The title passed to the older heir.
The patient passed on during the night.
Wanted to know what had passed at the meeting.
The motion to adjourn passed.
The patient had a lot of pain when the kidney stone passed.
He passed his winter in Vermont.
The inheritance passed my wildest dreams.
Pass judgment; pass sentence on an offender.
Contract negotiations that had come to an emotional pass.
Was he making a pass at her?
The magician made a pass over the hat.
A road passing around the hill.
An hour passed.
The judgment passed against us.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
To come to such a sorry pass.
The patient had a lot of pain when the kidney stone passed.
The man kicked his friend out of the house after he made a pass at his wife.
Smith was given a pass after Jones' double.
- (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.
- (intransitive) To change from one state to another.He passed from youth into old age.
- 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.
- (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.
- 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).
- (intransitive) In euchre, to decline to make the trump.
Anyone want to trade passes?
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.
An example of pass is when you finish a college class successfully.
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.
The train passed through fields of wheat.
The river passes through our land.
Pass through difficult years.
The days passed quickly.
Loud words passed in the corridor.
Daylight passed into darkness.
My anger suddenly passed. The headache finally passed.
- To cause to happen.
- To occur.
- To pass an examination or inspection; measure up to a given standard.
- To be eaten or drunk.
- To issue or be spoken:.Rumors never passed her lips.
- To take up a collection of money.
- To exchange greetings or engage in pleasantries.
- To relinquish (responsibilities, for example) to another or others.
- To cause to come about or happen.
- To come about or happen.
- To be accepted or looked upon as.
- To be eaten or drunk by someone.
- To be said by someone.
- 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.
- To distribute.
- To become unconscious; faint.
- To disregard; ignore; omit.
- To leave (someone) out of consideration in promotions, appointments, etc.
- To reject, refuse, or let go by.To pass up an opportunity.
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 *passÄre (“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 fÃ¦Ã¾m (“armful, fathom"). More at fathom.
- Short for password.