NounPass (plural Passes)
- 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.
- a mountain pass
- "Try not the pass!" the old man said. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
- (fencing) A thrust or push; an attempt to stab or strike an adversary. (Shakespeare)
- A movement over or along anything; the manipulation of a mesmerist.
- (rolling metals) A single passage of a bar, rail, sheet, etc., between the rolls.
- The state of things; condition; predicament; impasse.
- Have his daughters brought him to this pass. - Shakespeare
- Matters have been brought to this pass. - Robert South
- Permission or license to pass, or to go and come.
- A ship sailing under the flag and pass of an enemy. - James Kent
- (baseball) An intentional walk
- Smith was given a pass after Jones' double.
- A document granting permission to pass or to go and come; a passport; a ticket permitting free transit or admission; as, a railroad or theater pass; a military pass.
- (figuratively) A thrust; a sally of wit. (Shakespeare)
- A sexual advance.
- The man kicked his friend out of the house after he made a pass at his wife.
- (obsolete) Estimation; character.
- Common speech gives him a worthy pass. - Shakespeare
- (obsolete, Chaucer, compare passus) A part, a division.
- (rail transport) A passing of two trains in the same direction on a single track, when one is put into a siding to let the other overtake. (Antonym: a meet.)
- (sports) The act of moving the ball or puck from one player to another.
- (computing) (slang) A password (especially one for a restricted-access website).
- Anyone want to trade passes?
- The area in a restaurant kitchen where the finished dishes are passed from the chefs to the waiting staff
- (opening, road, or track, available for passing): gap
- (fencing: thrust or push): thrust
- (movement of the hand over or along anything; the manipulation of a mesmerist):
- (rolling metals: a single passage of a bar, rail, sheet, etc., between the rolls): transit
- (the state of things): condition, predicament, state
- (permission or license to pass, or to go and come): access, admission, entry
- (document granting permission to pass or to go and come):
- (figurative: a thrust; a sally of wit):
- (obsolete: estimation; character):
- (obsolete: a part, a division):
- (intransitive) To move or be moved from one place to another.
- (intransitive) To change from one state to another.
- (intransitive) To move beyond the range of the senses or of knowledge.
- Beauty is a charm, but soon the charm will pass. - John Dryden
- (intransitive) (with "on" or "away"): To die.
- (intransitive) To come and go in consciousness.
- (intransitive) To happen.
- (intransitive) Of time, to elapse, to be spent.
- Their vacation passed pleasantly.
- (intransitive) To go from one person to another.
- (intransitive) To advance through all the steps or stages necessary to validity or effectiveness.
- The bill passed both houses of Congress.
- (intransitive) To go through any inspection or test successfully.
- He attempted the examination, but did not expect to pass.
- (intransitive) To be tolerated.
- (intransitive) To continue.
- (intransitive) To proceed without hindrance or opposition.
- (intransitive, obsolete): To go beyond bounds; to surpass; to be in excess.
- This passes, Master Ford. - Shakespeare
- (intransitive, obsolete): To take heed.
- As for these silken-coated slaves, I pass not. - Shakespeare
- (intransitive, law) To be conveyed or transferred by will, deed, or other instrument of conveyance.
- An estate passes by a certain clause in a deed.
- (intransitive, fencing) To make a lunge or swipe.
- (intransitive) In any game, to decline to play in one's turn.
- (intransitive) In euchre, to decline to make the trump.
- (transitive) To go by, over, through, or the like; to proceed from one side to the other of.
- pass a house
- (transitive) To go from one limit to the other of; to spend.
- To pass commodiously this life. - John Milton
- (transitive) To live through; to have experience of; to undergo; to suffer.
- She loved me for the dangers I had passed. - Shakespeare
- (transitive) To go by without noticing; to omit attention to; to take no note of; to disregard.
- Please you that I may pass This doing. - Shakespeare
- I pass their warlike pomp, their proud array. - John Dryden
- (transitive) To transcend; to surpass; to excel; to exceed.
- (transitive) To go successfully through, as an examination, trail, test, etc.
- He passed his examination.
- (transitive) To obtain the formal sanction of, as a legislative body.
- The bill passed the senate.
- (transitive) 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.
