Scope

Definition of Scope

n.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.
Your scope is as mine own,
So to enforce or qualify the laws
As to your soul seems good.
- Shak.
The scope of all their pleading against man's authority, is to overthrow such laws and constitutions in the church.
- Hooker.
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.
Give him line and scope.
- Shak.
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.
- I. Taylor.
Excuse me if I have given too much scope to the reflections which have arisen in my mind.
- Burke.
An intellectual cultivation of no moderate depth or scope.
- Hawthorne.
3.Extended area.
4.Length; extent; sweep; as, scope of cable.
5.To look at for the purpose of evaluation; usually with out; as, to scope out the area as a camping site.

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