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pass - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pass

Definition
(noun) (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
Synonyms : base on balls , walk
Example Sentence
  • he worked the pitcher for a base on balls

Definition
(noun) (military) a written leave of absence
Example Sentence
  • he had a pass for three days

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(noun) (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate
Example Sentence
  • the coach sent in a passing play on third and long

Definition
(noun) the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks
Synonyms : mountain pass , notch
Example Sentence
  • we got through the pass before it started to snow

Definition
(noun) any authorization to pass or go somewhere
Synonyms : passport
Example Sentence
  • the pass to visit had a strict time limit

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(noun) a document indicating permission to do something without restrictions
Synonyms : laissez passer
Example Sentence
  • the media representatives had special passes

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(noun) a flight or run by an aircraft over a target
Example Sentence
  • the plane turned to make a second pass

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(noun) a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs
Synonyms : strait , straits

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(noun) a difficult juncture
Synonyms : head , straits
Example Sentence
  • a pretty pass
  • matters came to a head yesterday

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(noun) one complete cycle of operations (as by a computer)
Example Sentence
  • it was not possible to complete the computation in a single pass

Definition
(noun) you advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent
Synonyms : bye
Example Sentence
  • he had a bye in the first round

Definition
(noun) a permit to enter or leave a military installation
Synonyms : liberty chit
Example Sentence
  • he had to show his pass in order to get out

Definition
(noun) a complimentary ticket
Example Sentence
  • the star got passes for his family

Definition
(noun) a usually brief attempt
Synonyms : crack , fling , go , offer , whirl
Example Sentence
  • he took a crack at it
  • I gave it a whirl

Definition
(noun) (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team
Synonyms : flip , toss
Example Sentence
  • the pass was fumbled

Definition
(noun) success in satisfying a test or requirement
Synonyms : passing , qualifying
Example Sentence
  • his future depended on his passing that test
  • he got a pass in introductory chemistry

Definition
(verb) go across or through
Synonyms : go across , go through
Example Sentence
  • We passed the point where the police car had parked
  • A terrible thought went through his mind

Definition
(verb) move past
Synonyms : go by , go past , pass by , surpass , travel by
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation
Synonyms : legislate
Example Sentence
  • They passed the amendment
  • We cannot legislate how people spend their free time

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(verb) pass by
Example Sentence
  • three years elapsed

Definition
(verb) place into the hands or custody of
Synonyms : give , hand , pass on , reach , turn over
Example Sentence
  • hand me the spoon, please
  • Turn the files over to me, please
  • He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers

Definition
(verb) stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
Synonyms : extend , go , lead , run
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) travel past
Synonyms : overhaul , overtake
Example Sentence
  • The sports car passed all the trucks

Definition
(verb) come to pass
Example Sentence
  • What is happening?
  • The meeting took place off without an incidence
  • Nothing occurred that seemed important

Definition
(verb) go unchallenged; be approved
Synonyms : clear
Example Sentence
  • The bill cleared the House

Definition
(verb) pass time in a specific way
Synonyms : spend
Example Sentence
  • how are you spending your summer vacation?

Definition
(verb) pass over, across, or through
Synonyms : draw , guide , run
Example Sentence
  • He ran his eyes over her body
  • She ran her fingers along the carved figurine
  • He drew her hair through his fingers

Definition
(verb) transmit information
Example Sentence
  • Please communicate this message to all employees
  • pass along the good news

Definition
(verb) disappear gradually
Synonyms : blow over , evanesce , fade , fleet , pass off
Example Sentence
  • The pain eventually passed off

Definition
(verb) go successfully through a test or a selection process
Synonyms : make it
Example Sentence
  • She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now

Definition
(verb) be superior or better than some standard
Synonyms : exceed , go past , overstep , top , transcend
Example Sentence
  • She exceeded our expectations
  • She topped her performance of last year

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(verb) accept or judge as acceptable
Example Sentence
  • The teacher passed the student although he was weak

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(verb) allow to go without comment or censure
Example Sentence
  • the insult passed as if unnoticed

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(verb) transfer to another; of rights or property
Example Sentence
  • Our house passed under his official control

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(verb) pass into a specified state or condition
Synonyms : lapse , sink
Example Sentence
  • He sank into nirvana

Definition
(verb) throw (a ball) to another player
Example Sentence
  • Smith passed

Definition
(verb) be inherited by
Synonyms : devolve , fall , return
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) cause to pass
Synonyms : make pass
Example Sentence
  • She passed around the plates

Definition
(verb) grant authorization or clearance for
Synonyms : authorise , authorize , clear
Example Sentence
  • Clear the manuscript for publication
  • The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography

Definition
(verb) pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) eliminate from the body
Synonyms : egest , eliminate , excrete
Example Sentence
  • Pass a kidney stone

Definition
(adj) of advancing the ball by throwing it
Synonyms : passing
Example Sentence
  • a team with a good passing attack
  • a pass play

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