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Verb: pass  pãs
  1. Go across or through
    "We passed the point where the police car had parked"
  2. Move past
    "A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window"; "He passed his professor in the hall";
    - travel by, pass by, go past, go by
  3. Make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation
    "They passed the amendment";
    - legislate
  4. Become later by the passage of a given amount of time
    "three years passed";
    - elapse, lapse, slip by, glide by, slip away, go by, slide by, go along
  5. Place into the hands or custody of
    "pass me the spoon, please";
    - hand, reach, pass on, turn over, give
  6. Stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
    "Service passes all the way to Cranbury";
    - run, go, lead, extend
  7. Travel past
    "The sports car passed all the trucks";
    - overtake, overhaul
  8. (of an event) come to pass (in time, so that it is real and actual at some time)
    "What is passing off?";
    - happen, hap [archaic], go on, pass off, occur, fall out, come about, take place
  9. Go unchallenged; be approved
    "The bill passed the House";
    - clear
  10. Use up a period of time in a specific way
    "how are you passing your summer vacation?";
    - spend
  11. Pass over, across, or through
    "He passed his eyes over her body";
    - guide, run, draw
  12. Transmit information
    "pass along the good news"; "Please pass on this message to all employees";
    - communicate, pass on, pass along, put across
  13. Disappear gradually
    "The pain eventually passed off";
    - evanesce, fade, blow over, pass off, fleet
  14. Go successfully through a test or a selection process
    "She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now";
    - make it, make the grade [N. Amer]
  15. Be superior or better than some standard
    "She passed our expectations";
    - exceed, transcend, overstep, go past, top
  16. Accept or judge as acceptable
    "The teacher passed the student although he was weak"
  17. Allow to go without comment or censure
    "the insult passed as if unnoticed"
  18. Transfer to another; of rights or property
    "Our house passed under his official control"
  19. Pass into a specified state or condition; sink into
    "He passed into nirvana";
    - sink, lapse
  20. Throw (a ball) to another player
    "Smith passed"
  21. Be inherited by
    "The estate passed to my sister";
    - fall, return, devolve
  22. Cause to pass
    "She passed around the plates";
    - make pass
  23. Grant authorization or clearance for
    "The rock star never passed this slanderous biography";
    - authorize, authorise [Brit], clear
  24. Cease to live; lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    "She passed away from cancer";
    - die, decease [archaic], perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, kick the bucket [informal], cash in one's chips [informal], buy the farm [N. Amer, informal], conk [informal], give-up the ghost [informal], drop dead, pop off [informal], choke, croak [informal], snuff it [informal], flatline [informal], cop it [Brit, informal], cash in [informal], pop one's clogs [informal]
  25. Expel from the body
    "Pass a kidney stone";
    - excrete, egest, eliminate
Noun: pass  pãs
  1. (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
    "he worked the pitcher for a pass";
    - base on balls, walk
  2. (military) a written leave of absence
    "he had a pass for three days"
  3. (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate
    "the coach sent in a pass on third and long";
    - passing play, passing game, passing
  4. 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";
    - mountain pass, notch
  5. Any authorization to go somewhere
    "the pass to visit had a strict time limit";
    - passport
  6. A document indicating permission to do something without restrictions
    "the media representatives had special passes";
    - laissez passer
  7. A flight or run by an aircraft over a target
    "the plane turned to make a second pass"
  8. A bad or difficult situation or state of affairs
    - strait, straits
  9. A difficult juncture
    "a pretty pass";
    - head, straits
  10. One complete cycle of operations (as by a computer)
    "it was not possible to complete the computation in a single pass"
  11. An automatic advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent
    "he had a pass in the first round";
    - bye
  12. (military) a permit to enter or leave a military installation
    "he had to show his pass in order to get out";
    - liberty chit
  13. A complimentary ticket
    "the star got passes for his family"
  14. A usually brief attempt
    "he took a pass at it";
    - crack, fling, go, whirl [informal], offer, bash [Brit, informal]
  15. (sport) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team
    "the pass was fumbled";
    - toss, flip
  16. Success in satisfying a test or requirement
    "he got a pass in introductory chemistry";
    - passing, qualifying
Adjective: pass  pãs
  1. (football) of advancing the ball by throwing it
    "a pass play";
    - passing

Sounds like: pascal, pa, pass

Derived forms: passed, passing, passes

See also: pass over, slip, transit, travel, traverse

Type of: accomplishment, achievement, advance, allow, attempt, be, bring home the bacon [informal], change, change hands, change owners, change state, come through, come up trumps [Brit, informal], communicate, conceding, concession, convey, countenance, cycle, deliver the goods, disappear, discharge, effort, eject, enact, endeavor [US], endeavour [Brit, Cdn], evaluate, excel, exhaust, expel, flight, flying, football play, go, go away, go on, judge, juncture, leave, leave of absence, let, licence [Brit, Cdn], license [N. Amer], location, locomote, march on, move, move on, occasion, ordain, oscillation, pass judgment, pass on, permission, permit, progress, release, rule, situation, stand out, succeed, success, surpass, throw, ticket, transfer, transmit, travel, try, turn, turn up trumps [Brit, informal], vanish, win, wing, yielding

Antonym: fail, failing, flunk [N. Amer, informal], running

Part of: chain, chain of mountains, mountain chain, mountain range, range, range of mountains

Encyclopedia: Pass, Patrick