What does scope mean?

Definitions for scope
skoʊpscope

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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

    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. 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

    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. Scope(noun)

    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. Scope(noun)

    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. Scope(verb)

    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. scope(verb)

    Look at something. "Scope that bitch"

  2. scope(verb)

    Stare down someone.

  3. scope(verb)

    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. Singaporean Col. Lim Yu Chuan:

    With the vast training space available in the waters off Guam, the exercise also provides the RSN( United States Navy) with the opportunity to conduct high-end exercises of substantial scope and complexity.

  2. Rudy Giuliani:

    Now that we’ve seen the full scope of [Michael] Cohen and Lanny Davis’ deception, we don’t trust anything.

  3. Michael Gilday:

    While I previously believed Captain Crozier should be reinstated, following Captain Crozier relief in April, after conducting an initial investigation, the much broader, deeper investigation that we conducted in the weeks following that had a much deeper scope.

  4. Silvana Condemi:

    The disappearance of the Neanderthals was probably due to a slight decline in the fertility among the youngest women, this is a phenomenon that is limited in scope that, over time, had an impact.

  5. Deutsche Bank:

    Tracking the scale and scope of restrictions will be [ of ] utmost importance going forward.

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