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6 results for pass
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. of advancing the ball by throwing it; "a team with a good passing attack"; "a pass play"
    Synonym(s): passing(a), pass(a)
    Antonym(s): running(a)
  1. (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls; "he worked the pitcher for a base on balls"
    Synonym(s): base on balls, walk, pass
  2. (military) a written leave of absence; "he had a pass for three days"
  3. (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate; "the coach sent in a passing play on third and long"
    Synonym(s): pass, passing play, passing game, passing
  4. the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks; "we got through the pass before it started to snow"
    Synonym(s): pass, mountain pass, notch
  5. any authorization to pass or go somewhere; "the pass to visit had a strict time limit"
    Synonym(s): pass, passport
  6. a document indicating permission to do something without restrictions; "the media representatives had special passes"
    Synonym(s): pass, laissez passer
  7. a flight or run by an aircraft over a target; "the plane turned to make a second pass"
  8. a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs
    Synonym(s): pass, strait, straits
  9. a difficult juncture; "a pretty pass"; "matters came to a head yesterday"
    Synonym(s): pass, head, straits
  10. one complete cycle of operations (as by a computer); "it was not possible to complete the computation in a single pass"
  11. you advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent; "he had a bye in the first round"
    Synonym(s): bye, pass
  12. a permit to enter or leave a military installation; "he had to show his pass in order to get out"
    Synonym(s): pass, liberty chit
  13. a complimentary ticket; "the star got passes for his family"
  14. a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"
    Synonym(s): crack, fling, go, pass, whirl, offer
  15. (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team; "the pass was fumbled"
    Synonym(s): pass, toss, flip
  16. success in satisfying a test or requirement; "his future depended on his passing that test"; "he got a pass in introductory chemistry"
    Synonym(s): passing, pass, qualifying
    Antonym(s): failing, flunk
  1. go across or through; "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind"
    Synonym(s): pass, go through, go across
  2. move past; "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"
    Synonym(s): travel by, pass by, surpass, go past, go by, pass
  3. make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation; "They passed the amendment"; "We cannot legislate how people spend their free time"
    Synonym(s): legislate, pass
  4. pass by; "three years elapsed"
    Synonym(s): elapse, lapse, pass, slip by, glide by, slip away, go by, slide by, go along
  5. place into the hands or custody of; "hand me the spoon, please"; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"
    Synonym(s): pass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over, give
  6. stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point; "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"
    Synonym(s): run, go, pass, lead, extend
  7. travel past; "The sports car passed all the trucks"
    Synonym(s): pass, overtake, overhaul
  8. come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"
    Synonym(s): happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place
  9. go unchallenged; be approved; "The bill cleared the House"
    Synonym(s): pass, clear
  10. pass time in a specific way; "how are you spending your summer vacation?"
    Synonym(s): spend, pass
  11. pass over, across, or through; "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers"
    Synonym(s): guide, run, draw, pass
  12. transmit information ; "Please communicate this message to all employees"; "pass along the good news"
    Synonym(s): communicate, pass on, pass, pass along, put across
  13. disappear gradually; "The pain eventually passed off"
    Synonym(s): evanesce, fade, blow over, pass off, fleet, pass
  14. go successfully through a test or a selection process; "She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now"
    Synonym(s): pass, make it
    Antonym(s): bomb, fail, flunk, flush it
  15. be superior or better than some standard; "She exceeded our expectations"; "She topped her performance of last year"
    Synonym(s): exceed, transcend, overstep, pass, go past, top
  16. accept or judge as acceptable; "The teacher passed the student although he was weak"
    Antonym(s): fail
  17. allow to go without comment or censure; "the insult passed as if unnoticed"
  18. transfer to another; of rights or property; "Our house passed under his official control"
  19. pass into a specified state or condition; "He sank into nirvana"
    Synonym(s): sink, pass, lapse
  20. throw (a ball) to another player; "Smith passed"
  21. be inherited by; "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"
    Synonym(s): fall, return, pass, devolve
  22. cause to pass; "She passed around the plates"
    Synonym(s): pass, make pass
  23. grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"
    Synonym(s): authorize, authorise, pass, clear
  24. pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "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"
    Synonym(s): die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it
    Antonym(s): be born
  25. eliminate from the body; "Pass a kidney stone"
    Synonym(s): excrete, egest, eliminate, pass
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Pass \Pass\, n.
      In football, hockey, etc., a transfer of the ball, etc., to
      another player of one's side, usually at some distance.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Pass \Pass\, v. i.
