Scope

Scope

(?), n. [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.] 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. "Shooting wide, do miss the marked scope." Spenser.
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Your scope is as mine own,
So to enforce or qualify the laws
As to your soul seems good.
Shak.
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The scope of all their pleading against man's authority, is to overthrow such laws and constitutions in the church.
Hooker.
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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.
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Give him line and scope.
Shak.
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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.
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Excuse me if I have given too much scope to the reflections which have arisen in my mind.
Burke.
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An intellectual cultivation of no moderate depth or scope.
Hawthorne.
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3. Extended area. [Obs.] "The scopes of land granted to the first adventurers." Sir J. Davies.
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4. Length; extent; sweep; as, scope of cable.
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