Definitions of pass

  1. grant authorization or clearance for; " Clear the manuscript for publication"; " The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"
  2. ( baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls; " he worked the pitcher for a base on balls"
  3. you advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent; " he had a bye in the first round"
  4. come to pass; " What is happening?"; " The meeting took place off without an incidence"; " Nothing occurred that seemed important"
  5. transmit information ; " Please communicate this message to all employees"
  6. a usually brief attempt; " he took a crack at it"; " I gave it a whirl"
  7. 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"
  8. ( sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team; " the pass was fumbled"
  9. go across or through; " We passed the point where the police car had parked"; " A terrible thought went through his mind"
  10. 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"
  11. 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"
  12. pass into a specified state or condition; " He sank into Nirvana"
  13. make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation; " They passed the amendment"; " We cannot legislate how people's spend their free time"
  14. a permit to enter or leave a military installation; " he had to show his pass in order to get out"
  15. cause to pass; " She passed around the plates"
  16. 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"
  17. 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"
  18. success in satisfying a test or requirement; " his future depended on his passing that test"; " he got a pass in introductory chemistry"
  19. a flight or run by an aircraft over a target; " the plane turned to make a second pass"
  20. a football play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate; " the coach sent in a passing play on third and long"
  21. a complementary ( free) ticket; " the start got passes for his family"
  22. a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs
  23. ( 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"
  24. one complete cycle of operations ( as by a computer); " it was not possible to complete the computation in a single pass"
  25. ( military) a written leave of absence; " he had a pass for three days"
  26. disappear gradually; " The pain eventually passed off"
  27. travel past; " The sports car passed all the trucks"
  28. pass by; " three years elapsed"
  29. transfer to another; of rights or property; " Our house passed under his official control"
  30. 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"
  31. throw ( a ball) to another player; " Smith passed"
  32. allow to go without comment or censure; " the insult passed as if unnoticed"
  33. go unchallenged; be approved; " The bill cleared the House"
  34. accept or judge as acceptable; " The teacher passed the student although he was weak"
  35. go beyond; " She exceeded our expectations"; " She topped her performance of last year"
  36. 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".
  37. pass ( time) in a specific way; " How are you spending your summer vacation?"
  38. of advancing the ball by throwing it; " a team with a good passing attack"; " a pass play"
  39. In football, hockey, etc., a transfer of the ball, etc., to another player of one's side, usually at some distance.
  40. In football, hockey, etc., to make pass; to transfer the ball, etc., to another player of one's own side.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. To go by or glide by, as time; to elapse; to be spent; as, their vacation passed pleasantly.
  46. To go through any inspection or test successfully; to be approved or accepted; as, he attempted the examination, but did not expect to pass.
  47. To be suffered to go on; to be tolerated; hence, to continue; to live along.
  48. To go unheeded or neglected; to proceed without hindrance or opposition; as, we let this act pass.
  49. To go beyond bounds; to surpass; to be in excess.
  50. To take heed; to care.
  51. To go through the intestines.
  52. To be conveyed or transferred by will, deed, or other instrument of conveyance; as, an estate passes by a certain clause in a deed.
  53. To make a lunge or pass; to thrust.
  54. To decline to take an optional action when it is one's turn, as to decline to bid, or to bet, or to play a card; in euchre, to decline to make the trump.
  55. In football, hockey, etc., to make a pass; to transfer the ball, etc., to another player of one's own side.
  56. 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.
  57. To go from one limit to the other of; to spend; to live through; to have experience of; to undergo; to suffer.
  58. To go by without noticing; to omit attention to; to take no note of; to disregard.
  59. To transcend; to surpass; to excel; to exceed.
  60. 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.
  61. 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.
  62. To cause to pass the lips; to utter; to pronounce; hence, to promise; to pledge; as, to pass sentence.
  63. 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.
  64. To put in circulation; to give currency to; as, to pass counterfeit money.
  65. To cause to obtain entrance, admission, or conveyance; as, to pass a person into a theater, or over a railroad.
  66. To emit from the bowels; to evacuate.
  67. To take a turn with ( a line, gasket, etc.), as around a sail in furling, and make secure.
  68. To make, as a thrust, punto, etc.
  69. 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.
  70. A thrust or push; an attempt to stab or strike an adversary.
  71. A movement of the hand over or along anything; the manipulation of a mesmerist.
  72. A single passage of a bar, rail, sheet, etc., between the rolls.
  73. State of things; condition; predicament.
  74. 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.
  75. Fig.: a thrust; a sally of wit.
  76. Estimation; character.
  77. A part; a division.
  78. 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.
  79. To go or move from one place, state, or condition to another; to move along; as, the parade passes down the street; to be exchanged; as, money passed between them; to go by; as, the night passed; to make one's way; to go unnoticed; as, his action passed without rebuke; to go from person to person; circulate; to be enacted; as, the law finally passed; depart; die.
  80. To go by, through, beyond, etc.; as, to pass the house; to pass an examination; to pass the age of twenty- one; to cause or allow to go; to hand; as, to pass the butter; to spend; to exceed; to give as a judgment; utter.
  81. A narrow passage; defile; as, a pass in the mountains; permission; as, a railway pass; state of extremity; as, to come to a dreadful pass; a thrust, as in fencing.
  82. To pace or walk onward: to move from one place to another: to travel: to go from one state to another: to change: to circulate: to be regarded: to go by: to go unheeded or neglected: to elapse, as time: to be finished: to move away: to disappear: ( B.) to pass away: to go through inspection: to be approved: to happen: to fall, as by inheritance: to flow through: to thrust, as with a sword: to run, as a road:- pa. p. passed and past.
  83. To go by, over, beyond, through, etc.: to spend: to omit, to disregard: to surpass: to enact, or to be enacted by: to cause to move: to send: to transfer: to give forth: to cause to go by: to approve: to give circulation to: ( fencing) to thrust.
  84. That through which one passes: a narrow passage: a narrow defile: a passport: state or condition: ( fencing) a thrust.
  85. A passage; passport; thrust.
  86. To go by, over, beyond, & c.; spend; omit; enact; cause to go by.
  87. To go by; move; elapse; circulate.
  88. To go by, over, through, or beyond; spend, as time; undergo; endure; surpass.
  89. To move; transfer; convey; put in circulation.
  90. To pronounce, as a judgment; adopt or enact, as a law.
  91. To move or glide by; elapse.
  92. To circulate.
  93. To occur.
  94. To go through a course successfully.
  95. A way or opening; defile; waterway.
  96. Permission to pass; a passport.
  97. A state of affairs; crisis.
  98. A lunge.
  99. A narrow passage, entrance, or avenue; a passage; a road; a permission to pass; extreme state; a thrust.
  100. To go beyond, through, or over; to spend; to cause to move hastily; to transfer; to strain; to utter; to pronounce; to cause to go; to omit; to approve; to enact.
  101. To move from one place to another, or from one state to another; to change; to disappear; to elapse; to be enacted; to be current; to be regarded; to take place; to thrust; to let go unheeded; to go through inspection; to be approved; to be transferred; to go through; to run, To come to pass, to happen. See Pacs.
  102. A narrow passage or entrance; permission or licence; an order by which vagrants or paupers are sent to their native place; a free journey- ticket on a railway; an unpaid admission to a place of amusement; a push or thrust in fencing; state or condition.
  103. To cause to move onward; to move or proceed from one place, state, & c., to another; to go; to live through; to utter or pronounce, as an opinion; to neglect or omit; to enact or be enacted; to go through the necessary stages and receive sanction, as a bill in Parliament; to determine finally; to thrust, as in fencing; to undergo; to be at an end; to go beyond; to go through; to be generally received; to run or extend; to vanish; to circulate, as to pass bad money; to admit or allow, as to pass the accounts.