      In football, hockey, etc., to make pass; to transfer the
      ball, etc., to another player of one's own side.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Pass \Pass\, n. [Cf. F. pas (for sense 1), and passe, fr. passer
      to pass. See {Pass}, v. i.]
      1. An opening, road, or track, available for passing;
            especially, one through or over some dangerous or
            otherwise impracticable barrier; a passageway; a defile; a
            ford; as, a mountain pass.
                     [bd]Try not the pass![b8] the old man said.
      2. (Fencing) A thrust or push; an attempt to stab or strike
            an adversary. --Shak.
      3. A movement of the hand over or along anything; the
            manipulation of a mesmerist.
      4. (Rolling Metals) A single passage of a bar, rail, sheet,
            etc., between the rolls.
      5. State of things; condition; predicament.
                     Have his daughters brought him to this pass. --Shak.
                     Matters have been brought to this pass. --South.
      6. Permission or license to pass, or to go and come; a
            psssport; a ticket permitting free transit or admission;
            as, a railroad or theater pass; a military pass.
                     A ship sailing under the flag and pass of an enemy.
      7. Fig.: a thrust; a sally of wit. --Shak.
      8. Estimation; character. [Obs.]
                     Common speech gives him a worthy pass. --Shak.
      9. [Cf. {Passus}.] A part; a division. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
      {Pass boat} (Naut.), a punt, or similar boat.
      {Pass book}.
            (a) A book in which a trader enters articles bought on
                  credit, and then passes or sends it to the purchaser.
            (b) See {Bank book}.
      {Pass box} (Mil.), a wooden or metallic box, used to carry
            cartridges from the service magazine to the piece.
      {Pass check}, a ticket of admission to a place of
            entertainment, or of readmission for one who goes away in
            expectation of returning.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Pass \Pass\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Passed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Passing}.] [F. passer, LL. passare, fr. L. passus step, or
      from pandere, passum, to spread out, lay open. See {Pace}.]
      1. To go; to move; to proceed; to be moved or transferred
            from one point to another; to make a transit; -- usually
            with a following adverb or adverbal phrase defining the
            kind or manner of motion; as, to pass on, by, out, in,
            etc.; to pass swiftly, directly, smoothly, etc.; to pass
            to the rear, under the yoke, over the bridge, across the
            field, beyond the border, etc. [bd]But now pass over [i.
            e., pass on].[b8] --Chaucer.
                     On high behests his angels to and fro Passed
                     frequent.                                          --Milton.
                     Sweet sounds rose slowly through their mouths, And
                     from their bodies passed.                  --Coleridge.
      2. To move or be transferred from one state or condition to
            another; to change possession, condition, or
            circumstances; to undergo transition; as, the business has
            passed into other hands.
                     Others, dissatisfied with what they have, . . . pass
                     from just to unjust.                           --Sir W.
      3. To move beyond the range of the senses or of knowledge; to
            pass away; hence, to disappear; to vanish; to depart;
            specifically, to depart from life; to die.
                     Disturb him not, let him pass paceably. --Shak.
                     Beauty is a charm, but soon the charm will pass.
                     The passing of the sweetest soul That ever looked
                     with human eyes.                                 --Tennyson.
      4. To move or to come into being or under notice; to come and
            go in consciousness; hence, to take place; to occur; to
            happen; to come; to occur progressively or in succession;
            to be present transitorily.
                     So death passed upon all men.            --Rom. v. 12.
                     Our own consciousness of what passes within our own
                     mind.                                                --I. Watts.
      5. To go by or glide by, as time; to elapse; to be spent; as,
            their vacation passed pleasantly.
                     Now the time is far passed.               --Mark vi. 35
      6. To go from one person to another; hence, to be given and
            taken freely; as, clipped coin will not pass; to obtain
            general acceptance; to be held or regarded; to circulate;
            to be current; -- followed by for before a word denoting
            value or estimation. [bd]Let him pass for a man.[b8]
                     False eloquence passeth only where true is not
                     understood.                                       --Felton.
                     This will not pass for a fault in him. --Atterbury.
      7. To advance through all the steps or stages necessary to
            validity or effectiveness; to be carried through a body
            that has power to sanction or reject; to receive
            legislative sanction; to be enacted; as, the resolution
            passed; the bill passed both houses of Congress.
      8. To go through any inspection or test successfully; to be
            approved or accepted; as, he attempted the examination,
            but did not expect to pass.
