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.   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
  9.   eliminate from the body Pass a kidney stone
  10.   sports the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team the pass was fumbled
  11.   go across or through We passed the point where the police car had parked A terrible thought went through his mind
  12.   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
  13.   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
  14.   a document indicating permission to do something without restrictions the media representatives had special passes
  15.   pass into a specified state or condition He sank into Nirvana
  16.   make laws bills etc or bring into effect by legislation They passed the amendment We cannot legislate how people's spend their free time
  17.   a permit to enter or leave a military installation he had to show his pass in order to get out
  18.   go successfully through a test or a selection process She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now
  19.   cause to pass She passed around the plates
  20.   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
  21.   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
  22.   success in satisfying a test or requirement his future depended on his passing that test he got a pass in introductory chemistry
  23.   a flight or run by an aircraft over a target the plane turned to make a second pass
  24.   a football play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate the coach sent in a passing play on third and long
  25.   a complementary free ticket the start got passes for his family
  26.   a difficult juncture a pretty pass matters came to a head yesterday
  27.   football of advancing the ball by throwing it a team with a good passing attack a pass play
  28.   any authorization to pass or go somewhere the pass to visit had a strict time limit
  29.   a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs
  30.   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
  31.   one complete cycle of operations as by a computer it was not possible to complete the computation in a single pass
  32.   military a written leave of absence he had a pass for three days
  33.   disappear gradually The pain eventually passed off
  34.   travel past The sports car passed all the trucks
  35.   pass by three years elapsed
  36.   transfer to another of rights or property Our house passed under his official control
  37.   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
  38.   throw a ball to another player Smith passed
  39.   allow to go without comment or censure the insult passed as if unnoticed
  40.   go unchallenged be approved The bill cleared the House
  41.   accept or judge as acceptable The teacher passed the student although he was weak
  42.   go beyond She exceeded our expectations She topped her performance of last year
  43.   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
  44.   pass time in a specific way How are you spending your summer vacation
  45.   of advancing the ball by throwing it a team with a good passing attack a pass play
  46.   In football hockey etc a transfer of the ball etc to another player of one's side usually at some distance
  47.   In football hockey etc to make pass to transfer the ball etc to another player of one's own side
  48.   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
  49.   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
  50.   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
  51.   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
  52.   To go by or glide by as time to elapse to be spent as their vacation passed pleasantly
  53.   To go through any inspection or test successfully to be approved or accepted as he attempted the examination but did not expect to pass
  54.   To be suffered to go on to be tolerated hence to continue to live along
  55.   To go unheeded or neglected to proceed without hindrance or opposition as we let this act pass
  56.   To go beyond bounds to surpass to be in excess
  57.   To take heed to care
  58.   To go through the intestines
  59.   To be conveyed or transferred by will deed or other instrument of conveyance as an estate passes by a certain clause in a deed
  60.   To make a lunge or pass to thrust
  61.   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
  62.   In football hockey etc to make a pass to transfer the ball etc to another player of one's own side
  63.   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
  64.   To go from one limit to the other of to spend to live through to have experience of to undergo to suffer
  65.   To go by without noticing to omit attention to to take no note of to disregard
  66.   To transcend to surpass to excel to exceed
  67.   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
  68.   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
  69.   To cause to pass the lips to utter to pronounce hence to promise to pledge as to pass sentence
  70.   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
  71.   To put in circulation to give currency to as to pass counterfeit money
  72.   To cause to obtain entrance admission or conveyance as to pass a person into a theater or over a railroad
  73.   To emit from the bowels to evacuate
  74.   To take a turn with a line gasket etc as around a sail in furling and make secure
  75.   To make as a thrust punto etc
  76.   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
  77.   A thrust or push an attempt to stab or strike an adversary
  78.   A movement of the hand over or along anything the manipulation of a mesmerist
  79.   A single passage of a bar rail sheet etc between the rolls
  80.   State of things condition predicament
  81.   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
  82.   Fig a thrust a sally of wit
  83.   Estimation character
  84.   A part a division
  85.   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
  86.   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
  87.   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
  88.   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
  89.   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
  90.   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
  91.   That through which one passes a narrow passage a narrow defile a passport state or condition fencing a thrust
  92.   A passage passport thrust
  93.   To go by over beyond c spend omit enact cause to go by
  94.   To go by move elapse circulate
  95.   To go by over through or beyond spend as time undergo endure surpass
  96.   To move transfer convey put in circulation
  97.   To pronounce as a judgment adopt or enact as a law
  98.   To move or glide by elapse
  99.   To circulate
  100.   To occur
  101.   To go through a course successfully
  102.   A way or opening defile waterway
  103.   Permission to pass a passport
  104.   A state of affairs crisis
  105.   A lunge
  106.   A narrow passage entrance or avenue a passage a road a permission to pass extreme state a thrust
  107.   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
  108.   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
  109.   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
  110.   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

