Definition of Pass

1. Noun. (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls. "He worked the pitcher for a base on balls"

Exact synonyms: Base On Balls, Walk
Generic synonyms: Accomplishment, Achievement
Category relationships: Baseball, Baseball Game
Derivative terms: Walk, Walk

2. Verb. Go across or through. "A terrible thought went through his mind"

3. Adjective. Of advancing the ball by throwing it. "A pass play"
Exact synonyms: Passing
Category relationships: Football, Football Game
Antonyms: Running

4. Noun. (military) a written leave of absence. "He had a pass for three days"

5. Verb. Move past. "These cars won't pass "; "One line of soldiers surpassed the other"
Exact synonyms: Go By, Go Past, Pass By, Surpass, Travel By
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Specialized synonyms: Skirt, Run By, Fly By, Fly By, Whisk By, Zip By
Derivative terms: Passer

6. Noun. (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"
Exact synonyms: Passing, Passing Game, Passing Play
Category relationships: American Football, American Football Game
Generic synonyms: Football Play
Specialized synonyms: Aerial, Forward Pass, Lateral, Lateral Pass, Spot Pass

7. Verb. Make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation. "We cannot legislate how people spend their free time"
Exact synonyms: Legislate
Generic synonyms: Enact, Ordain
Derivative terms: Legislation, Legislation, Legislative, Legislator, Legislature, Passage

8. Noun. 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"
Exact synonyms: Mountain Pass, Notch
Generic synonyms: Location
Specialized synonyms: Brenner Pass, Cumberland Gap, Donner Pass, Khyber Pass
Specialized synonyms: Col, Gap, Defile, Gorge, Saddle, Saddleback
Group relationships: Chain, Chain Of Mountains, Mountain Chain, Mountain Range, Range, Range Of Mountains

9. Verb. Pass by. "Three years elapsed"
Exact synonyms: Elapse, Glide By, Go Along, Go By, Lapse, Slide By, Slip Away, Slip By
Generic synonyms: Advance, Go On, March On, Move On, Pass On, Progress
Specialized synonyms: Fell, Fly, Vanish
Derivative terms: Lapse

10. Noun. Any authorization to pass or go somewhere. "The pass to visit had a strict time limit"
Exact synonyms: Passport
Generic synonyms: Permission
Specialized synonyms: Safe-conduct, Safeguard

11. Verb. Place into the hands or custody of. "They pass the parcel to their parents"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"

12. Noun. A document indicating permission to do something without restrictions. "The media representatives had special passes"
Exact synonyms: Laissez Passer
Generic synonyms: Permission
Specialized synonyms: Boarding Card, Boarding Pass, Hall Pass, Ticket-of-leave

13. Verb. Stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point. "The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets"
Exact synonyms: Extend, Go, Lead, Run
Generic synonyms: Be
Specialized synonyms: Come, Radiate, Ray, Go Deep, Go Far
Related verbs: Range, Run
Also: Extend To, Run Along
Derivative terms: Extent

14. Noun. A flight or run by an aircraft over a target. "The plane turned to make a second pass"
Generic synonyms: Flight, Flying

15. Verb. Travel past. "These cars won't pass "; "The sports car passed all the trucks"
Exact synonyms: Overhaul, Overtake
Generic synonyms: Advance, Go On, March On, Move On, Pass On, Progress
Specialized synonyms: Get By, Clear, Top
Derivative terms: Overtaking, Passage, Passing, Passing

16. Noun. A bad or difficult situation or state of affairs.
Exact synonyms: Strait, Straits
Specialized synonyms: Desperate Straits, Dire Straits
Generic synonyms: Situation

17. Verb. Come to pass. "Nothing occurred that seemed important"

18. Noun. A difficult juncture. "Matters came to a head yesterday"
Exact synonyms: Head, Straits
Generic synonyms: Juncture, Occasion

19. Verb. Go unchallenged; be approved. "The bill cleared the House"
Exact synonyms: Clear
Specialized synonyms: Clear
Generic synonyms: Bring Home The Bacon, Come Through, Deliver The Goods, Succeed, Win

20. Noun. One complete cycle of operations (as by a computer). "It was not possible to complete the computation in a single pass"

21. Verb. Pass time in a specific way. "They pass a long time"; "How are you spending your summer vacation?"

22. Noun. You advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent. "He had a bye in the first round"
Exact synonyms: Bye
Generic synonyms: Conceding, Concession, Yielding

