Complete Definition of "pass"

see|Pass
English

rank|opened|purpose|fall|545|pass|doing|note|pay

Pronunciation
a|UK IPA|/pÉËs/
a|US IPA|/pæs/
audio|en-us-pass.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉËs|-ÉËs

Verb
en-verb|pass|es

  1. defn|English

rfc-header|Intransitive

Intransitive

  1. To move or be moved from one place to another.
  2. To change from one state to another.
  3. To move beyond the range of the senses or of knowledge.

#:Quotations
#::Beauty is a charm, but soon the charm will pass. — Dryden

  1. (with "on" or "away"): To die.
  2. To come and go in consciousness.
  3. To happen.
  4. Of time, to elapse, to be spent.

#:Their vacation passed pleasantly.

  1. To go from one person to another.
  2. To advance through all the steps or stages necessary to validity or effectiveness.

#:The bill passed both houses of Congress.

  1. To go through any inspection or test successfully.

#:He attempted the examination, but did not expect to pass.

  1. To be tolerated.
  2. To continue.
  3. To proceed without hindrance or opposition.
  4. obsolete: To go beyond bounds; to surpass; to be in excess.

#:Quotations
#::This passes, Master Ford. — Shakespeare

  1. obsolete: To take heed.

#:Quotations
#::As for these silken-coated slaves, I pass not. — Shakespeare
#:To go through the intestines. (Arbuthnot)

  1. Law To be conveyed or transferred by will, deed, or other instrument of conveyance.

#:An estate passes by a certain clause in a deed.

  1. fencing To make a lunge or swipe.
  2. In any game, to decline to play in one's turn.
  3. In euchre, to decline to make the trump.

Synonyms
i-c|move or be moved from one place to another go, move
i-c|change from one state to another
i-c|move beyond the range of the senses or of knowledge
i-c|die pass away, pass over
i-c|come and go in consciousness
i-c|happen happen, occur
i-c|elapse elapse, go by
i-c|go from one person to another
i-c|advance through all the steps or stages necessary to validity or effectiveness
i-c|go through any inspection or test successfully
i-c|to be tolerated
i-c|to continue continue, go on
i-c|proceed without hindrance or opposition
i-c|obsolete: go beyond bounds exceed, surpass
i-c|obsolete: take heed take heed, take notice
i-c|go through the intestines
i-c|be conveyed or transferred by will|deed|or other instrument of conveyance
i-c|fencing: to make a lunge or pass thrust
(decline to play in one's turn):
i-c|in euchre|decline to make the trump

Translations
trans-top|move or be moved from one place to another
Finnish: liikkua (intransitive), liikuttaa (transitive)
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Spanish: pasar
Swahili: kupita
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trans-top|change from one state to another
Finnish: muuttua, vaihtua
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Slovene: preiti
Spanish: pasar
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trans-top|move beyond the range of the senses or of knowledge
Finnish: kadota
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Spanish: pasar
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trans-top|die
Finnish: poistua, kuolla
Kurdish: KUchar|ÙردÙ, KUchar|عÙØ±Û Ø®Ùا
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Slovene: umreti, preminiti
Spanish: fallecer
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trans-top|come and go in consciousness
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trans-top|happen
Finnish: tapahtua, käydä
German: passieren
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trans-top|elapse
Finnish: kulua, mennä
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Lithuanian: slinkti
Slovene: miniti
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trans-top|go from one person to another
Finnish: siirtyä
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Spanish: pasar
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trans-top|advance through all the steps or stages necessary to validity or effectiveness
Finnish: läpäistä, mennä läpi
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Spanish: pasar
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trans-top|go through any inspection or test successfully
Finnish: mennä läpi, läpäistä, päästä läpi
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Spanish: pasar
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trans-top|to be tolerated
Finnish: sietää, käydä
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Spanish: pasar
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trans-top|to continue
Finnish: jatkua
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Spanish: pasar
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trans-top|proceed without hindrance or opposition
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trans-top|obsolete: go beyond bounds
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trans-top|obsolete: take heed
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trans-top|go through the intestines
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Spanish: pasar
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trans-top|be conveyed or transferred by will, deed, or other instrument of conveyance
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trans-top|fencing: to make a lunge or pass
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trans-top|decline to play in one's turn
Finnish: passata, jättää väliin
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trans-top|in euchre, decline to make the trump
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Translations to be checked
checktrans
ttbc|Japanese: çµã¤ (tatsu)