      9. To be suffered to go on; to be tolerated; hence, to
            continue; to live along. [bd]The play may pass.[b8]
      10. To go unheeded or neglected; to proceed without hindrance
            or opposition; as, we let this act pass.
      11. To go beyond bounds; to surpass; to be in excess. [Obs.]
            [bd]This passes, Master Ford.[b8] --Shak.
      12. To take heed; to care. [Obs.]
                     As for these silken-coated slaves, I pass not.
      13. To go through the intestines. --Arbuthnot.
      14. (Law) To be conveyed or transferred by will, deed, or
            other instrument of conveyance; as, an estate passes by a
            certain clause in a deed. --Mozley & W.
      15. (Fencing) To make a lunge or pass; to thrust.
      16. (Card Playing & other games) To decline to take an
            optional action when it is one's turn, as to decline to
            bid, or to bet, or to play a card; in euchre, to decline
            to make the trump.
                     She would not play, yet must not pass. --Prior.
      17. In football, hockey, etc., to make a pass; to transfer
            the ball, etc., to another player of one's own side.
            [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
      {To bring to pass}, {To come to pass}. See under {Bring}, and
      {To pass away}, to disappear; to die; to vanish. [bd]The
            heavens shall pass away.[b8] --2 Pet. iii. 10. [bd]I
            thought to pass away before, but yet alive I am.[b8]
      {To pass by}, to go near and beyond a certain person or
            place; as, he passed by as we stood there.
      {To pass into}, to change by a gradual transmission; to blend
            or unite with.
      {To pass on}, to proceed.
      {To pass on} [or] {upon}.
            (a) To happen to; to come upon; to affect. [bd]So death
                  passed upon all men.[b8] --Rom. v. 12. [bd]Provided
                  no indirect act pass upon our prayers to define
                  them.[b8] --Jer. Taylor.
            (b) To determine concerning; to give judgment or sentence
                  upon. [bd]We may not pass upon his life.[b8] --Shak.
      {To pass off}, to go away; to cease; to disappear; as, an
            agitation passes off.
      {To pass over}, to go from one side or end to the other; to
            cross, as a river, road, or bridge.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Pass \Pass\, v. t.
      1. In simple, transitive senses; as:
            (a) To go by, beyond, over, through, or the like; to
                  proceed from one side to the other of; as, to pass a
                  house, a stream, a boundary, etc.
            (b) Hence: To go from one limit to the other of; to spend;
                  to live through; to have experience of; to undergo; to
                  suffer. [bd]To pass commodiously this life.[b8]
                           She loved me for the dangers I had passed.
            (c) To go by without noticing; to omit attention to; to
                  take no note of; to disregard.
                           Please you that I may pass This doing. --Shak.
                           I pass their warlike pomp, their proud array.
            (d) To transcend; to surpass; to excel; to exceed.
                           And strive to pass . . . Their native music by
                           her skillful art.                        --Spenser.
                           Whose tender power Passes the strength of storms
                           in their most desolate hour.         --Byron.
            (e) To go successfully through, as an examination, trail,
                  test, etc.; to obtain the formal sanction of, as a
                  legislative body; as, he passed his examination; the
                  bill passed the senate.
      2. In causative senses: as:
            (a) 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; as, the waiter
                  passed bisquit and cheese; the torch was passed from
                  hand to hand.
                           I had only time to pass my eye over the medals.
                           Waller passed over five thousand horse and foot
                           by Newbridge.                              --Clarendon.
            (b) To cause to pass the lips; to utter; to pronounce;
                  hence, to promise; to pledge; as, to pass sentence.
                           Father, thy word is passed.         --Milton.
            (c) 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; as, he passed the bill through the
                  committee; the senate passed the law.
            (e) To put in circulation; to give currency to; as, to
                  pass counterfeit money. [bd]Pass the happy news.[b8]
            (f) To cause to obtain entrance, admission, or conveyance;
                  as, to pass a person into a theater, or over a
      3. To emit from the bowels; to evacuate.
      4. (Naut.) To take a turn with (a line, gasket, etc.), as
            around a sail in furling, and make secure.
      5. (Fencing) To make, as a thrust, punto, etc. --Shak.
      {Passed midshipman}. See under Midshipman.
      {To pass a dividend}, to omit the declaration and payment of
            a dividend at the time when due.
      {To pass away}, to spend; to waste. [bd]Lest she pass away
            the flower of her age.[b8] --Ecclus. xlii. 9.
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