• WordNet 3.6
    • n scope electronic equipment that provides visual images of varying electrical quantities
    • n scope a magnifier of images of distant objects
    • n scope 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"
    • n scope the state of the environment in which a situation exists "you can't do that in a university setting"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Scope Extended area. "The scopes of land granted to the first adventurers."
    • Scope Length; extent; sweep; as, scope of cable.
    • Scope 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. "Give him line and scope .""In the fate and fortunes of the human race, scope is given to the operation of laws which man must always fail to discern the reasons of.""Excuse me if I have given too much scope to the reflections which have arisen in my mind.""An intellectual cultivation of no moderate depth or scope ."
    • Scope 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. "Shooting wide, do miss the marked scope .""Your scope is as mine own,
      So to enforce or qualify the laws
      As to your soul seems good."
      "The scope of all their pleading against man's authority, is to overthrow such laws and constitutions in the church."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n scope An obsolete or dialectal form of scoop. Halliwell.
    • n scope A bundle, as of twigs.
    • n scope A mark to shoot at; a target.
    • n scope That which is aimed at; end or aim kept or to be kept in view; that which is to be reached or accomplished; ultimate design, aim, or purpose; intention.
    • n scope Outlook; intellectual range or view: as, a mind of wide scope.
    • n scope Room for free outlook or aim; range or field of free observation or action; room; space.
    • n scope Extent; length; sweep; (nautical) length of cable or anchor-chain at which a vessel rides when at anchor: as, scope of cable.
    • n scope A wide tract.
    • n scope A liberty; a license enjoyed; hence, an act of riot or excess.
    • scope An obsolete form of scoup.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Scope skōp 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
    • n Scope skōp (obs.) a bundle, as of twigs.
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  • Gail Hamilton
    Gail Hamilton
    “Every person is responsible for all the good within the scope of his abilities, and for no more, and none can tell whose sphere is the largest.”
  • St. John Chrysosatom
    St. John Chrysosatom
    “Charity is the scope of all God's commands.”
  • Joseph De Maistre
    “In the works of man, everything is as poor as its author; vision is confined, means are limited, scope is restricted, movements are labored, and results are humdrum.”
  • John F. Kennedy
    “True happiness is the full use of your powers along lines of excellence in a life affording scope.”
  • Walter Benjamin
    “The adjustment of reality to the masses and of the masses to reality is a process of unlimited scope, as much for thinking as for perception.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. scopa, twigs.


In literature:

Social organizations of national scope or ambition took advantage of the new communication.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson
Now some of our fellow-travellers in our unending journey round the sun, come at times well within the scope of celestial trigonometry.
"A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century" by Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
The preceding remarks indicate sufficiently the scope of these papers.
"Lessons of the war with Spain and other articles" by Alfred T. Mahan
The vagueness gave her scope and set her free.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
A few will suffice to show their scope and nature.
"The Railroad Question" by William Larrabee
A most fundamental element in the history of college mathematics is the broadening of the scope of the college work.
"College Teaching" by Paul Klapper
There will, however, be abundant scope for textual criticism as long as we do not possess the exact text of every historical document.
"Introduction to the Study of History" by Charles V. Langlois
This is the Protestant province, where the priests have little scope.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
They illustrate the wide scope of women's interests considered by that body.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V"
Its scope, how limited.
"Modern Painters Volume II (of V)" by John Ruskin

In poetry:

Our sorrow hath a wider scope,
Too strange for fear, too vast for hope,--
A Wonder, blind and dumb,
That waits--what is to come!
"Abraham Lincoln: An Horatian Ode" by Richard Henry Stoddard
Our sorrow hath a wider scope,
Too strange for fear, too vast for hope,--
A wonder, blind and dumb,
That waits--what is to come!
"An Horatian Ode" by Richard Henry Stoddard
From the dim, dread veil that in wisdom is cast
Between men and the shadowy scope
Of the future, the young Year comes at last
In the flush of his strength and hope.
"The New Year" by Alexander Anderson
Then is the scope of this world’s hope
No more than worldlings deem it ever,
Earth and sky, with nought between
Of spiritual truth serene:
And if so, fly! for thou and I
At once should sever.
"To Poesy" by Charles Harpur
The old, worn world of hurry and heat,
The young, fresh world of thought and scope;
While you, where beckoning billows fleet
Climb far sky-beaches still and sweet,
Sank wavering down the ocean-slope.
"An Invitation" by James Russell Lowell
They are the curs'd! the souls who yearn and evermore pursue
The vision of a vain desire, a splendor far ahead;
To whom God gives the poet's dream without the grasp to do,
The artist's hope without the scope between the quick and dead:
"Unanointed" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Spot This Scope delivers the best rifles scopes for elk hunting and more.
A key hunting essential is a quality rifle scope .
Interview with Julian Scopes .
Inc, discussed how a scope of work (SOW) can effectively be the integral part of the client/agency relationship and the basis of how agencies are compensated.
The new scope has been tested by maintainers at Naval Air Station Oceana, Va. And NAS Jacksonville, Fla.
The rebate program is available to consumers who purchase an Elite, Legend Ultra HD or Trophy XLT riflescope or spotting scope before Oct 31.
Guns, prohibited ammunition, scopes , grenades, bullet proof vests seized from Metchosin home.
Scopes Festival canceled for this year.
There won't be a Scopes Festival in Dayton this year.
It has the marks of scope rings that designates a scope that has seen more than its share of service.
When I was a young man, there were three top American rifle scope brands–Leupold, Weaver, and Redfield.
Weaver was the scope of the working man.
This can become the company Bible, every discussion leads back to the Scope .
There are no arguments on site, rather it's, what does the Scope say.
DCAA tightens audit scopes , sees big returns.

In science:

Type variable s are scoped by the corresponding strategy definition (cf. [def .4]).
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
Such hypotheses have yet to be verified due to the inability to obtain datasets in such domains, and thus leave scope for future work.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
It is not a priori obvious whether anomalous diffusion should occur and investigating this issue is beyond the scope of the present work.
Trapping of a random walk by diffusing traps
The description and the analysis of the procedure in more detail are outside the scope of the present paper (see, e. g., Ref. , and references therein where some relevant methods are discussed).
A generalized Numerov method for linear second-order differential equations involving a first derivative term
To begin, it must be said that a geometric description of a fluid is outside the scope of thermodynamics.
Clusters in Simple Fluids