Meaning of SCOPE in English

I. ˈskōp noun

Etymology: Italian scopo purpose, goal, from Greek skopos; akin to Greek skeptesthai to watch, look at — more at spy

Date: circa 1555

1. : intention , object

2. : space or opportunity for unhampered motion, activity, or thought

3. : extent of treatment, activity, or influence

4. : range of operation: as

a. : the range of a logical operator : a string in predicate calculus that is governed by a quantifier

b. : a grammatical constituent that determines the interpretation of a predicate or quantifier

Synonyms: see range

II. noun

Etymology: -scope

Date: 1872

1. : any of various instruments for viewing: as

a. : microscope

b. : telescope

c. : a telescope mounted on a firearm for use as a sight

2. : horoscope

III. transitive verb

( scoped ; scop·ing )

Etymology: perhaps from scope (II)

Date: 1974

: to look at especially for the purpose of evaluation — often used with out

scoped her out from across the room — Tim Allis

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.