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pass meaning and definition

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PASS noun

Definition of pass (noun)

  1. (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
  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
  4. the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks
  5. any authorization to pass or go somewhere
    • "the pass to visit had a strict time limit"
    • synonyms: passport
  6. a document indicating permission to do something without restrictions
    • "the media representatives had special passes"
    • synonyms: 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
  9. a difficult juncture
    • "a pretty pass"; "matters came to a head yesterday"
    • synonyms: 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"
    • synonyms: bye
  12. a permit to enter or leave a military installation
    • "he had to show his pass in order to get out"
    • synonyms: liberty chit
  13. a complimentary ticket
    • "the star got passes for his family"
  14. a usually brief attempt
  15. (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team
    • "the pass was fumbled"
    • synonyms: flip, toss
  16. success in satisfying a test or requirement
    • "his future depended on his passing that test"; "he got a pass in introductory chemistry"
    • synonyms: passing, qualifying
    • antonym: failing

PASS verb

Definition of pass (verb)

  1. go across or through
    • "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind"
    • synonyms: go across, go through
  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"
    • synonyms: go by, go past, pass by, surpass, travel by
  3. make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation
    • "They passed the amendment"; "We cannot legislate how people spend their free time"
    • synonyms: legislate
  4. pass by
  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"
    • synonyms: give, hand, pass on, reach, turn over
  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"
    • synonyms: extend, go, lead, run
  7. travel past
  8. come to pass
  9. go unchallenged; be approved
    • "The bill cleared the House"
    • synonyms: clear
  10. pass time in a specific way
    • "how are you spending your summer vacation?"
    • synonyms: spend
  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"
    • synonyms: draw, guide, run
  12. transmit information
  13. disappear gradually
  14. go successfully through a test or a selection process
    • "She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now"
    • synonyms: make it
    • antonym: bomb
  15. be superior or better than some standard
  16. accept or judge as acceptable
    • "The teacher passed the student although he was weak"
    • antonym: 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
  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"
    • synonyms: devolve, fall, return
  22. cause to pass
    • "She passed around the plates"
    • synonyms: make pass
  23. grant authorization or clearance for
    • "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"
    • synonyms: authorise, authorize, clear
  24. pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
  25. eliminate from the body

PASS adjective

Definition of pass (adjective)

  1. of advancing the ball by throwing it
    • "a team with a good passing attack"; "a pass play"
    • synonyms: passing
    • antonym: running
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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