v. i.1.To go; to move; to proceed; to be moved or transferred from one point to another; to make a transit; - usually with a following adverb or adverbal phrase defining the kind or manner of motion; as, to pass on, by, out, in, etc.; to pass swiftly, directly, smoothly, etc.; to pass to the rear, under the yoke, over the bridge, across the field, beyond the border, etc.
[imp. & p. p. Passed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Passing.]
2.To move or be transferred from one state or condition to another; to change possession, condition, or circumstances; to undergo transition; as, the business has passed into other hands.
Others, dissatisfied with what they have, . . . pass from just to unjust.
- Sir W. Temple.
3.To move beyond the range of the senses or of knowledge; to pass away; hence, to disappear; to vanish; to depart; specifically, to depart from life; to die.
Disturb him not, let him pass paceably.
- Shak.
Beauty is a charm, but soon the charm will pass.
- Dryden.
4.To move or to come into being or under notice; to come and go in consciousness; hence, to take place; to occur; to happen; to come; to occur progressively or in succession; to be present transitorily.
So death passed upon all men.
- Rom. v. 12.
5.To go by or glide by, as time; to elapse; to be spent; as, their vacation passed pleasantly.
Now the time is far passed.
- Mark vi. 35
6.To go from one person to another; hence, to be given and taken freely; as, clipped coin will not pass; to obtain general acceptance; to be held or regarded; to circulate; to be current; - followed by for before a word denoting value or estimation.
This will not pass for a fault in him.
- Atterbury.
7.To advance through all the steps or stages necessary to validity or effectiveness; to be carried through a body that has power to sanction or reject; to receive legislative sanction; to be enacted; as, the resolution passed; the bill passed both houses of Congress.
8.To go through any inspection or test successfully; to be approved or accepted; as, he attempted the examination, but did not expect to pass.
9.To be suffered to go on; to be tolerated; hence, to continue; to live along.
10.To go unheeded or neglected; to proceed without hindrance or opposition; as, we let this act pass.
11.To go beyond bounds; to surpass; to be in excess.
12.To take heed; to care.
13.To go through the intestines.
14.(Law) To be conveyed or transferred by will, deed, or other instrument of conveyance; as, an estate passes by a certain clause in a deed.
15.(Fencing) To make a lunge or pass; to thrust.
16.(Card Playing) To decline to play in one's turn; in euchre, to decline to make the trump.
She would not play, yet must not pass.
- Prior.
To bring to pass
See under Bring, and Come.
To pass away
to disappear; to die; to vanish.
To pass by
to go near and beyond a certain person or place; as, he passed by as we stood there.
- 2 Pet. iii. 10.
To pass into
to change by a gradual transmission; to blend or unite with.
To pass on
to proceed.
a - To happen to; to come upon; to affect
b - To determine concerning; to give judgment or sentence upon.
- Rom. v. 12.
To pass off
to go away; to cease; to disappear; as, an agitation passes off.
- Shak.
To pass over
to go from one side or end to the other; to cross, as a river, road, or bridge.
v. t.1.To go by, beyond, over, through, or the like; to proceed from one side to the other of; as, to pass a house, a stream, a boundary, etc.
2.To go by without noticing; to omit attention to; to take no note of; to disregard.
Please you that I may pass This doing.
- Shak.
I pass their warlike pomp, their proud array.
- Dryden.
2.To cause to move or go; to send; to transfer from one person, place, or condition to another; to transmit; to deliver; to hand; to make over; as, the waiter passed bisquit and cheese; the torch was passed from hand to hand.
I had only time to pass my eye over the medals.
- Addison.
3.To transcend; to surpass; to excel; to exceed.
And strive to pass . . .
Their native music by her skillful art.
- Spenser.
3.To cause to pass the lips; to utter; to pronounce; hence, to promise; to pledge; as, to pass sentence.
Father, thy word is passed.
- Milton.
3.To emit from the bowels; to evacuate.
4.To go successfully through, as an examination, trail, test, etc.; to obtain the formal sanction of, as a legislative body; as, he passed his examination; the bill passed the senate.
4.To cause to advance by stages of progress; to carry on with success through an ordeal, examination, or action; specifically, to give legal or official sanction to; to ratify; to enact; to approve as valid and just; as, he passed the bill through the committee; the senate passed the law.
4.(Naut.) To take a turn with (a line, gasket, etc.), as around a sail in furling, and make secure.
5.(Fencing) To make, as a thrust, punto, etc.
Passed midshipman
See under Midshipman.
To pass a dividend
to omit the declaration and payment of a dividend at the time when due.
To pass away
to spend; to waste.
To pass by
a - To disregard; to neglect
- Ecclus. xlii. 9.
b - To excuse; to spare; to overlook.
To pass off
to impose fraudulently; to palm off.
To pass (something) on (some one
to put upon as a trick or cheat; to palm off.
- Macaulay.
To pass over
to overlook; not to note or resent; as, to pass over an affront.
- Dryden.
n.1.An opening, road, or track, available for passing; especially, one through or over some dangerous or otherwise impracticable barrier; a passageway; a defile; a ford; as, a mountain pass.
"Try not the pass!" the old man said.
- Longfellow.
2.(Fencing) A thrust or push; an attempt to stab or strike an adversary.
3.A movement of the hand over or along anything; the manipulation of a mesmerist.
4.(Rolling Metals) A single passage of a bar, rail, sheet, etc., between the rolls.
5.State of things; condition; predicament.
Matters have been brought to this pass.
- South.
6.Permission or license to pass, or to go and come; a psssport; a ticket permitting free transit or admission; as, a railroad or theater pass; a military pass.
7.Fig.: a thrust; a sally of wit.
8.Estimation; character.
Common speech gives him a worthy pass.
- Shak.
9.A part; a division.
10.(Sports) In football, hockey, and other team sports, a transfer of the ball, puck, etc., to another player of one's own team, usually at some distance. In American football, the pass is through the air by an act of throwing the ball.
Pass boat
(Naut.) a punt, or similar boat.
Pass book
a - A book in which a trader enters articles bought on credit, and then passes or sends it to the purchaser
b - See Bank book.
Pass box
(Mil.) a wooden or metallic box, used to carry cartridges from the service magazine to the piece.
