Pass Definition

păs
passed, passes, passing
verb
passed, passes, passing
To move on or ahead; proceed.
The train passed through fields of wheat.
American Heritage
To extend; lead.
A road passing around the hill.
Webster's New World
To be handed on or circulated from person to person.
Webster's New World
To move by or in front of something.
The band passed and the crowd cheered.
American Heritage
To move past another vehicle.
The sports car passed on the right.
American Heritage
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noun
passes
An act of passing; passage.
Webster's New World
A narrow passage or opening, esp. between mountains; gap; defile.
Webster's New World
The successful completion of a scholastic course or examination, esp. if without honors.
Webster's New World
A free ticket entitling one to transportation or admission.
American Heritage
A mark, etc. indicating this.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
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abbreviation
Passage.
Webster's New World
Passenger.
Webster's New World
Passive.
Webster's New World
idiom
bring to pass
  • To cause to happen.
American Heritage
come to pass
  • To occur.
American Heritage
pass muster
  • To pass an examination or inspection; measure up to a given standard.
American Heritage
pass (one's) lips
  • To be eaten or drunk.
  • To issue or be spoken:

    Rumors never passed her lips.

American Heritage
pass the hat
  • To take up a collection of money.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Pass

Noun

Singular:
pass
Plural:
passes

Origin of Pass

  • 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

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

    From Wiktionary

  • Short for password.

    From Wiktionary

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