Definition of Passer

1. Noun. A person who passes by casually or by chance.

Exact synonyms: Passer-by, Passerby
Generic synonyms: Footer, Pedestrian, Walker
Derivative terms: Pass

2. Noun. A person who passes as a member of a different ethnic or racial group.
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul

3. Noun. A student who passes an examination.
Generic synonyms: Educatee, Pupil, Student, Examinee, Testee
Derivative terms: Pass

4. Noun. (football) a ball carrier who tries to gain ground by throwing a forward pass.
Exact synonyms: Forward Passer
Category relationships: Football, Football Game
Generic synonyms: Ball Carrier, Runner
Derivative terms: Pass

5. Noun. Type genus of the Passeridae.
Exact synonyms: Genus Passer
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Passeridae, Passeridae
Member holonyms: English Sparrow, House Sparrow, Passer Domesticus, Passer Montanus, Tree Sparrow

Definition of Passer

1. n. One who passes; a passenger.

Definition of Passer

1. Noun. (sports) Someone who passes, someone who makes a pass ¹

2. Noun. (American football) A football player who makes a forward pass, who may be (but not limited to) the quarterback. ¹

3. Noun. (archaic) One who passes; a passenger. ¹

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Definition of Passer

1. one that passes [n -S] - See also: passes

Literary usage of Passer

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. English Hunger and Industrial Disorders: A Study of Social Conflict During by Walter James Shelton (1922)
"... THE passer-BY (LH RECALLS HER ROMANCE) HE used to pass, well-trimmed and brushed, My window every day, And when I smiled on him he blushed, That youth, ..."

2. Curiosities of Popular Customs and of Rites, Ceremonies, Observances, and by William Shepard Walsh (1897)
"The effigy is paraded through the streets of town or village, every passer-by and every householder being solicited for alms, and is then taken out into ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"... that no man shall be twice vexed for the sume cause of action, may well b» applied in the case of a second suit against the same tres,- passer, ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... Mémoires pour servir a l'histoire des hommes Hive' 1res (Paria, 1734), XXIX, 233 sq. ; passer!, Vita des Gravina in Raccolta di ..."

5. Biological Lectures Delivered at the Marine Biological Laboratory of Wood's (1898)
"passer DOMESTICUS. (A SECOND CONTRIBUTION TO THE STUDY OF VARIATION) HERMON C. BUMPUS. IN the preface to the second volume of these Lectures it is stated ..."

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