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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

passpæs, pɑs(v.t.)

  1. to move past; go by:

    to pass a car on the road.

  2. to let go without notice, action, etc.; disregard.

  3. to cause or allow to go through a barrier, obstacle, etc.:

    The guard passed the visitor.

  4. to go across or over (a stream, threshold, etc.); cross.

  5. to endure or undergo.

  6. to undergo or complete successfully:

    to pass an examination.

  7. to cause or permit (a person) to complete an examination, course of study, etc., successfully.

  8. to go beyond (a point, degree, stage, etc.); surpass.

  9. to cause to go or move onward:

    to pass a rope through a hole.

  10. to cause to go or march by:

    to pass troops in review.

  11. to allow to elapse or slip by; spend:

    How did you pass the time?

  12. to cause to circulate or spread:

    to pass rumors.

  13. to cause to be accepted or received:

    to pass bad checks.

  14. to convey from one person to another.

  15. to discharge or void from the body.

  16. to sanction or approve, esp. by vote:

    Congress passed the bill.

  17. to obtain the approval or sanction of:

    The bill passed the Senate.

  18. to express; pronounce:

    to pass judgment.

  19. to omit the usual or regular payment of (a dividend).

  20. to make a passing shot against (an opponent in tennis).

    Category: Sport

  21. to transfer (a ball or puck) to a teammate.

    Category: Sport

  22. (in feats of magic) to perform a pass on.

  23. to pledge.

  24. (v.i.)to go or move onward; proceed.

  25. to come to or toward, then go beyond:

    to pass through town.

  26. to go away; depart:

    The feeling will pass.

  27. to elapse:

    The day passed quickly.

  28. to come to an end:

    The crisis soon passed.

  29. to die (often fol. by away or on).

  30. to take place; happen; occur.

  31. to go by or move past.

  32. to go about or circulate.

  33. to serve as a marginally acceptable substitute:

    The copy isn't very good but it will pass.

  34. to live or be known as a member of a racial or ethnic group other than one's own, esp. to live and be known as a white person though having some black ancestry.

  35. to be transferred:

    The crown passed to the king's nephew.

  36. to be interchanged:

    Sharp words passed between them.

  37. to undergo transition or conversion:

    to pass from a solid to a liquid state.

  38. to go or get through a barrier, test, etc., successfully.

  39. to go unheeded or unchallenged:

    I let the insult pass.

  40. to express or pronounce an opinion or judgment:

    Will you pass on the authenticity of this drawing?

  41. to be voided, as excrement or a kidney stone.

  42. to obtain the approval or sanction of a legislative body, committee, or the like.

  43. to make a pass, as in football or ice hockey.

    Category: Sport

  44. Cards. to forgo one's opportunity to bid. to throw in one's hand.

    Category: Games

  45. (in fencing) to thrust.

    Category: Sport

  46. pass for, to be accepted as; be considered:

    material that passed for silk.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  47. pass off, to present, offer, or sell by fraud or deceit. to cause to be accepted under a false identity: to continue to completion; occur:

    He passed himself off as a doctor.

    The meeting passed off without incident.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  48. pass out, to faint.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  49. pass over, to disregard; ignore.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  50. pass up, to refuse or neglect to take advantage of, as an opportunity.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  51. (n.)an act of passing.

  52. a narrow route across a low notch or depression in a mountain barrier.

  53. a road, channel, or other means of passage, as through an obstructed region.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  54. a permission or license to pass, go, come, or enter.

  55. written permission given a soldier to be absent briefly from a station.

    Category: Military

  56. a free ticket or permit.

  57. a particular stage or state of affairs:

    The situation came to a dreadful pass.

  58. a single movement, effort, etc.:

    We made a pass at the enemy airfield.

  59. a gesture, action, or remark that is intended to be sexually inviting:

    He made a pass at her.

    Category: Informal

  60. a jab with the arm, esp. one that misses its mark.

  61. the transfer of a ball or puck from one teammate to another.

    Category: Sport

  62. Category: Sport

    Ref: walk (def. 30). 38

  63. Cards. the act or statement of not bidding or raising another bid.

    Category: Games

  64. (in feats of magic) a passing of the hand over, along, or before anything. the transference or changing of objects by or as if by sleight of hand; a manipulation.

  65. Category: Sport

    Ref: pase.

  66. a thrust or lunge made in fencing.

Idioms for pass:

  1. bring to pass,to cause to happen; bring about.

    Category: Idiom

  2. come to pass,to happen; occur.

    Category: Idiom

  3. pass the time of day,to chat.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of pass:

1175–1225; ME < OF passer < VL *passāre, der. of L passus step, pace1


  1. passenger.

  2. passim.

  3. passive.