- (transitive) To cause to pass the lips; to utter; to pronounce.
- (transitive) Hence, to promise; to pledge.
- to pass sentence - Shakespeare
- Father, thy word is passed. - Milton
- (transitive) 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.
- He passed the bill through the committee.
- The senate passed the law.
- (transitive) To put in circulation; to give currency to.
- pass counterfeit money
- Pass the happy news. - Alfred Tennyson
- (transitive) To cause to obtain entrance, admission, or conveyance.
- pass a person into a theater or over a railroad
- (intransitive) To go through the intestines. (John Arbuthnot)
- (transitive, medicine) To eliminate from the body by natural processes.
- He was passing blood in both his urine and his stool.
- The poison had been passed by the time of the autopsy.
- (transitive, nautical) To take a turn with (a line, gasket, etc.), as around a sail in furling, and make secure.
- (transitive, fencing) To make, as a thrust, punto, etc.
- (transitive, sports) To move (the ball or puck) to a teammate.
- (transitive, soccer) To kick (the ball) with precision rather than at full force.
- Iaquinta passes it coolly into the right-hand corner as Paston dives the other way. - The Guardian, Rob Smyth, 20 June 2010
- (intransitive, law) To make a judgment on or upon a person or case.
- 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book X:
- And within three dayes twelve knyghtes passed uppon hem; and they founde Sir Palomydes gylty, and Sir Saphir nat gylty, of the lordis deth.
- 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book X:
- (go by, over, etc): pass by, pass over, etc.
- (go from one limit to the other of): spend
- (live through): bear, endure, suffer, tolerate, undergo
- (go by without noticing): disregard, ignore, take no notice of
- (transcend): better, exceed, excel, outdo, surpass, transcend
- (go successfully through):
- (obtain the formal sanction of): be accepted by, be passed by
- (cause to move or go): deliver, give, hand, make over, send, transfer, transmit
- (utter): pronounce, say, speak, utter
- (promise): pledge, promise, vow
- (cause to advance by stages of process): approve, enact, ratify
- (put into circulation): circulate, pass around
- (cause to obtain entrance): admit, let in, let past
- (medical: emit from the bowels): evacuate, void
- (nautical: take a turn with (a line, gasket, etc.), as around a sail in furling, and make secure)
- (fencing: make, as a thrust, punto): make
- (move or be moved from one place to another): go, move
- (change from one state to another):
- (move beyond the range of the senses or of knowledge):
- (die): pass away, pass over
- (come and go in consciousness):
- (happen): happen, occur
- (elapse): elapse, go by
- (go from one person to another):
- (advance through all the steps or stages necessary to validity or effectiveness):
- (go through any inspection or test successfully):
- (to be tolerated):
- (to continue): continue, go on
- (proceed without hindrance or opposition):
- (obsolete: go beyond bounds): exceed, surpass
- (obsolete: take heed): take heed, take notice
- (go through the intestines):
- (be conveyed or transferred by will, deed, or other instrument of conveyance):
- (fencing: to make a lunge or pass): thrust
- (decline to play in one's turn):
- (in euchre, decline to make the trump):
Adjectives for Pass
dolorous; desolate; silly; Inaccessible; mountain; ragged; permissive; stupendous; perpendicular; gleaming.
Adverbs for Pass
translucently; invariably; harmoniously; deliberately; meekly; obliquely; placatingly; economically; wistfully; triumphantly; consciously; tediously; successively; victoriously; irresolutely; sedately; serenely; jauntily; leisurely; dolorously.
