Synonyms for (noun) pass

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: success

Definition: an attainment that is successful

Usage: his success in the marathon was unexpected; his new play was a great success


Synonyms: flip, toss, pass

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

Usage: the pass was fumbled

Similar words: throw

Definition: the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist)

Usage: the catcher made a good throw to second base


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: accomplishment, achievement

Definition: the action of accomplishing something


Synonyms: pass

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

Usage: the plane turned to make a second pass

Similar words: flight, flying

Definition: an instance of traveling by air

Usage: flying was still an exciting adventure for him


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: football play

Definition: (American football) a play by the offensive team


Synonyms: whirl, crack, offer, pass, fling, go

Definition: a usually brief attempt

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

Similar words: endeavor, endeavour, effort, try, attempt

Definition: earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something

Usage: made an effort to cover all the reading material; wished him luck in his endeavor; she gave it a good try


Synonyms: pass

Definition: a complimentary ticket

Usage: the star got passes for his family

Similar words: ticket

Definition: a commercial document showing that the holder is entitled to something (as to ride on public transportation or to enter a public entertainment)


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: licence, license, permit

Definition: a legal document giving official permission to do something


Synonyms: pass, laissez passer

Definition: a document indicating permission to do something without restrictions

Usage: the media representatives had special passes

Similar words: permission

Definition: approval to do something

Usage: he asked permission to leave


Synonyms: pass, passport

Definition: any authorization to pass or go somewhere

Usage: the pass to visit had a strict time limit

Similar words: permission

Definition: approval to do something

Usage: he asked permission to leave


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: conceding, concession, yielding

Definition: the act of conceding or yielding


Synonyms: pass

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

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

Similar words: oscillation, cycle

Definition: a single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon

Usage: a year constitutes a cycle of the seasons


Synonyms: pass, straits, head

Definition: a difficult juncture

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

Similar words: occasion, juncture

Definition: an event that occurs at a critical time

Usage: at such junctures he always had an impulse to leave; it was needed only on special occasions


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: location

Definition: a point or extent in space


Synonyms: pass, strait, straits

Definition: a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs

Similar words: situation

Definition: a complex or critical or unusual difficulty

Usage: the dangerous situation developed suddenly; that's quite a situation; no human situation is simple


Synonyms: pass

Definition: (military) a written leave of absence

Usage: he had a pass for three days

Similar words: leave, leave of absence

Definition: the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty

Usage: a ten day's leave to visit his mother

Synonyms for (verb) pass

Synonyms: pass, egest, excrete, eliminate

Definition: eliminate from the body

Usage: Pass a kidney stone

Similar words: exhaust, expel, eject, discharge, release

Definition: eliminate (a substance)

Usage: combustion products are exhausted in the engine; the plant releases a gas


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: turn, change state

Definition: undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

Usage: We turned from Socialism to Capitalism; The people turned against the President when he stole the election


Synonyms: pass, pass off, blow over, fleet, evanesce, fade

Definition: disappear gradually

Usage: The pain eventually passed off

Similar words: disappear, vanish, go away

Definition: get lost, as without warning or explanation

Usage: He disappeared without a trace


Synonyms: put across, pass, pass along, pass on, communicate

Definition: transmit information

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

Similar words: transmit, convey, communicate

Definition: transfer to another

Usage: communicate a disease


Synonyms: pass, authorise, authorize, clear

Definition: grant authorization or clearance for

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

Similar words: let, countenance, permit, allow

Definition: consent to, give permission

Usage: She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband; I won't let the police search her basement; I cannot allow you to see your exam


Synonyms: sink, lapse, pass

Definition: pass into a specified state or condition

Usage: He sank into nirvana

Similar words: move

Definition: go or proceed from one point to another

Usage: the debate moved from family values to the economy


Synonyms: overhaul, overtake, pass

Definition: travel past

Usage: The sports car passed all the trucks

Similar words: go on, advance, march on, progress, move on, pass on

Definition: move forward, also in the metaphorical sense

Usage: Time marches on


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast


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

Definition: pass by

Usage: three years elapsed

Similar words: go on, advance, march on, progress, move on, pass on

Definition: move forward, also in the metaphorical sense

Usage: Time marches on


Synonyms: pass

Definition: transfer to another; of rights or property

Usage: Our house passed under his official control

Similar words: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: change hands, change owners

Definition: be transferred to another owner

Usage: This restaurant changed hands twice last year


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: transfer

Definition: cause to change ownership

Usage: I transferred my stock holdings to my children


Synonyms: pass

Definition: throw (a ball) to another player

Usage: Smith passed

Similar words: throw

Definition: propel through the air

Usage: throw a frisbee


Synonyms: pass

Definition: allow to go without comment or censure

Usage: the insult passed as if unnoticed

Similar words: let, allow, permit

Definition: make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen

Usage: This permits the water to rush in; This sealed door won't allow the water come into the basement; This will permit the rain to run off


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: ordain, enact

Definition: order by virtue of superior authority; decree

Usage: The King ordained the persecution and expulsion of the Jews; the legislature enacted this law in 1985


Synonyms: clear, pass

Definition: go unchallenged; be approved

Usage: The bill cleared the House

Similar words: win, succeed, bring home the bacon, come through, deliver the goods

Definition: attain success or reach a desired goal

Usage: The enterprise succeeded; We succeeded in getting tickets to the show; she struggled to overcome her handicap and won


Synonyms: pass

Definition: accept or judge as acceptable

Usage: The teacher passed the student although he was weak

Similar words: evaluate, judge, pass judgment

Definition: form a critical opinion of

Usage: I cannot judge some works of modern art; How do you evaluate this grant proposal? We shouldn't pass judgment on other people


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: win, succeed, bring home the bacon, come through, deliver the goods

Definition: attain success or reach a desired goal

Usage: The enterprise succeeded; We succeeded in getting tickets to the show; she struggled to overcome her handicap and won


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: surpass, excel, stand out

Definition: distinguish oneself

Usage: She excelled in math


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: be

Definition: occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere

Usage: Where is my umbrella? The toolshed is in the back; What is behind this behavior?