Pass meaning

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To be transferred or conveyed to another by will or deed.

The title passed to the older heir.

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To cease to exist; die. Often used with on .

The patient passed on during the night.

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To happen; take place.

Wanted to know what had passed at the meeting.

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To undergo an examination or a trial with favorable results.
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To be approved or adopted.

The motion to adjourn passed.

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To be discharged from a bodily part.

The patient had a lot of pain when the kidney stone passed.

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To thrust or lunge in fencing.
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To allow to go by or elapse; spend.

He passed his winter in Vermont.

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To go beyond; surpass.

The inheritance passed my wildest dreams.

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To discharge (a waste product, for example) from a bodily part.
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To introduce (an instrument) into a bodily cavity.
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To pronounce; utter.

Pass judgment; pass sentence on an offender.

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The act of passing; passage.
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A way, such as a narrow gap between mountains, that affords passage around, over, or through a barrier.
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A condition or situation, often critical in nature; a predicament.

Contract negotiations that had come to an emotional pass.

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A sexual invitation or overture.

Was he making a pass at her?

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A motion of the hand or the waving of a wand.

The magician made a pass over the hat.

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A refusal to bid, draw, bet, compete, or play.
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A winning throw of the dice in craps.
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A pase in bullfighting.
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Passage.
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A narrow passage or opening, esp. between mountains; gap; defile.
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To go or move forward, through, or out.
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To extend; lead.

A road passing around the hill.

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To be handed on or circulated from person to person.
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To go, change, or be conveyed from one place, form, condition, circumstance, possession, etc. to another.
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To be spoken or exchanged between persons, as greetings.
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To die.
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To go by; move by or past.
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To slip by or elapse.

An hour passed.

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To get or make a way.
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To be sanctioned, ratified, or approved by some authority, as a legislative body.
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To happen; take place; occur.
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To be rendered or pronounced.

The judgment passed against us.

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To be expelled, as from the bowels.
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To decline to take one's turn, as in certain card games or board games, or to participate.
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To make a winning throw (of the dice)
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To attempt or complete a pass of the ball, puck, etc.
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To go by, beyond, past, over, or through.
  • To leave behind.
    To pass others in a race.
  • To undergo; experience.
  • To go by without noticing; disregard; ignore.
    To pass one's bus stop; life seems to be passing me by.
  • To fail to promote, reward, etc.
    To pass over more qualified job applicants.
  • To omit the payment of (a regular dividend).
  • To go through (a trial, test, examination, course of study, etc.) successfully; satisfy the requirements or standards of.
  • To go beyond or above the powers or limits of; surpass; excel.
  • To cross; traverse.
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To cause or allow to go, move, or proceed.
  • To send; dispatch.
  • To cause to move in a certain way; direct the movement of.
    To pass a comb through one's hair.
  • To guide into position.
    To pass a rope around a stake.
  • To cause to go through, or penetrate.
  • To cause to move past.
    To pass troops in review.
  • To cause or allow to get by an obstacle, obstruction, etc.
  • To cause or allow to stand approved; ratify; sanction; enact; approve.
  • To cause or allow to go through an examination, test, etc. successfully.
  • To allow to go by or elapse; spend.
    To pass a pleasant hour.
  • To discharge or expel from the bowels, bladder, etc.; excrete; void.
  • To walk (a batter).
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To cause to move from place to place or person to person; transport or transmit.
  • To hand to another.
    pass the salt.
  • To cause to be in circulation.
    To pass a bad check.
  • To hand, throw, or hit (a ball, puck, etc.) from one player to another.
  • To hit a tennis ball past (an opponent) so as to score a point.
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To pledge.
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To manipulate (cards, etc.) or trick (a person), as by sleight of hand.
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An act of passing; passage.
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An unfortunate or undesirable condition or situation.

To come to such a sorry pass.

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A motion of the hands that is meant to deceive, as in card tricks or magic; sleight of hand.
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A motion or stroke of the hand, as in mesmerism or hypnotism.
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A proposal of sexual intimacy, or an attempt to embrace, or kiss, as in seeking sexual intimacy.
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A flight over a specified point or at a target.
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A declining to bid, play a round, etc. when it is one's turn.
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A winning throw (of the dice)
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Passage.
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Passenger.
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To be discharged from a bodily part.

The patient had a lot of pain when the kidney stone passed.

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To discharge a waste product, for example from a bodily part.
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To introduce an instrument into a bodily cavity.
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An opening, road, or track, available for passing; especially, one through or over some dangerous or otherwise impracticable barrier such as a mountain range; a passageway; a defile; a ford.

A mountain pass.

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A single movement, especially of a hand, at, over, or along anything.
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A single passage of a tool over something, or of something over a tool.
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My pass at a career of writing proved unsuccessful.

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(fencing) A thrust or push; an attempt to stab or strike an adversary.
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(figuratively) A thrust; a sally of wit.
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A sexual advance.

The man kicked his friend out of the house after he made a pass at his wife.

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(sports) The act of moving the ball or puck from one player to another.
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(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 it.
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Permission or license to pass, or to go and come.
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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.
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(baseball) An intentional walk.

Smith was given a pass after Jones' double.

