Variant of scope
- the extent of the mind's grasp; range of perception or understanding: a problem beyond his scope
- the range or extent of action, inquiry, etc., or of an activity, concept, etc.: the scope of a book
- room or opportunity for freedom of action or thought; free play
- telescope, microscope, radarscope, etc.
- Naut. length, extent, or sweep, as of a cable
- Now Rare end; purpose
Origin of scopeItalian scopo ; from Classical Latin scopus, goal, target ; from Classical Greek skopos, a mark, spy, watcher ; from base of skopein, to see, altered by metathesis ; from Indo-European base an unverified form spe-, to peer, look carefully from source spy, Classical Latin specere, to see