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bypass, call, canal, canyon, cardhouse, carry, carry over, case, cash in, cast, catapult, catch, catch on, catch up with, cause for alarm, cavity, cease, cease to be, cease to exist, cease to live, cede, certify, change of pace, change-up, channel, chap, chasm, check, chicanery, chimney, chink, chouse, chuck, chunk, circulate, circumstance, clearance, cleft, cleuch, click, climacteric, cloister, close, clough, clutch, col, collapse, colonnade, come, come about, come across with, come along, come down, come off, come on, come through, come to naught, come to nothing, come to pass, come true, come up to, come up with, communicate, communication, commute, complication, complimentary ticket, condition, conduit, confer, confirm, conk out, connect, connection, consecrate to, consign, constitute, consume, contingency, continue, convergence of events, convey, coquet with, corridor, cosign, coulee, couloir, countersign, course, cover, cover ground, covered way, crack, cranny, crawl, creep, crevasse, crevice, crisis, critical juncture, critical point, croak, cross, crossroads, crucial period, cruise, crunch, crux, curve, curve-ball, cut, cwm, dabble, dale, danger, dangerous ground, dart, dash, deal, deal out, decease, declare, decline, decree, dedicate to, deed, deed over, defecate, defile, deliver, deliver over, dell, dematerialize, demise, depart, depart this life, deport, design, develop, device, devolve upon, devote, die, die away, die out, diffuse, dike, dingle, dirty deal, dirty trick, disappear, disburse, discharge, discontinue, discount, discount ticket, dismiss, dispel, dispense, disperse, dispose, disregard, disseminate, dissipate, dissolve, distance, distribute, ditch, do, do a fade-out, do it, dodge, dole, dole out, donga, downcurve, drag, draw, drift, drop, dwindle, effort, effuse, egest, elapse, elevate, eliminate, embarrassing position, embarrassment, embrace, emergency, emit, employ, enact, enact laws, end, endangerment, endeavor, endorse, endure, enfeoff, engage, ennoble, erode, espouse, estate, evacuate, evanesce, evaporate, eventuate, exalt, excavation, exceed, exchange, excrete, exigency, exit, expel, expend, expire, export, express, extend, extradite, extravasate, extremity, exudate, exude, fade, fade away, fade out, fail, faint, fall, fall asleep, fall out, fare, fare forth, farewell, fast deal, fastball, fault, feint, ferry, fetch, ficelle, filibuster, fill, fill the bill, fine how-do-you-do, fire, fissure, fix, flaw, flee, fleet, flight, fling, flip, flit, flow, flow on, flume, fly, footing, ford, forget, forgo, fork, fork over, forsake, forswear, forward, forward pass, fracture, free admission, free pass, free ticket, freedom, fritter away, fulfill, full pratique, furrow, gain ground, gain on, gain upon, gallery, gambit, gamble, gang, gap, gape, gaping chasm, gash, gather head, gathering clouds, get across, get ahead, get ahead of, get along, get by, get over, get the floor, get through, gill, gimmick, give, give in, give off, give out, give over, give over to, give permission, give the go-ahead, give the imprimatur, give thumbs up, give title to, give to, give up, give word, glen, glide, go, go across, go ahead, go along, go around, go as, go away, go beyond, go by, go fast, go forward, go great guns, go in for, go off, go on, go out, go over, go over big, go to town, go west, go-ahead, googly, gorge, graduate, green light, groove, grove, guest pass, gulch, gulf, gully, hack it, hand, hand down, hand forward, hand in, hand on, hand out, hand over, hap, happen, have it, have its time, have no idea, have run out, have the floor, hazard, heave, hell to pay, hide, hie, hinge, hobble, hocus-pocus, hold, hold the field, hold up, hole, home thrust, hot water, house of cards, how-do-you-do, hurl, hurtle, ignore, imbroglio, imitate, impart, imperilment, impersonate, import, improper suggestion, incision, incurve, indecent proposal, initial, inlet, instance, interchange, intersection, intervale, issue, isthmus, jab, jam, jeopardy, jerk, joint, joker, journey, juggle, junction, juncture, just do, keel over, kick the bucket, kick upstairs, kill, kloof, knight, know a little, know not, know not what, know nothing of, knuckleball, lance, lane, lap, lapse, last, lateral, lateral pass, launch, lay, lay a wager, lay down, leak, leave behind, leave no trace, leave standing, leave the scene, leave word, legislate, let fly, let go by, let pass, liberty, lie, lob, lobby through, location, log, logroll, lot, lunar rill, lunge, make a hit, make good time, make head against, make headway, make known, make