Transitive

  1. To go by, over, through, or the like; to proceed from one side to the other of.

#:pass a house

  1. To go from one limit to the other of; to spend.

#:Quotations
#::To pass commodiously this life. — Milton

  1. To live through; to have experience of; to undergo; to suffer.

#::She loved me for the dangers I had passed. — Shakespeare

  1. To go by without noticing; to omit attention to; to take no note of; to disregard.

#:Quotations
#::Please you that I may pass This doing. — Shakespeare
#::I pass their warlike pomp, their proud array. — Dryden

  1. To transcend; to surpass; to excel; to exceed.

#:Quotations
#::And strive to pass . . . Their native music by her skillful art. — Spenser
#::Whose tender power Passes the strength of storms in their most desolate hour. — Byron

  1. To go successfully through, as an examination, trail, test, etc.

#:He passed his examination.

  1. To obtain the formal sanction of, as a legislative body.

#:The bill passed the senate.

  1. 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.

#:The waiter passed biscuit and cheese.
#:The torch was passed from hand to hand.
#:Quotations
#::I had only time to pass my eye over the medals. — Addison
#::Waller passed over five thousand horse and foot by Newbridge. — Clarendon

  1. To cause to pass the lips; to utter; to pronounce.
  2. Hence, to promise; to pledge.

#:to pass sentence — Shakespeare
#:Quotations
#::Father, thy word is passed. — Milton

  1. 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.

#:He passed the bill through the committee.
#:The senate passed the law.

  1. To put in circulation; to give currency to.

#:pass counterfeit money
#:Quotations
#::Pass the happy news. — Tennyson

  1. To cause to obtain entrance, admission, or conveyance.

#:pass a person into a theater or over a railroad

  1. medical To emit from the bowels.
  2. nautical To take a turn with (a line, gasket, etc.), as around a sail in furling, and make secure.
  3. fencing To make, as a thrust, punto, etc.
  4. sport To move the ball or puck or a teammate.

Synonyms
i-c|go by|over|etc pass by, pass over, etc.
i-c|go from one limit to the other of spend
i-c|live through bear, endure, suffer, tolerate, undergo
i-c|go by without noticing disregard, ignore, take no notice of
i-c|transcend better, exceed, excel, outdo, surpass, transcend
i-c|go successfully through
i-c|obtain the formal sanction of be accepted by, be passed by
i-c|cause to move or go deliver, give, hand, make over, send, transfer, transmit
i-c|utter pronounce, say, speak, utter
i-c|promise pledge, promise, vow
i-c|cause to advance by stages of process approve, enact, ratify
i-c|put into circulation circulate, pass around
i-c|cause to obtain entrance admit, let in, let past
i-c|medical: emit from the bowels evacuate, void
(nautical: take a turn with (a line, gasket, etc.), as around a sail in furling, and make secure)
i-c|fencing: make|as a thrust|punto make

Translations
trans-top|go by, over, etc
Arabic: Arab|Ùر IPAchar|(márra)
Chinese: è¿ (guò)
Dutch: voorbijgaan
Finnish: kulkea
French: passer
German: vorbeigehen
Hungarian: elmenni
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Italian: passare
Japanese: éãã (ããã, sugiru)
Korean: ì§ëê°ë¤ (jinagada)
Portuguese: passar
Russian: пÑоÑодиÑÑ (proxodítâ)
Spanish: pasar
Swedish: förflytta
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trans-top|go from one limit to the other of
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trans-top|live through
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trans-top|go by without noticing
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trans-top|transcend
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trans-top|go successfully through
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trans-top|obtain the formal sanction of
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trans-top|cause to move or go
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trans-top|utter
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trans-top|promise
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trans-top|cause to advance by stages of process
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trans-top|put into circulation
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trans-top|cause to obtain entrance
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trans-top|medical: emit from the bowels
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'nautical: take a turn with (a line, gasket, etc.), as around a sail in furling, and make secure)

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trans-top|fencing: make, as a thrust, punto
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Swahili: kupitisha
Slovene: iti mimo

Noun
en-noun|es

  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.

