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Scope meaning

scope - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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. 2. 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. 3. Extended area.
  4. 4. Length; extent; sweep; as, scope of cable.
  5. 5. To look at for the purpose of evaluation; usually with out; as, to scope out the area as a camping site.
  6. 6. Range of vision or mind; space for action; intention.

scope - examples of usage

  1. Nobody, he said, with his usual bright audacity, but himself " who was altogether born in sin," saw the true scope of the measure. - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  2. " I believe it's influenced me enormously," she said, in the tone of one absorbed by the possibilities of some view just presented to them; " but in my life there's so little scope for it," she added. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. I want room for my elbows, an' scope for my int'lect. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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