nothing of, make over, make progress, make progress against, make strides, make the grade, make up leeway, masquerade as, measure out, meet, meet a bet, meet requirements, meet with success, melt, melt away, melt like snow, menace, mess, metastasize, metathesize, mete, mete out, mimic, mix, moat, modality, mode, morass, motion, move, move along, move forward, move on, narrow, narrows, neck, negotiate, not know, not rightly know, not understand, notarize, notch, nullah, occupy, occur, offer, okay, omit, opening, ordain, outcurve, outdistance, outdo, outgo, outlet, outmatch, outpace, outrun, outsail, outshine, outstrip, overhaul, overlook, overpass, overreach, overrun, overshoot, overshoot the mark, overstep, overstride, overtake, paper, parcel out, parlay, parlous straits, part, pass, pass along, pass around, pass as, pass away, pass by, pass for, pass muster, pass off, pass on, pass out, pass over, pass the buck, pass up, pass upon, passage, passageway, passport, pay out, peg, peg out, pelt, perfuse, peril, perish, permission, permit, peter out, pickle, pigeonhole, pinch, pitch, pitchfork, place, play, play against, pledge, plight, ploy, plunge, pocket, portico, portion out, pose as, position, posture, pratique, predicament, prefer, press on, pretend to be, pretty pass, pretty pickle, pretty predicament, prevail, proceed, progress, promote, pronounce, proposal, proposition, prosper, protection, punt, push, push on, put, put in, put in force, put off mortality, put the shot, put through, quagmire, qualify, quicksand, quit this world, railroad through, railroad tunnel, raise, rank, ratify, ravine, reach, refuse, reject, relay, render, renounce, rent, repair, report, request, resign, resolution, retire from sight, return to dust, rift, rime, rise, risk, road, rocks ahead, roll, roll logs, roll on, route, rub, rubber stamp, run, run its course, run on, run out, rupture, ruse, safe-conduct, safeguard, sanction, sashay, satisfy, say amen to, scheme, scissure, scrape, scratch the surface, screwball, scurvy trick, seal, seam, second, secrete, see, sell, send, send word, serve, serve the purpose, service, set forth, settle, settle on, sexual advance, share, share with, shift, shoot, shoot ahead of, shot-put, shy, sign, sign and seal, sign away, sign over, signal, sink, sink away, sinker, situation, skip, sleight, sleight of hand, sleight-of-hand trick, slide, slider, slight, sling, slip, slip away, slip by, slit, slot, slough, smatter, snap, spend, spitball, spitter, split, spoon out, spot, spread, spurn, squeeze, stab, stage, stake, stand, stand pat, stand the test, stand up, standing, state, state of affairs, station, status, steal a march, stem, step forward, step over, stew, sticky wicket, stop, stop breathing, storm clouds, straddle, strait, straits, stratagem, strath, stream, stretch, subscribe to, subterfuge, succeed, succumb, suffer an eclipse, suffice, suggestion, support, surmount, surpass, surrender, swamp, swear and affirm, swear to, sweep, swing, switch, swoon, table, take, take it, take place, take the floor, take up, tell, terminate, thin ice, threat, throat, throw, thrust, tight spot, tight squeeze, tightrope, tilt, tolerate, top, toss, toy with, trade, traject, trajet, transcend, transfer, transfer property, transfuse, transit, translate, translocate, transmit, transpire, transplace, transplant, transpose, transude, travel, trench, trial, trick, tricky spot, trough, try, tunnel, turn, turn down, turn over, turning, turning point, twofer, underpass, undersign, undertake, underwrite, unholy mess, up, up and die, upcurve, upgrade, urinate, use up, utter, vale, validate, valley, vanish, vanish from sight, veto, visa, vise, void, wadi, wager, waive, warrant, waste, waste away, way, wayfare, wear away, wear off, weep, wend, while, while away, wile, will, wonder, wonder whether, work, work well, work wonders, wot not of, yield the floor, yield the ghost, zero hour
- The translations below need to be checked.
- Pass in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- Pass in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- Pass at OneLook Dictionary Search
- IPA: [pasː]
- Imperative singular of passen.
- IPA: [pas]
- passport (document granting permission to pass)
- place which you (must) pass or is passing; pass (between mountains)
- pace; a kind of gait
- place where a hunter hunts; place where a policeman patrols
- spell (a period of duty)
- leave notice (document granting permission to leave) (from prison)
- (ball sports) pass; a transfer of the ball from one player to another in the same team
From German, originally from Italian passo.