Quotes of pass

  1. We use a Native American tradition of the talking stick You sit and pass it around and whoever has the stick has to talk Some people just hold it Others really share – Lisa Bonet
  2. The hate of men will pass and dictators die and the power they took from the people will return to the people And so long as men die liberty will never perish – Charlie Chaplin
  3. I assert that nothing ever comes to pass without a cause – Jonathan Edwards
  4. I think the potential for the program at the risk of sounding self -serving is large some would say even limitless so I'm excited about it and I think it can even pass next year – Harold Ford
  5. Trouble is a sieve through which we sift our acquaintances Those too big to pass through are our friends – Arlene Francis
  6. Things do not pass for what they are but for what they seem Most things are judged by their jackets – Baltasar Gracian
  7. Sooner will a camel pass through a needle's eye than a great man be "discovered" by an election – Adolf Hitler
  8. Very few people possess true artistic ability It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort If you have a burning restless urge to write or paint simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass – Fran Lebowitz
  9. We should never suffer Cuba to pass from the hands of Spain to any other European power – Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
  10. We all know that China is industrializing at a growth rate of 8 to 10 percent per year China is on track to pass the U S as the largest economy in the world in 20 to 25 years and China is determined to give its people a chance at this high standard of living that we enjoy – John Olver
  11. Art comes to you proposing frankly to give nothing but the highest quality to your moments as they pass – Walter Pater
  12. It's really nice to pass the ball when you're in an ensemble cast – Elisabeth Rohm
  13. Amidst all the clutter beyond all the obstacles aside from all the static are the goals set Put your head down do the best job possible let the flak pass and work towards those goals – Donald Rumsfeld
  14. We have to change course And we have to do so now That is why I worked with my colleagues in Washington to pass the Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act – Debbie Wasserman Schultz
  15. I do not think athletes should get a free pass I don't think we should train our children and future athletes to believe that they are above the law and morality – Armstrong Williams

Usage examples for pass

  1. Then the night will pass – The Log School-House on the Columbia by Hezekiah Butterworth
  2. But as you won't answer I will pass to another matter – In the Mayor's Parlour by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  3. “ 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
  4. Befal to happen to to come to pass – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  5. If you can pass the surgeons I guess it will be all right – Ailsa Paige by Robert W. Chambers
  6. You must pass them both – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  7. “ Tom I must get through the pass – Tom Tufton's Travels by Evelyn Everett-Green
  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. Do not pass it again – The Master-Knot of Human Fate by Ellis Meredith
  10. They always pass and better times come again – The Sisters-In-Law by Gertrude Atherton
  11. You won't pass it on to anybody of course – If by Lord Dunsany [Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron]
  12. 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
  13. We'll just note the fact old chap and pass on to the next – Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist by John T. McIntyre
  14. But we will let that pass – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  15. It seemed at first to pass into Him – The Autobiography of Madame Guyon by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
  16. Let me pass out of this life of yours – A Woman's Burden by Fergus Hume
  17. Maybe that was it Joan I pass it up – The Flockmaster of Poison Creek by George W. Ogden
  18. 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
  19. “ I let this pass – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  20. We'll turn pass each other – The Boys of Bellwood School by Frank V. Webster

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