    Category: Grammar

Princeton's WordNet

  1. base on balls, walk, pass(noun)

    (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls

    "he worked the pitcher for a base on balls"

  2. pass(noun)

    (military) a written leave of absence

    "he had a pass for three days"

  3. pass, passing play, passing game, passing(noun)

    (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, mountain pass, notch(noun)

    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"

  5. pass, passport(noun)

    any authorization to pass or go somewhere

    "the pass to visit had a strict time limit"

  6. pass, laissez passer(noun)

    a document indicating permission to do something without restrictions

    "the media representatives had special passes"

  7. pass(noun)

    a flight or run by an aircraft over a target

    "the plane turned to make a second pass"

  8. pass, strait, straits(noun)

    a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs

  9. pass, head, straits(noun)

    a difficult juncture

    "a pretty pass"; "matters came to a head yesterday"

  10. pass(noun)

    one complete cycle of operations (as by a computer)

    "it was not possible to complete the computation in a single pass"

  11. bye, pass(noun)

    you advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent

    "he had a bye in the first round"

  12. pass, liberty chit(noun)

    a permit to enter or leave a military installation

    "he had to show his pass in order to get out"

  13. pass(noun)

    a complimentary ticket

    "the star got passes for his family"

  14. crack, fling, go, pass, whirl, offer(noun)

    a usually brief attempt

    "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"

  15. pass, toss, flip(noun)

    (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team

    "the pass was fumbled"

  16. passing, pass, qualifying(adj)

    success in satisfying a test or requirement

    "his future depended on his passing that test"; "he got a pass in introductory chemistry"

  17. passing(a), pass(a)(verb)

    of advancing the ball by throwing it

    "a team with a good passing attack"; "a pass play"

  18. pass, go through, go across(verb)

    go across or through

    "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind"

  19. travel by, pass by, surpass, go past, go by, pass(verb)

    move past

    "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"

  20. legislate, pass(verb)

    make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation

    "They passed the amendment"; "We cannot legislate how people spend their free time"

  21. elapse, lapse, pass, slip by, glide by, slip away, go by, slide by, go along(verb)

    pass by

    "three years elapsed"

  22. pass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over, give(verb)

    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"

  23. run, go, pass, lead, extend(verb)

    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"

  24. pass, overtake, overhaul(verb)

    travel past

    "The sports car passed all the trucks"

  25. happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place(verb)

    come to pass

    "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"

  26. pass, clear(verb)

    go unchallenged; be approved

    "The bill cleared the House"

  27. spend, pass(verb)

    pass time in a specific way

    "how are you spending your summer vacation?"

  28. guide, run, draw, pass(verb)

    pass over, across, or through

    "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers"

  29. communicate, pass on, pass, pass along, put across(verb)

    transmit information

    "Please communicate this message to all employees"; "pass along the good news"

  30. evanesce, fade, blow over, pass off, fleet, pass(verb)

    disappear gradually

    "The pain eventually passed off"

  31. pass, make it(verb)

    go successfully through a test or a selection process

    "She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now"

  32. exceed, transcend, overstep, pass, go past, top(verb)

    be superior or better than some standard

    "She exceeded our expectations"; "She topped her performance of last year"

  33. pass(verb)

    accept or judge as acceptable

    "The teacher passed the student although he was weak"

  34. pass(verb)

    allow to go without comment or censure

    "the insult passed as if unnoticed"

  35. pass(verb)

    transfer to another; of rights or property

    "Our house passed under his official control"

  36. sink, pass, lapse(verb)

    pass into a specified state or condition

    "He sank into nirvana"

  37. pass(verb)

    throw (a ball) to another player

    "Smith passed"

  38. fall, return, pass, devolve(verb)

    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"

  39. pass, make pass(verb)

    cause to pass

    "She passed around the plates"

  40. authorize, authorise, pass, clear(verb)

    grant authorization or clearance for

    "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"

  41. die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it(verb)

    pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

    "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"

  42. excrete, egest, eliminate, pass(verb)

    eliminate from the body

    "Pass a kidney stone"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. pass(verb)æs, pɑs

    to move past

    I pass the post office on my way to work.; a car passing on the left

  2. passæs, pɑs

    to move or make move somewhere

    We'll pass through Germany and Austria on our way to Slovenia.; Pass the wire along the tube.

  3. passæs, pɑs

    ≠ fail

    I think I did well enough to pass.; Did you pass your driver's test?

  4. passæs, pɑs

    to move sth into or near to sb's hand

    Can you pass the salt to me please?

  5. passæs, pɑs

    (of time) to go by

    The summer passed quickly.

  6. passæs, pɑs

    to throw, kick, or hit a ball, puck, etc. to sb

    Pass the ball to your partner as quickly as possible.; He should have passed instead of trying to score.

  7. passæs, pɑs

    to vote or be voted for, in order to make a law effective

    The state passed the law to reduce street crime.; If the Senate bill passes, the president will veto it.

  8. passæs, pɑs

    to stop

    My fear passed and I began to enjoy being on stage.

  9. passæs, pɑs

    to go beyond an amount or level

    The number of unemployed will soon pass one million.

  10. passæs, pɑs

    to happen in a particular way

    The wedding passed in a blur.

  11. passæs, pɑs

    to not take your turn in a game, competition, etc.

    I'm not sure of the answer, so I'll pass.

