recent events, they've really expanded their scope.

  3. Loretta Lynch:

    Separate and apart from the pending indictment, our investigation remains active and ongoing, and has in fact expanded since May, the scope of our investigation is not limited and we are following the evidence where it leads.

  4. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon:

    The UK Government recognized it would take time for the ANDSF to develop into a fully-fledged fighting force capable of providing complete security for the people of Afghanistan, we have now concluded that we should maintain the scale of the UK's current military mission in the country in 2016, to help build a secure and stable Afghanistan. The scope and role of the UK mission are unchanged.

  5. Igor Sechin:

    Shale oil production has its limitations in scope and time ... U.S. shale oil production will reach its peak in 2020.

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