Definitions of pass:
- noun: (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team
Example: "The pass was fumbled"
- noun: a flight or run by an aircraft over a target
Example: "The plane turned to make a second pass"
- noun: (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate
Example: "The coach sent in a passing play on third and long"
- noun: a complementary (free) ticket
Example: "The start got passes for his family"
- noun: a permit to enter or leave a military installation
Example: "He had to show his pass in order to get out"
- noun: a document indicating permission to do something without restrictions
Example: "The media representatives had special passes"
- noun: any authorization to pass or go somewhere
Example: "The pass to visit had a strict time limit"
- noun: one complete cycle of operations (as by a computer)
Example: "It was not possible to complete the computation in a single pass"
- noun: a difficult juncture
Example: "A pretty pass"
- noun: the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks
Example: "We got through the pass before it started to snow"
- noun: a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs
- noun: (military) a written leave of absence
Example: "He had a pass for three days"
- noun: success in satisfying a test or requirement
Example: "His future depended on his passing that test"
- noun: you advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent
- noun: (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
- noun: a usually brief attempt
- verb: travel past
Example: "The sports car passed all the trucks"
- verb: go across or through
Example: "We passed the point where the police car had parked"
- verb: cause to pass
Example: "She passed around the plates"
- verb: transfer to another; of rights or property
Example: "Our house passed under his official control"
- verb: place into the hands or custody of
- verb: throw (a ball) to another player
Example: "Smith passed"
- verb: allow to go without comment or censure
Example: "The insult passed as if unnoticed"
- verb: go unchallenged; be approved
- verb: accept or judge as acceptable
Example: "The teacher passed the student although he was weak"
- verb: go successfully through a test or a selection process
Example: "She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now"
- verb: be identified, regarded, accepted, or mistaken for someone or something else; as by denying one's own ancestry or background
Example: "He could pass as his twin brother"
- verb: make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation
Example: "They passed the amendment"
- verb: pass (time) in a specific way
- verb: pass into a specified state or condition
- verb: pass by
- verb: be inherited by
- verb: stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
- verb: transmit information
- verb: grant authorization or clearance for
- verb: go beyond
- verb: eliminate from the body
Example: "Pass a kidney stone"
- verb: guide or pass over something
- verb: pass by
Example: "A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window"
- verb: come to pass
- verb: disappear gradually
Example: "The pain eventually passed off"
- verb: pass from physical life and lose all all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
- name: A surname (rare: 1 in 50000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #6528)
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