Pass check
a ticket of admission to a place of entertainment, or of readmission for one who goes away in expectation of returning.
Noun1.Passpass - (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls; "he worked the pitcher for a base on balls"
Synonyms: base on balls, walk
2.pass - (military) a written leave of absence; "he had a pass for three days"
3.Passpass - (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate; "the coach sent in a passing play on third and long"
4.pass - the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks; "we got through the pass before it started to snow"
Synonyms: mountain pass, notch
5.Passpass - any authorization to pass or go somewhere; "the pass to visit had a strict time limit"
Synonyms: passport
6.pass - a document indicating permission to do something without restrictions; "the media representatives had special passes"
Synonyms: laissez passer
7.pass - a flight or run by an aircraft over a target; "the plane turned to make a second pass"
8.pass - a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs
Synonyms: straits, strait
9.pass - a difficult juncture; "a pretty pass"; "matters came to a head yesterday"
Synonyms: straits, head
10.pass - one complete cycle of operations (as by a computer); "it was not possible to complete the computation in a single pass"
11.pass - you advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent; "he had a bye in the first round"
Synonyms: bye
12.pass - a permit to enter or leave a military installation; "he had to show his pass in order to get out"
Synonyms: liberty chit
13.pass - a complementary (free) ticket; "the start got passes for his family"
14.pass - a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"
Synonyms: fling, go, offer, whirl, crack
15.pass - (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team; "the pass was fumbled"
Synonyms: toss, flip
16.pass - success in satisfying a test or requirement; "his future depended on his passing that test"; "he got a pass in introductory chemistry"
Synonyms: qualifying, passing
Verb1.pass - go across or through; "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind"
2.pass - pass by; "A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window"; "He passed his professor in the hall"; "One line of soldiers surpassed the other"
3.pass - make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation; "They passed the amendment"; "We cannot legislate how people's spend their free time"
Synonyms: legislate
4.pass - pass by; "three years elapsed"
5.pass - place into the hands or custody of; "hand me the spoon, please"; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"
6.pass - stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point; "Service runs all the way to Cranbury"; "His knowledge doesn't go very far"; "My memory extends back to my fourth year of life"; "The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets"
Synonyms: extend, run, lead, go
7.pass - travel past; "The sports car passed all the trucks"
Synonyms: overhaul, overtake
8.pass - come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"
9.pass - go unchallenged; be approved; "The bill cleared the House"
Synonyms: clear
10.pass - pass (time) in a specific way; "How are you spending your summer vacation?"
Synonyms: spend
11.pass - guide or pass over something; "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers"
Synonyms: guide, run, draw
12.pass - transmit information ; "Please communicate this message to all employees"
13.pass - disappear gradually; "The pain eventually passed off"
14.pass - go successfully through a test or a selection process; "She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now"
Synonyms: make it
flunk, flush it, bomb, fail - fail to get a passing grade; "She studied hard but failed nevertheless"; "Did I fail the test?"
15.pass - go beyond; "She exceeded our expectations"; "She topped her performance of last year"
16.pass - accept or judge as acceptable; "The teacher passed the student although he was weak"
fail - judge unacceptable; "The teacher failed six students"
17.pass - allow to go without comment or censure; "the insult passed as if unnoticed"
18.pass - transfer to another; of rights or property; "Our house passed under his official control"
19.pass - pass into a specified state or condition; "He sank into Nirvana"
Synonyms: lapse, sink
20.pass - be identified, regarded, accepted, or mistaken for someone or something else; as by denying one's own ancestry or background; "He could pass as his twin brother"; "She passed as a White woman even though her grandfather was Black"
21.pass - throw (a ball) to another player; "Smith passed"
22.pass - be inherited by; "The estate fell to my sister"; "The land returned to the family"; "The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead"
Synonyms: devolve, return, fall
23.pass - cause to pass; "She passed around the plates"
Synonyms: make pass
24.pass - grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"
25.pass - pass from physical life and lose all all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "They children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"
26.pass - eliminate from the body; "Pass a kidney stone"
Synonyms: egest, excrete, eliminate
Adj.1.pass - of advancing the ball by throwing it; "a team with a good passing attack"; "a pass play"
Synonyms: passing
running - of advancing the ball by running; "the team's running plays worked better than its pass plays"

PASS. In the slave states this word signifies a certificate given by the master or mistress to a slave, in which it is stated that he is permitted to leave his home, with the authority of his master or mistress. The paper on which such certificate is written is also called a pass.

PASS, practice. To be given, or entered; to proceed; as, let the judgment pass for the plaintiff.

TO PASS. To accomplish, to complete, to decide.
     2. The title to goods passes by the sale whenever the parties have agreed upon the sale and the price, and nothing remains to be done to complete the agreement. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 939.
     3. When a jury decide upon the rights of the parties, which are in issue, they are said to pass upon them.

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Translate Pass to Spanish, Translate Pass to German, Translate Pass to French
Paspalum dilatatum
Paspalum distichum
Paspalum notatum
pasque flower
-- Pass --
pass across
pass around
pass away
Pass boat
Pass book
Pass box
pass by
pass catcher
Pass check
pass completion
pass off
pass on
pass out
pass over
pass receiver
pass through
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