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The state of things; condition; predicament; impasse.
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The area in a restaurant kitchen where the finished dishes are passed from the chefs to the waiting staff.
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Physical movement.
  • (intransitive) To move or be moved from one place to another.
    They passed from room to room.
  • To go past, by, over, or through; to proceed from one side to the other of; to move past.
    You will pass a house on your right.
  • 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.
    The waiter passed biscuits and cheese.
    The torch was passed from hand to hand.
  • (intransitive, medicine) To eliminate (something) 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.
  • (nautical) To take a turn with (a line, gasket, etc.), as around a sail in furling, and make secure.
  • (sports) To kick (the ball) with precision rather than at full force.
  • (intransitive) To go from one person to another.
  • To put in circulation; to give currency to.
    Pass counterfeit money.
  • To cause to obtain entrance, admission, or conveyance.
    Pass a person into a theater or over a railroad.
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To change in state or status, to advance.
  • (intransitive) To change from one state to another.
    He passed from youth into old age.
  • (intransitive) To depart, to cease, to come to an end.
    At first, she was worried, but that feeling soon passed.
  • (intransitive, often with "on" or "away") To die.
    His grandmother passed yesterday.
    His grandmother passed away yesterday.
    His grandmother passed on yesterday.
  • (intransitive) To go successfully through (an examination, trail, test, etc).
    He passed his examination.
    He attempted the examination, but did not expect to pass.
  • (intransitive) To advance through all the steps or stages necessary to become valid or effective; to obtain the formal sanction of (a legislative body).
    Despite the efforts of the opposition, the bill passed.
    The bill passed both houses of Congress.
    The bill passed the Senate, but did not pass in the House.
  • (intransitive, law) To be conveyed or transferred by will, deed, or other instrument of conveyance.
    The estate passes by the third clause in Mr Smith's deed to his son.
    When the old king passed away with only a daughter as an heir, the throne passed to a woman for the first time in centuries.
  • 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.
  • (intransitive, law) To make a judgment on or upon a person or case.
  • To cause to pass the lips; to utter; to pronounce; to pledge.
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To move through time.
  • (intransitive, of time) To elapse, to be spent.
    Their vacation passed pleasantly.
  • (of time) To spend.
    What will we do to pass the time?.
  • To go by without noticing; to omit attention to; to take no note of; to disregard.
  • (intransitive) To continue.
  • (intransitive) To proceed without hindrance or opposition.
  • To live through; to have experience of; to undergo; to suffer.
    She loved me for the dangers I had passed.
  • To go unheeded or neglected; to proceed without hindrance or opposition.
    You're late, but I'll let it pass.
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(intransitive) To happen.

It will soon come to pass.

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To be accepted.
  • (intransitive) To be tolerated as a substitute for something else, to "do".
    It isn't ideal, but it will pass.
    Some male-to-female transsexuals can pass as female.
  • (sociology) To present oneself as, and therefore be accepted by society as, a member of a race, sex or other group to which society would not otherwise regard one as belonging; especially to live and be known as white although one has black ancestry, or to live and be known as female although one was born male (vice versa).
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(intransitive) In any game, to decline to play in one's turn.
  • (intransitive) In euchre, to decline to make the trump.
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To transcend; to surpass; to excel; to exceed.
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(intransitive) To come and go in consciousness.
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(computing, slang) A password (especially one for a restricted-access website).

Anyone want to trade passes?

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To pass is defined as to go by or move through or out of something.

An example of pass is when your car is going faster than the one next to you and you pull in front of it and go by it.

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To pass is to successfully complete or finish something.

An example of pass is when you finish a college class successfully.

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Pass means to hand something off to someone else or to refrain from doing something.

An example of pass is when you hand someone the peas at dinner.

An example of pass is when you skip going to the party.

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To move on or ahead; proceed.

The train passed through fields of wheat.

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To extend; run.

The river passes through our land.

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To gain passage despite obstacles.

Pass through difficult years.

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To move past in time; elapse.

The days passed quickly.

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To be communicated or exchanged between persons.

Loud words passed in the corridor.

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To undergo transition from one condition, form, quality, or characteristic to another.

Daylight passed into darkness.

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To come to an end.

My anger suddenly passed. The headache finally passed.

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bring to pass
  • To cause to happen.
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come to pass
  • To occur.
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pass muster
  • To pass an examination or inspection; measure up to a given standard.
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pass (one's) lips
  • To be eaten or drunk.
  • To issue or be spoken:.
    Rumors never passed her lips.
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pass the hat
  • To take up a collection of money.
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pass the time of day
  • To exchange greetings or engage in pleasantries.
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pass the torch
  • To relinquish (responsibilities, for example) to another or others.
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bring to pass
  • To cause to come about or happen.
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come to pass
  • To come about or happen.
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pass for
  • To be accepted or looked upon as.
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pass someone's lips
  • To be eaten or drunk by someone.
  • To be said by someone.
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pass off
  • To come to an end; cease.
  • To take place; go through, as a transaction.
  • To be accepted or cause to be accepted as genuine, true, etc., esp. through deceit.
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pass out
  • To distribute.
  • To become unconscious; faint.
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pass over
  • To disregard; ignore; omit.
  • To leave (someone) out of consideration in promotions, appointments, etc.
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pass up
  • To reject, refuse, or let go by.
    To pass up an opportunity.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of pass

  • Middle English passen from Old French passer from Vulgar Latin passāre from Latin passus step pace1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English passen, from Old French passer (“to step, walk, pass"), from Vulgar Latin *passāre (“step, walk, pass"), from Latin passus (“a step"), pandere (“to spread, unfold, stretch"), from Proto-Indo-European *patno-, from Proto-Indo-European *pete- (“to spread, stretch out"). Cognate with Old English fæþm (“armful, fathom"). More at fathom.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English pas, pase, pace, from passen (“to pass"). See the verb section, below.

    From Wiktionary

  • Short for password.

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