23. Verb. Pass over, across, or through. "He drew her hair through his fingers"
Exact synonyms: Draw, Guide, Run
Specialized synonyms: Rub, Thread, Thread
Related verbs: Draw, String, Thread, Lead, Run
Also: Pass Around, Pass Over

24. Noun. A permit to enter or leave a military installation. "He had to show his pass in order to get out"
Exact synonyms: Liberty Chit
Generic synonyms: Licence, License, Permit
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine

25. Verb. Transmit information. "They pass the information to them"; "Pass along the good news"

26. Noun. A complimentary ticket. "The star got passes for his family"
Generic synonyms: Ticket

27. Verb. Disappear gradually. "The pain eventually passed off"
Exact synonyms: Blow Over, Evanesce, Fade, Fleet, Pass Off
Generic synonyms: Disappear, Go Away, Vanish
Derivative terms: Evanescence, Evanescent, Passing

28. Noun. A usually brief attempt. "I gave it a whirl"
Exact synonyms: Crack, Fling, Go, Offer, Whirl
Generic synonyms: Attempt, Effort, Endeavor, Endeavour, Try

29. Verb. Go successfully through a test or a selection process. "She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now"
Exact synonyms: Make It
Specialized synonyms: Ace, Breeze Through, Nail, Pass With Flying Colors, Sail Through, Sweep Through
Generic synonyms: Bring Home The Bacon, Come Through, Deliver The Goods, Succeed, Win
Antonyms: Fail
Derivative terms: Passer, Passing

30. Noun. (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team. "The pass was fumbled"
Exact synonyms: Flip, Toss
Generic synonyms: Throw
Specialized synonyms: Centering, Snap
Category relationships: Athletics, Sport
Derivative terms: Flip, Flip, Flip, Toss, Toss

31. Verb. Be superior or better than some standard. "She topped her performance of last year"

32. Noun. Success in satisfying a test or requirement. "He got a pass in introductory chemistry"
Exact synonyms: Passing, Qualifying
Generic synonyms: Success
Antonyms: Failing
Derivative terms: Qualify

33. Verb. Accept or judge as acceptable. "The teacher passed the student although he was weak"
Generic synonyms: Evaluate, Judge, Pass Judgment
Causes: Make It
Antonyms: Fail
Derivative terms: Passing

34. Verb. Allow to go without comment or censure. "The insult passed as if unnoticed"
Generic synonyms: Allow, Let, Permit

35. Verb. Transfer to another; of rights or property. "Our house passed under his official control"
Generic synonyms: Change

36. Verb. Pass into a specified state or condition. "He sank into nirvana"
Exact synonyms: Lapse, Sink
Generic synonyms: Move
Derivative terms: Passage

37. Verb. Throw (a ball) to another player. "Smith passed"
Generic synonyms: Throw
Derivative terms: Passer, Passing

38. Verb. Be inherited by. "The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead"
Exact synonyms: Devolve, Fall, Return
Generic synonyms: Change Hands, Change Owners
Specialized synonyms: Fall, Light
Related verbs: Accrue, Fall

39. Verb. Cause to pass. "She passed around the plates"
Exact synonyms: Make Pass
Causes: Go Across, Go Through
Specialized synonyms: Cycle, Pass Off, Pass Through, Lead, Run

40. Verb. Grant authorization or clearance for. "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"

41. Verb. Pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life. "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"

42. Verb. Eliminate from the body. "Pass a kidney stone"

Definition of Pass

1. v. i. 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.

2. v. t. 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.

3. n. 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.

4. n. In football, hockey, etc., a transfer of the ball, etc., to another player of one's side, usually at some distance.

5. v. i. In football, hockey, etc., to make pass; to transfer the ball, etc., to another player of one's own side.

