Definitions for pass

Definitions for (noun) pass

Main entry: qualifying, pass, passing

Definition: success in satisfying a test or requirement

Usage: his future depended on his passing that test; he got a pass in introductory chemistry

Main entry: flip, toss, pass

Definition: (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team

Usage: the pass was fumbled

Main entry: walk, base on balls, pass

Definition: (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls

Usage: he worked the pitcher for a base on balls

Main entry: pass

Definition: a flight or run by an aircraft over a target

Usage: the plane turned to make a second pass

Main entry: pass, passing, passing game, passing play

Definition: (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate

Usage: the coach sent in a passing play on third and long

Main entry: whirl, crack, offer, pass, fling, go

Definition: a usually brief attempt

Usage: he took a crack at it; I gave it a whirl

Main entry: pass

Definition: a complimentary ticket

Usage: the star got passes for his family

Main entry: liberty chit, pass

Definition: a permit to enter or leave a military installation

Usage: he had to show his pass in order to get out

Main entry: pass, laissez passer

Definition: a document indicating permission to do something without restrictions

Usage: the media representatives had special passes

Main entry: pass, passport

Definition: any authorization to pass or go somewhere

Usage: the pass to visit had a strict time limit

Main entry: bye, pass

Definition: you advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent

Usage: he had a bye in the first round

Main entry: pass

Definition: one complete cycle of operations (as by a computer)

Usage: it was not possible to complete the computation in a single pass

Main entry: pass, straits, head

Definition: a difficult juncture

Usage: a pretty pass; matters came to a head yesterday

Main entry: pass, mountain pass, notch

Definition: the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks

Usage: we got through the pass before it started to snow

Main entry: pass, strait, straits

Definition: a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs

Main entry: pass

Definition: (military) a written leave of absence

Usage: he had a pass for three days

Definitions for (verb) pass

Main entry: pass, egest, excrete, eliminate

Definition: eliminate from the body

Usage: Pass a kidney stone

Main entry: come about, take place, go on, hap, happen, fall out, pass, pass off, occur

Definition: come to pass

Usage: What is happening?; The meeting took place off without an incidence; Nothing occurred that seemed important

Main entry: snuff it, buy the farm, choke, cash in one's chips, pop off, kick the bucket, give-up the ghost, go, pass, pass away, perish, die, decease, conk, drop dead, croak, exit, expire

Definition: pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

Usage: She died from cancer; The children perished in the fire; The patient went peacefully; The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102

Main entry: pass, pass off, blow over, fleet, evanesce, fade

Definition: disappear gradually

Usage: The pain eventually passed off

Main entry: put across, pass, pass along, pass on, communicate

Definition: transmit information

Usage: Please communicate this message to all employees; pass along the good news

Main entry: pass, authorise, authorize, clear

Definition: grant authorization or clearance for

Usage: Clear the manuscript for publication; The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography

Main entry: pass, draw, run, guide

Definition: pass over, across, or through

Usage: He ran his eyes over her body; She ran her fingers along the carved figurine; He drew her hair through his fingers

Main entry: sink, lapse, pass

Definition: pass into a specified state or condition

Usage: He sank into nirvana

Main entry: overhaul, overtake, pass

Definition: travel past

Usage: The sports car passed all the trucks

Main entry: go across, go through, pass

Definition: go across or through

Usage: We passed the point where the police car had parked; A terrible thought went through his mind

Main entry: go by, go past, surpass, travel by, pass, pass by

Definition: move past

Usage: A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window; He passed his professor in the hall; One line of soldiers surpassed the other

Main entry: make pass, pass

Definition: cause to pass

Usage: She passed around the plates

Main entry: elapse, glide by, go along, go by, pass, slide by, slip away, slip by, lapse

Definition: pass by

Usage: three years elapsed

Main entry: pass

Definition: transfer to another; of rights or property

Usage: Our house passed under his official control

Main entry: devolve, return, fall, pass

Definition: be inherited by

Usage: The estate fell to my sister; The land returned to the family; The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead

Main entry: hand, give, reach, pass, pass on, turn over

Definition: place into the hands or custody of

Usage: hand me the spoon, please; Turn the files over to me, please; He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers

Main entry: pass

Definition: throw (a ball) to another player

Usage: Smith passed

Main entry: pass

Definition: allow to go without comment or censure

Usage: the insult passed as if unnoticed

Main entry: pass, legislate

Definition: make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation

Usage: They passed the amendment; We cannot legislate how people spend their free time

Main entry: clear, pass

Definition: go unchallenged; be approved

Usage: The bill cleared the House

Main entry: pass

Definition: accept or judge as acceptable

Usage: The teacher passed the student although he was weak

Main entry: pass, make it

Definition: go successfully through a test or a selection process

Usage: She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now

Main entry: exceed, overstep, pass, top, transcend, go past

Definition: be superior or better than some standard

Usage: She exceeded our expectations; She topped her performance of last year

Main entry: extend, run, lead, go, pass

Definition: stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point

Usage: Service runs all the way to Cranbury; His knowledge doesn't go very far; My memory extends back to my fourth year of life; The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets

Main entry: pass, spend

Definition: pass time in a specific way

Usage: how are you spending your summer vacation?

Definitions for (adj) pass

Main entry: pass, passing

Definition: of advancing the ball by throwing it

Usage: a team with a good passing attack; a pass play

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