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Pass meaning

pass - 57 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( 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"
  2. 2. one complete cycle of operations ( as by a computer); " it was not possible to complete the computation in a single pass"
  3. 3. ( military) a written leave of absence; " he had a pass for three days"
  4. 4. disappear gradually; " The pain eventually passed off"
  5. 5. travel past; " The sports car passed all the trucks"
  6. 6. pass by; " three years elapsed"
  7. 7. transfer to another; of rights or property; " Our house passed under his official control"
  8. 8. 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"
  9. 9. throw ( a ball) to another player; " Smith passed"
  10. 10. allow to go without comment or censure; " the insult passed as if unnoticed"
  11. 11. go unchallenged; be approved; " The bill cleared the House"
  12. 12. accept or judge as acceptable; " The teacher passed the student although he was weak"
  13. 13. go beyond; " She exceeded our expectations"; " She topped her performance of last year"
  14. 14. pass ( time) in a specific way; " How are you spending your summer vacation?"
  15. 15. In football, hockey, etc., a transfer of the ball, etc., to another player of one's side, usually at some distance.
  16. 16. In football, hockey, etc., to make pass; to transfer the ball, etc., to another player of one's own side.
  17. 17. 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.
  18. 18. 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.
  19. 19. 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.
  20. 20. 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.
  21. 21. To go by or glide by, as time; to elapse; to be spent; as, their vacation passed pleasantly.
  22. 22. To go through any inspection or test successfully; to be approved or accepted; as, he attempted the examination, but did not expect to pass.
  23. 23. To be suffered to go on; to be tolerated; hence, to continue; to live along.
  24. 24. To go unheeded or neglected; to proceed without hindrance or opposition; as, we let this act pass.
  25. 25. To go beyond bounds; to surpass; to be in excess.
  26. 26. To take heed; to care.
  27. 27. To go through the intestines.
  28. 28. To be conveyed or transferred by will, deed, or other instrument of conveyance; as, an estate passes by a certain clause in a deed.
  29. 29. To make a lunge or pass; to thrust.
  30. 30. 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.
  31. 31. In football, hockey, etc., to make a pass; to transfer the ball, etc., to another player of one's own side.
  32. 32. 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.
  33. 33. To go from one limit to the other of; to spend; to live through; to have experience of; to undergo; to suffer.
  34. 34. To go by without noticing; to omit attention to; to take no note of; to disregard.
  35. 35. To transcend; to surpass; to excel; to exceed.
  36. 36. 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.
  37. 37. 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.
  38. 38. To cause to pass the lips; to utter; to pronounce; hence, to promise; to pledge; as, to pass sentence.
  39. 39. 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.
  40. 40. To put in circulation; to give currency to; as, to pass counterfeit money.
  41. 41. To cause to obtain entrance, admission, or conveyance; as, to pass a person into a theater, or over a railroad.
  42. 42. To emit from the bowels; to evacuate.
  43. 43. To take a turn with ( a line, gasket, etc.), as around a sail in furling, and make secure.
  44. 44. To make, as a thrust, punto, etc.
  45. 45. 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.
  46. 46. A thrust or push; an attempt to stab or strike an adversary.
  47. 47. A movement of the hand over or along anything; the manipulation of a mesmerist.
  48. 48. A single passage of a bar, rail, sheet, etc., between the rolls.
  49. 49. State of things; condition; predicament.
  50. 50. 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.
  51. 51. Fig.: a thrust; a sally of wit.
  52. 52. Estimation; character.
  53. 53. A part; a division.
  54. 54. 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.
  55. 55. A passage; passport; thrust.
  56. 56. To go by, over, beyond, & c.; spend; omit; enact; cause to go by.
  57. 57. To go by; move; elapse; circulate.

pass - examples of usage

  1. Could she pass that point before the fire came? - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. Now this would never come to pass. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  3. Let it all pass. - "A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories", William D. Howells.
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