Associations to the word «Pass»


PASS, 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.
PASS, noun. A channel connecting a river or body of water to the sea, for example at the mouth (delta) of a river.
PASS, noun. A single movement, especially of a hand, at, over, or along anything.
PASS, noun. A single passage of a tool over something, or of something over a tool.
PASS, noun. An attempt.
PASS, noun. (fencing) A thrust or push; an attempt to stab or strike an adversary.
PASS, noun. (figuratively) A thrust; a sally of wit.
PASS, noun. A sexual advance.
PASS, noun. (sports) The act of moving the ball or puck from one player to another.
PASS, 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.
PASS, noun. Permission or license to pass, or to go and come.
PASS, 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.
PASS, noun. (baseball) An intentional walk.
PASS, noun. The state of things; condition; predicament; impasse.
PASS, noun. (obsolete) Estimation; character.
PASS, noun. (obsolete) (Chaucer) (compare 'passus') A part, a division.
PASS, noun. The area in a restaurant kitchen where the finished dishes are passed from the chefs to the waiting staff.
PASS, verb. (heading) Physical movement.
PASS, verb. (intransitive) To move or be moved from one place to another.
PASS, verb. (transitive) To go past, by, over, or through; to proceed from one side to the other of; to move past.
PASS, 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.
PASS, verb. (intransitive) (transitive) (medicine) To eliminate (something) from the body by natural processes.
PASS, verb. (transitive) (nautical) To take a turn with (a line, gasket, etc.), as around a sail in furling, and make secure.
PASS, verb. (sport) To kick (the ball) with precision rather than at full force.
PASS, verb. (transitive) (football) To kick (the ball) with precision rather than at full force.
PASS, verb. (transitive) To move (the ball or puck) to a teammate.
PASS, verb. (intransitive) (fencing) To make a lunge or swipe.
PASS, verb. (intransitive) To go from one person to another.
PASS, verb. (transitive) To put in circulation; to give currency to.
PASS, verb. (transitive) To cause to obtain entrance, admission, or conveyance.
PASS, verb. (heading) To change in state or status, to advance.
PASS, verb. (intransitive) To change from one state to another.
PASS, verb. (intransitive) To depart, to cease, to come to an end.
PASS, verb. (intransitive) (often with "on" or "away") To die.
PASS, verb. (intransitive) (transitive) To go successfully through (an examination, trail, test, etc.).
PASS, 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).
PASS, verb. (intransitive) (legal) To be conveyed or transferred by will, deed, or other instrument of conveyance.
PASS, 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.
PASS, verb. (intransitive) (legal) To make a judgment on or upon a person or case.
PASS, verb. (transitive) To cause to pass the lips; to utter; to pronounce; to pledge.
PASS, verb. (heading) To move through time.
PASS, verb. (intransitive) (of time) To elapse, to be spent.
PASS, verb. (transitive) (of time) To spend.
PASS, verb. (transitive) To go by without noticing; to omit attention to; to take no note of; to disregard.
PASS, verb. (intransitive) To continue.
PASS, verb. (intransitive) To proceed without hindrance or opposition.
PASS, verb. (transitive) To live through; to have experience of; to undergo; to suffer.
PASS, verb. To go unheeded or neglected; to proceed without hindrance or opposition.
PASS, verb. (intransitive) To happen.
PASS, verb. (heading) To be accepted.
PASS, verb. (intransitive) To be tolerated as a substitute for something else, to "do".
PASS, verb. (sociology) To present oneself as, and therefore be accepted by society as, a member of a race, sex or other group to which society would not otherwise regard one as belonging; especially to live and be known as white although one has black ancestry, or to live and be known as female although one was born male (or vice versa).
PASS, verb. (heading) (intransitive) In any game, to decline to play in one's turn.
PASS, verb. (intransitive) In euchre, to decline to make the trump.
PASS, verb. (heading) To do or be better.
PASS, verb. (intransitive) (obsolete) To go beyond bounds; to surpass; to be in excess.
PASS, verb. (transitive) To transcend; to surpass; to excel; to exceed.
PASS, verb. (intransitive) (obsolete) To take heed.
PASS, verb. (intransitive) To come and go in consciousness.
PASS, noun. (computing) (slang) A password (especially one for a restricted-access website).
PASS AWAY, verb. (euphemistic) To die.
PASS AWAY, verb. (obsolete) To spend; to waste.
PASS BOX, noun. (military) (historical) A box used to carry cartridges from the service magazine to the piece.
PASS BY, verb. (intransitive) To travel past without stopping. [from 14th c.]
PASS BY, verb. (transitive) To travel past (something) without stopping; to ignore, to disregard. [from 14th c.]
PASS BY, verb. (intransitive) Of a period of time: to come to an end, to elapse. [from 15th c.]
PASS BY REFERENCE, noun. (software) Alternative form of call-by-reference
PASS BY VALUE, noun. (programming) Alternative form of call by value
PASS CHECK, noun. A ticket of admission to a place of entertainment, or of readmission for one who goes away expecting to return.
PASS DOWN, verb. (transitive) To hand over, pass through or transfer to a lower level, next generation, etc.
PASS FOR, verb. (transitive) To be mistakenly seen as something that one is not
PASS GAS, verb. (euphemistic) to flatulate
PASS MUSTER, verb. (idiomatic) To meet or exceed a particular standard.
PASS MUSTER, verb. (idiomatic) To adequately pass a formal or informal inspection.
PASS OFF, verb. (intransitive) To happen.
PASS OFF, verb. (transitive) To give something (to someone).
PASS OFF, verb. (transitive) To misrepresent something.
PASS OFF, verb. To abate, to cease gradually.
PASS ON, verb. To convey or communicate.
PASS ON, verb. To skip or decline.
PASS ON, verb. (idiomatic) (euphemistic) To die.
PASS OUT, verb. (intransitive) To faint; to become unconscious
PASS OUT, verb. (transitive) To distribute, to hand out
PASS OUT, verb. (of soldiers, police, fire-fighters, etc.) To graduate, usually marked by the ceremony at the end of their training.
PASS OUT, verb. (bridge) (transitive) To end (a round) by having passes as the first four bids.
PASS OVER, verb. (transitive) To bypass (something); to skip (something).
PASS OVER, verb. (transitive) To make a transit of; to pass through or across (something).
PASS OVER, verb. (transitive) To fly over (something).
PASS OVER, verb. (transitive) To overlook; not to note or resent.
PASS OVER, verb. (intransitive) (euphemistic) To die.
PASS ROUND, verb. (transitive) to distribute
PASS STOOL, verb. To have stool; to defecate
PASS THE BUCK, verb. (idiomatic) (informal) To transfer responsibility or blame from oneself onto another; to absolve oneself of concern for a given matter by claiming to lack authority or jurisdiction.
PASS THE HAT, verb. (idiomatic) To ask for money, especially from a group of people; to solicit donations or contributions.
PASS THE PARCEL, noun. (games) A children's game in which a parcel having many layers of packaging is passed from person to person around a ring while music plays, the person holding the parcel when the music is temporarily stopped being allowed to remove a single layer, and the person removing the innermost layer winning the prize contained within; in a variation of the game, there is a prize under each layer that is awarded to the person removing that layer.
PASS THE PARCEL, noun. (by extension) a situation in which the ownership of something changes frequently.
PASS THE TIME, verb. To occupy oneself during a time-interval
PASS THROUGH, verb. To transit something
PASS THROUGH, verb. To make something move through something else
PASS THROUGH, verb. To infiltrate
PASS THROUGH, noun. (US) A framed, window-like aperture in the interior wall of a house, usually between a kitchen and dining room, through which items (especially food) can be passed. A serving hatch.
PASS THROUGH THE HANDS, verb. To be in the temporary possession or control (of)
PASS TRANSISTOR, noun. (electronics) A transistor used as a switch to pass logic levels between nodes of a circuit, instead of as a switch connected directly to a supply voltage.
PASS UNDER THE YOKE, verb. (of a defeated army) To be humiliated by the victors.
PASS UP, verb. (transitive) Used other than as an idiom: see pass,‎ up.
PASS UP, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To refuse (not accept); forgo.
PASS WATER, verb. (euphemistic) To urinate.
PASS WIND, verb. (euphemistic) To fart

