ETYM Italian scopo, Latin scopos a mark, aim, Greek skopos, a watcher, mark, aim; akin to skopein to view, and perh. to Eng. spy. Related to Skeptic, Bishop.
An area in which something acts or operates or has power or control; SYN. range, reach, orbit, compass, ambit.
snatch / snætʃ /
(Irregular plural: snatches).
1. A brief period; a brief, fragmentary, or hurried part; bit.
2. A snatching at or of something; an act or instance of kidnapping.
3. A block that can be opened on one side to receive the bight of a rope.