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Definition of Pass

Pass

  1. In football, hockey, etc., a transfer of the ball, etc., to another player of one's side, usually at some distance.
  2. In football, hockey, etc., to make pass; to transfer the ball, etc., to another player of one's own side.
  3. To go; to move; to proceed; to be moved or transferred from one point to another; to make a transit; -- usually with a following adverb or adverbal phrase defining the kind or manner of motion; as, to pass on, by, out, in, etc.; to pass swiftly, directly, smoothly, etc.; to pass to the rear, under the yoke, over the bridge, across the field, beyond the border, etc.
  4. To move or be transferred from one state or condition to another; to change possession, condition, or circumstances; to undergo transition; as, the business has passed into other hands.
  5. To move beyond the range of the senses or of knowledge; to pass away; hence, to disappear; to vanish; to depart; specifically, to depart from life; to die.
  6. To move or to come into being or under notice; to come and go in consciousness; hence, to take place; to occur; to happen; to come; to occur progressively or in succession; to be present transitorily.
  7. To go by or glide by, as time; to elapse; to be spent; as, their vacation passed pleasantly.
  8. To go from one person to another; hence, to be given and taken freely; as, clipped coin will not pass; to obtain general acceptance; to be held or regarded; to circulate; to be current; -- followed by for before a word denoting value or estimation.
  9. To advance through all the steps or stages necessary to validity or effectiveness; to be carried through a body that has power to sanction or reject; to receive legislative sanction; to be enacted; as, the resolution passed; the bill passed both houses of Congress.
  10. To go through any inspection or test successfully; to be approved or accepted; as, he attempted the examination, but did not expect to pass.
  11. To be suffered to go on; to be tolerated; hence, to continue; to live along.
  12. To go unheeded or neglected; to proceed without hindrance or opposition; as, we let this act pass.
  13. To go beyond bounds; to surpass; to be in excess.
  14. To take heed; to care.
  15. To go through the intestines.
  16. To be conveyed or transferred by will, deed, or other instrument of conveyance; as, an estate passes by a certain clause in a deed.
  17. To make a lunge or pass; to thrust.
  18. To decline to take an optional action when it is one's turn, as to decline to bid, or to bet, or to play a card; in euchre, to decline to make the trump.
  19. In football, hockey, etc., to make a pass; to transfer the ball, etc., to another player of one's own side.
  20. To go by, beyond, over, through, or the like; to proceed from one side to the other of; as, to pass a house, a stream, a boundary, etc.
  21. To go from one limit to the other of; to spend; to live through; to have experience of; to undergo; to suffer.
  22. To go by without noticing; to omit attention to; to take no note of; to disregard.
  23. To transcend; to surpass; to excel; to exceed.
  24. To go successfully through, as an examination, trail, test, etc.; to obtain the formal sanction of, as a legislative body; as, he passed his examination; the bill passed the senate.
  25. 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; as, the waiter passed bisquit and cheese; the torch was passed from hand to hand.
  26. To cause to pass the lips; to utter; to pronounce; hence, to promise; to pledge; as, to pass sentence.
  27. 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; as, he passed the bill through the committee; the senate passed the law.
  28. To put in circulation; to give currency to; as, to pass counterfeit money.
  29. To cause to obtain entrance, admission, or conveyance; as, to pass a person into a theater, or over a railroad.
  30. To emit from the bowels; to evacuate.
  31. To take a turn with (a line, gasket, etc.), as around a sail in furling, and make secure.
  32. To make, as a thrust, punto, etc.
  33. 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; as, a mountain pass.
  34. A thrust or push; an attempt to stab or strike an adversary.
  35. A movement of the hand over or along anything; the manipulation of a mesmerist.
  36. A single passage of a bar, rail, sheet, etc., between the rolls.
  37. State of things; condition; predicament.
  38. Permission or license to pass, or to go and come; a psssport; a ticket permitting free transit or admission; as, a railroad or theater pass; a military pass.
  39. Fig.: a thrust; a sally of wit.
  40. Estimation; character.
  41. A part; a division.

Pass Quotations

Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.
Dalai Lama

Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.
Robert H. Schuller

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.
Nelson Mandela

There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.
Jiddu Krishnamurti

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
Ronald Reagan
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Pass Translations

pass in Afrikaans is verbykom, deurbring, verlof, aangee, verbygaan
pass in Dutch is inhalen
pass in German is Durchlauf, Durchlauf, Arbeitsgang, ablaufen
pass in Italian is passare, trascorrere, lasciapassare
pass in Portuguese is passagem
pass in Spanish is pasar, adelantar, boleta, delito

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