Dictionary definition

PASS, noun. (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls; "he worked the pitcher for a base on balls".
PASS, noun. (military) a written leave of absence; "he had a pass for three days".
PASS, 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".
PASS, 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".
PASS, noun. Any authorization to pass or go somewhere; "the pass to visit had a strict time limit".
PASS, noun. A document indicating permission to do something without restrictions; "the media representatives had special passes".
PASS, noun. A flight or run by an aircraft over a target; "the plane turned to make a second pass".
PASS, noun. A bad or difficult situation or state of affairs.
PASS, noun. A difficult juncture; "a pretty pass"; "matters came to a head yesterday".
PASS, noun. One complete cycle of operations (as by a computer); "it was not possible to complete the computation in a single pass".
PASS, noun. You advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent; "he had a bye in the first round".
PASS, noun. A permit to enter or leave a military installation; "he had to show his pass in order to get out".
PASS, noun. A complimentary ticket; "the star got passes for his family".
PASS, noun. A usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl".
PASS, noun. (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team; "the pass was fumbled".
PASS, noun. Success in satisfying a test or requirement; "his future depended on his passing that test"; "he got a pass in introductory chemistry".
PASS, verb. Go across or through; "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind".
PASS, verb. 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".
PASS, verb. Make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation; "They passed the amendment"; "We cannot legislate how people spend their free time".
PASS, verb. Pass by; "three years elapsed".
PASS, verb. 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".
PASS, verb. 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".
PASS, verb. Travel past; "The sports car passed all the trucks".
PASS, verb. Come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important".
PASS, verb. Go unchallenged; be approved; "The bill cleared the House".
PASS, verb. Pass time in a specific way; "how are you spending your summer vacation?".
PASS, verb. 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".
PASS, verb. Transmit information ; "Please communicate this message to all employees"; "pass along the good news".
PASS, verb. Disappear gradually; "The pain eventually passed off".
PASS, verb. Go successfully through a test or a selection process; "She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now".
PASS, verb. Be superior or better than some standard; "She exceeded our expectations"; "She topped her performance of last year".
PASS, verb. Accept or judge as acceptable; "The teacher passed the student although he was weak".
PASS, verb. Allow to go without comment or censure; "the insult passed as if unnoticed".
PASS, verb. Transfer to another; of rights or property; "Our house passed under his official control".
PASS, verb. Pass into a specified state or condition; "He sank into nirvana".
PASS, verb. Throw (a ball) to another player; "Smith passed".
PASS, verb. 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".
PASS, verb. Cause to pass; "She passed around the plates".
PASS, verb. Grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography".
PASS, verb. 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".
PASS, verb. Eliminate from the body; "Pass a kidney stone".
PASS, adjective. Of advancing the ball by throwing it; "a team with a good passing attack"; "a pass play".

Wise words

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