Keywords: compass, dial, meter, gauge, needle
As a Noun
An instrument that you use for finding directions. It has a dial and a magnetic needle that always points to the north. English = compass.
An instrument such as a clock or meter that shows you the amount or measurement of something. English = dial, meter, gauge.
On an instrument such as a clock, meter, or compass, the indicator which shows you the time, measurement or direction. English = dial, needle.
As a Verb or Adjective
To use a compass to determine the direction of north and, hence, the other compass points.
Of a dial or gauge, to move to and fro, to oscillate.