Definition of Pass

1. Noun. An opening, road, or track, available for passing; especially, one through or over some dangerous or otherwise impracticable barrier such as a mountain range; a passageway; a defile; a ford. ¹

2. Noun. A single movement, especially of a hand, at, over(,) or along anything. ¹

3. Noun. A single passage of a tool over something, or of something over a tool. ¹

4. Noun. (fencing) A thrust or push; an attempt to stab or strike an adversary. ¹

5. Noun. (figuratively) A thrust; a sally of wit. ¹

6. Noun. A sexual advance. ¹

7. Noun. (sports) The act of moving the ball or puck from one player to another. ¹

8. Noun. (rail transport) A passing of two trains in the same direction on a single track, when one is put into a siding to let the other overtake it. ¹

9. Noun. Permission or license to pass, or to go and come. ¹

10. Noun. A document granting permission to pass or to go and come; a passport; a ticket permitting free transit or admission; as, a railroad or theater pass; a military pass. ¹

11. Noun. (baseball) An intentional walk. ¹

12. Noun. The state of things; condition; predicament; impasse. ¹

13. Noun. (obsolete) Estimation; character. ¹

14. Noun. (obsolete Chaucer compare 'passus') A part, a division. ¹

15. Noun. The area in a restaurant kitchen where the finished dishes are passed from the chefs to the waiting staff. ¹

16. Verb. (intransitive) To move or be moved from one place to another. ¹

17. Verb. (transitive) To go past, by, over, or through; to proceed from one side to the other of; to move past. ¹

18. Verb. (intransitive) To change from one state to another. ¹

19. Verb. (intransitive) (context: of time) To elapse, to be spent. ¹

20. Verb. (transitive) (context: of time) To spend. ¹

21. Verb. (intransitive) To happen. ¹

22. Verb. (intransitive) To depart, to cease, to come to an end. ¹

23. Verb. (intransitive) (context: often with "on" or "away") To die. ¹

24. Verb. (intransitive transitive) To go successfully through (an examination, trail, test, etc). ¹

25. Verb. (intransitive transitive) To advance through all the steps or stages necessary to become valid or effective; to obtain the formal sanction of (a legislative body). ¹

26. Verb. (intransitive) To be be tolerated as a substitute for something else, to "do". ¹

27. Verb. (intransitive legal) To be conveyed or transferred by will, deed, or other instrument of conveyance. ¹

28. Verb. (transitive sports) To move (the ball or puck) to a teammate. ¹

29. Verb. (intransitive fencing) To make a lunge or swipe. ¹

30. Verb. (intransitive) In any game, to decline to play in one's turn. ¹

31. Verb. (intransitive obsolete): To go beyond bounds; to surpass; to be in excess. ¹

32. Verb. (transitive) To transcend; to surpass; to excel; to exceed. ¹

33. Verb. (intransitive obsolete): To take heed. ¹

34. Verb. (transitive) To go by without noticing; to omit attention to; to take no note of; to disregard. ¹

35. Verb. (intransitive) To come and go in consciousness. ¹

36. Verb. (intransitive) To go from one person to another. ¹

37. Verb. (intransitive) To continue. ¹

38. Verb. (intransitive) To proceed without hindrance or opposition. ¹

39. Verb. (transitive) To live through; to have experience of; to undergo; to suffer. ¹

40. Verb. (transitive) 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. ¹

41. Verb. (transitive) To cause to pass the lips; to utter; to pronounce. ¹

42. Verb. (transitive) Hence, to promise; to pledge. ¹

43. Verb. (transitive) 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. ¹

44. Verb. (transitive) To put in circulation; to give currency to. ¹

45. Verb. (transitive) To cause to obtain entrance, admission, or conveyance. ¹

46. Verb. (intransitive transitive medicine) To eliminate (something) from the body by natural processes. ¹

47. Verb. (transitive nautical) To take a turn with (a line, gasket, etc.), as around a sail in furling, and make secure. ¹

48. Verb. (transitive football) To kick (the ball) with precision rather than at full force. ¹

49. Verb. (intransitive legal) To make a judgment ''on'' or ''upon'' a person or case. ¹

50. Verb. (LGBT) To be regarded as a member of a specific sex. ¹

51. Noun. (computing) (slang) A password (especially one for a restricted-access website). ¹

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Definition of Pass

1. to go by [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Medical Definition of Pass

1. 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. ""Try not the pass!" the old man said." (Longfellow) 2. A thrust or push; an attempt to stab or strike an adversary. 3. A movement of the hand over or along anything; the manipulation of a mesmerist. 4. 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." (Kent) 7. A thrust; a sally of wit. 8. Estimation; character. "Common speech gives him a worthy pass." (Shak) 9. [Cf. Passus] A part; a division. Pass boat, 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. Origin: Cf. F. Pas (for sense 1), and passe, fr. Passer to pass. See Pass. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pass

pasque flower
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