Usage examples for pass

  1. If it's any more I can stop in the next time I pass. – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue Keeping Store by Laura Lee Hope
  2. Befal; to happen to, to come to pass. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  3. If you can pass the surgeons I guess it will be all right. – Ailsa Paige by Robert W. Chambers
  4. They always pass, and better times come again. – The Sisters-In-Law by Gertrude Atherton
  5. We'll turn, pass each other. – The Boys of Bellwood School by Frank V. Webster
  6. Let me pass out of this life of yours. – A Woman's Burden by Fergus Hume
  7. But, as you won't answer, I will pass to another matter. – In the Mayor's Parlour by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  8. It may be that you look better than he did when he used to come there, but I guess you wouldn't pass for much more." – The Go Ahead Boys on Smugglers' Island by Ross Kay
  9. Then the night will pass. – The Log School-House on the Columbia by Hezekiah Butterworth
  10. We'll just note the fact, old chap, and pass on to the next. – Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist by John T. McIntyre
  11. It was plain that she simply wished to pass away the time. – A Bird-Lover in the West by Olive Thorne Miller Harriet Mann Miller
  12. You won't pass it on to anybody, of course. – If by Lord Dunsany [Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron]
  13. Do not pass it again. – The Master-Knot of Human Fate by Ellis Meredith
  14. I let this pass.... – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  15. It seemed at first to pass into Him. – The Autobiography of Madame Guyon by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
  16. Tom, I must get through the pass. – Tom Tufton's Travels by Evelyn Everett-Green
  17. Maybe that was it, Joan; I pass it up. – The Flockmaster of Poison Creek by George W. Ogden
  18. I asked them what they were doing; they replied that they, like me, were going to pass the night there. – A Retrospect by James Hudson Taylor
  19. But we will let that pass. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  20. You must pass them both. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various