  12. passæs, pɑs

    to state what you think

    I refuse to pass comment until I have all the facts.

  13. passæs, pɑs

    (of a judge) to officially give a criminal a punishment

    We are now waiting for the judge to pass sentence.

  14. passæs, pɑs

    to spend time in a particular way

    We passed the time reading in the sun.

  15. pass(noun)æs, pɑs

    an official document that allows sb to enter a place

    You can't get into the meeting without a pass.

  16. passæs, pɑs

    an act of throwing, kicking, or hitting a ball, puck, etc. to sb

    a beautiful pass to his teammate

  17. passæs, pɑs

    a path or road going through a range of mountains

    a mountain pass

  18. passæs, pɑs

    ≠ fail

    What score do you need for a pass?

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pass(verb)

    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

  2. Pass(verb)

    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

  3. Pass(verb)

    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

  4. Pass(verb)

    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

  5. Pass(verb)

    to go by or glide by, as time; to elapse; to be spent; as, their vacation passed pleasantly

  6. Pass(verb)

    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

  7. Pass(verb)

    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. Pass(verb)

    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. Pass(verb)

    to be suffered to go on; to be tolerated; hence, to continue; to live along

  10. Pass(verb)

    to go unheeded or neglected; to proceed without hindrance or opposition; as, we let this act pass

  11. Pass(verb)

    to go beyond bounds; to surpass; to be in excess

  12. Pass(verb)

    to take heed; to care

  13. Pass(verb)

    to go through the intestines

  14. Pass(verb)

    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. Pass(verb)

    to make a lunge or pass; to thrust

  16. Pass(verb)

    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

  17. Pass(verb)

    in football, hockey, etc., to make a pass; to transfer the ball, etc., to another player of one's own side

  18. Pass(verb)

    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

  19. Pass(verb)

    to go from one limit to the other of; to spend; to live through; to have experience of; to undergo; to suffer

  20. Pass(verb)

    to go by without noticing; to omit attention to; to take no note of; to disregard

  21. Pass(verb)

    to transcend; to surpass; to excel; to exceed

  22. Pass(verb)

    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

  23. Pass(verb)

    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

  24. Pass(verb)

    to cause to pass the lips; to utter; to pronounce; hence, to promise; to pledge; as, to pass sentence

  25. Pass(verb)

    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

  26. Pass(verb)

    to put in circulation; to give currency to; as, to pass counterfeit money

  27. Pass(verb)

    to cause to obtain entrance, admission, or conveyance; as, to pass a person into a theater, or over a railroad

  28. Pass(verb)

    to emit from the bowels; to evacuate

  29. Pass(verb)

    to take a turn with (a line, gasket, etc.), as around a sail in furling, and make secure

  30. Pass(verb)

    to make, as a thrust, punto, etc

  31. Pass(verb)

    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

  32. Pass(verb)

    a thrust or push; an attempt to stab or strike an adversary

  33. Pass(verb)

    a movement of the hand over or along anything; the manipulation of a mesmerist

  34. Pass(verb)

    a single passage of a bar, rail, sheet, etc., between the rolls

  35. Pass(verb)

    state of things; condition; predicament

  36. Pass(verb)

    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

  37. Pass(verb)

    fig.: a thrust; a sally of wit

  38. Pass(verb)

    estimation; character

  39. Pass(verb)

    a part; a division


  1. PASS

    PASS is a government-backed scheme in the UK that gives young people a valid and accepted form of proof of age identification. The scheme is supported by the Home Office, the Trading Standards Institute and the Association of Chief Police Officers. Set up in January 2003, it acts as an umbrella system: it does not itself issue identification cards, but various proof of age card schemes operate under the PASS umbrella, and issue cards bearing a PASS hologram. The main benefit for retailers is the fact they know that if a young person presents them with a card with a PASS hologram on it, they know it is a reliable and accurate proof of age. This is useful for those that sell products or services with an age restriction, such as cigarettes and alcohol. Many local councils offer proof of age cards with the PASS hologram to young people. There are also a few national schemes: as of 2010 they were ValidateUK, CitizenCard, and Young Scot. Discontinued schemes include the Portman Group's card, Connexions Card, UreLife, and ProofGB. It is the responsibility of sellers not to supply alcohol, tobacco, etc. to people below the legal age. Checking a proof of age card protects them against inadvertently selling to under-age people who look older. Some places requiring proof of age will not accept some of the cards available.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. pass

    1. A short tactical run or dive by an aircraft at a target. 2. A single sweep through or within firing range of an enemy air formation.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. PASS

    A form of transportation issued free to those who are quite able to pay. PASSENGER One who does not travel on a pass. (Antonym for Deadhead). From Eng. _pass_, to go, and Grk. _endidomi_, to give up. One who has to give up to go.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PASS' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1962

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PASS' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1079

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PASS' in Nouns Frequency: #1605

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PASS' in Verbs Frequency: #110

Anagrams of PASS

  1. Asps

  2. Saps

  3. Spas

Translations for PASS

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a narrow path between mountains

a mountain pass.

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