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


  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


  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. Davitt McAteer:

    It’s breathtaking in its scope.

  2. Jaclyn Falkowski:

    The disclosure of the scope of the breach is troubling.

  3. Jaclyn Falkowski:

    The disclosure of the scope of the breach is disturbing.

  4. Simon Webber:

    With that valuation, there's a lot of scope for things to go well.

  5. Eric Schneiderman:

    It is a very clear statement of the law and the scope of our reach.

Images & Illustrations of scope

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