- 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.
verb (pass, es)
- a mountain pass
- :"Try not the pass!" the old man said. — Longfellow
- (fencing) A thrust or push; an attempt to stab or strike an adversary. (Shakespeare)
- A movement of the hand over or along anything; the manipulation of a mesmerist.
- (rolling metals) A single passage of a bar, rail, sheet, etc., between the rolls.
- The state of things; condition; predicament.
- :Have his daughters brought him to this pass. — Shakespeare
- :Matters have been brought to this pass. — South.
- Permission or license to pass, or to go and come.
- A ship sailing under the flag and pass of an enemy. — Kent
- (baseball) An intentional walk
- Smith was given a after Jones' double.
- 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.
- (figurative) A thrust; a sally of wit. (Shakespeare)
- A sexual advance.
- The man kicked his friend out of the house after he made a at his wife.
- (obsolete) Estimation; character.
- :Common speech gives him a worthy pass. — Shakespeare
- (obsolete; Chaucer; compare passus) A part, a division.
- (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.)
- (sport) The act of moving the ball or puck from one player to another.
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