#:a mountain pass
#:Quotations
#::"Try not the pass!" the old man said. — Longfellow

  1. fencing A thrust or push; an attempt to stab or strike an adversary. (Shakespeare)
  2. A movement of the hand over or along anything; the manipulation of a mesmerist.
  3. (rolling metals) A single passage of a bar, rail, sheet, etc., between the rolls.
  4. The state of things; condition; predicament.

#:Quotations
#::Have his daughters brought him to this pass. — Shakespeare
#::Matters have been brought to this pass. — South.

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

#:Quotations
#:A ship sailing under the flag and pass of an enemy. — Kent

  1. baseball An intentional walk

#: Smith was given a pass after Jones' double.

  1. 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.
  2. figurative A thrust; a sally of wit. (Shakespeare)
  3. A sexual advance.

#: The man kicked his friend out of the house after he made a pass at his wife.

  1. obsolete Estimation; character.

#:Quotations
#::Common speech gives him a worthy pass. — Shakespeare

  1. (obsolete; Chaucer; compare passus) A part, a division.
  2. 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. (Antonym: a meet.)
  3. sport The act of moving the ball or puck from one player to another.

Synonyms
i-c|opening|road|or track|available for passing gap
i-c|fencing: thrust or push thrust
i-c|movement of the hand over or along anything; the manipulation of a mesmerist
i-c|rolling metals: a single passage of a bar|rail|sheet|etc.|between the rolls transit
i-c|the state of things condition, predicament, state
i-c|permission or license to pass|or to go and come access, admission, entry
i-c|document granting permission to pass or to go and come
i-c|figurative: a thrust; a sally of wit
i-c|obsolete: estimation; character
i-c|obsolete: a part|a division

Translations
trans-top|opening, road, or track, available for passing
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Swedish: passage
Slovene: prehod
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trans-top|fencing: thrust or push
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trans-top|movement of the hand over or along anything; the manipulation of a mesmerist
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trans-top|rolling metals: a single passage of a bar, rail, sheet, etc., between the rolls
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trans-top|the state of things
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trans-top|permission or license to pass, or to go and come
Slovene: prepustnica
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trans-top|document granting permission to pass or to go and come
Slovene: prepustnica
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Swedish: pass n
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trans-top|figurative: a thrust; a sally of wit
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trans-top|obsolete: estimation; character
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trans-top|obsolete: a part, a division
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Derived terms
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bring to pass
come to pass
pass away
pass boat
Pass book<!--(a) A book in which a trader enters articles bought on credit, and then passes or sends it to the purchaser. (b) See Bank book.-->
pass box<!-- (Mil.), a wooden or metallic box, used to carry cartridges from the service magazine to the piece.-->
pass by
pass check<!-- a ticket of admission to a place of entertainment, or of readmission for one who goes away in expectation of returning. -->
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pass for
pass into
pass off
pass on
pass over
Passover
pass up
pass upon
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Category:English ergative verbs


Faroese

Pronunciation
IPA|[pasË]

Noun
infl|fo|noun|g=n

  1. passport

Declension
fo-decl-noun-n11|pass


Swedish

Pronunciation
audio|Sv-pass.ogg|audio

Etymology 1
From G.|sv, originally from It.|sv passo.

Noun
sv-noun-n-zero
infl|sv|noun|g=n

  1. #English|pass i|document granting permission to pass

Etymology 2
rfe|lang=sv

Noun
sv-noun-n-zero
infl|sv|noun|g=n

  1. #English|pass i|between mountains
  2. i|in certain games Statement that the player can't, or does not wish, to make a move.

Etymology 3
rfe|lang=sv
Noun
infl|sv|noun|g=c
sv-noun-reg-ar

#context|ball sports|lang=sv #English|pass; a transfer of the ball from one player to another in the same team

Synonyms
passning

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hu:pass
ja:pass
pl:pass
ru:pass
fi:pass
sv:pass
ta:pass
te:pass
vi:pass
tr:pass
zh:pass

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