Definitions for Passwordˈpæsˌwɜrd, ˈpɑs-

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  1. password, watchword, word, parole, countersign(noun)

    a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group

    "he forgot the password"

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  1. password(Noun)

    A secret word used to gain admittance or to gain access to information; watchword.

  2. password(Noun)

    A string of characters used to log in to a computer or network, to access a level in a video game, etc.

  3. password(Verb)

    To protect with a password.

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  1. Password(noun)

    a word to be given before a person is allowed to pass; a watchword; a countersign

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  1. Password

    A password is a secret word or string of characters that is used for user authentication to prove identity, or for access approval to gain access to a resource. The password should be kept secret from those not allowed access. The use of passwords is known to be ancient. Sentries would challenge those wishing to enter an area or approaching it to supply a password or watchword, and would only allow a person or group to pass if they knew the password. In modern times, user names and passwords are commonly used by people during a log in process that controls access to protected computer operating systems, mobile phones, cable TV decoders, automated teller machines, etc. A typical computer user has passwords for many purposes: logging into accounts, retrieving e-mail, accessing applications, databases, networks, web sites, and even reading the morning newspaper online. Despite the name, there is no need for passwords to be actual words; indeed passwords which are not actual words may be harder to guess, a desirable property. Some passwords are formed from multiple words and may more accurately be called a passphrase. The term passcode is sometimes used when the secret information is purely numeric, such as the personal identification number commonly used for ATM access. Passwords are generally short enough to be easily memorized and typed.

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  1. password

    A secret word or distinctive sound used to reply to a challenge. See also challenge; countersign.


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