Definition of 'pass'
See also: pas
- (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls; "he worked the pitcher for a base on balls"
Synonyms: base on balls walk
- (military) a written leave of absence; "he had a pass for three days"
- (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"
Synonyms: passing play passing game passing
- 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"
Synonyms: mountain pass notch
- any authorization to pass or go somewhere; "the pass to visit had a strict time limit"
- a document indicating permission to do something without restrictions; "the media representatives had special passes"
Synonyms: laissez passer
- a flight or run by an aircraft over a target; "the plane turned to make a second pass"
- a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs
Synonyms: strait straits
- a difficult juncture; "a pretty pass"; "matters came to a head yesterday"
Synonyms: head straits
- one complete cycle of operations (as by a computer); "it was not possible to complete the computation in a single pass"
- you advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent; "he had a bye in the first round"
- a permit to enter or leave a military installation; "he had to show his pass in order to get out"
Synonyms: liberty chit
- a complementary (free) ticket; "the star got passes for his family"
- a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"
Synonyms: crack fling go whirl offer
- (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team; "the pass was fumbled"
Synonyms: toss flip
- success in satisfying a test or requirement; "his future depended on his passing that test"; "he got a pass in introductory chemistry"
Synonyms: passing qualifying
Antonyms: failing flunk
- go across or through; "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind"
Synonyms: go through go across
- pass by; "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"
Synonyms: travel by pass by surpass go past go by
- make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation; "They passed the amendment"; "We cannot legislate how people's spend their free time"
- pass by; "three years elapsed"
Synonyms: elapse lapse slip by glide by slip away go by slide by go along
- 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"
Synonyms: hand reach pass on turn over give
- 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"
Synonyms: run go lead extend
- travel past; "The sports car passed all the trucks"
Synonyms: overtake overhaul
- come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"
Synonyms: happen hap go on pass off occur fall out come about take place
- go unchallenged; be approved; "The bill cleared the House"
- pass (time) in a specific way; "How are you spending your summer vacation?"
- guide or pass over something; "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers"
Synonyms: guide run draw
- transmit information ; "Please communicate this message to all employees"; "pass along the good news"
Synonyms: communicate pass on pass along put across
- disappear gradually; "The pain eventually passed off"
Synonyms: evanesce fade blow over pass off fleet
- go successfully through a test or a selection process; "She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now"
Synonyms: make it
Antonyms: fail flunk bomb flush it
- go beyond; "She exceeded our expectations"; "She topped her performance of last year"
Synonyms: exceed transcend overstep go past top
- accept or judge as acceptable; "The teacher passed the student although he was weak"
- allow to go without comment or censure; "the insult passed as if unnoticed"
- transfer to another; of rights or property; "Our house passed under his official control"
- pass into a specified state or condition; "He sank into Nirvana"
Synonyms: sink lapse
- be identified, regarded, accepted, or mistaken for someone or something else; as by denying one's own ancestry or background; "He could pass as his twin brother"; "She passed as a White woman even though her grandfather was Black"
- throw (a ball) to another player; "Smith passed"
- 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"
Synonyms: fall return devolve
- cause to pass; "She passed around the plates"
Synonyms: make pass
- grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"
Synonyms: authorize authorise clear
- pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "They children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"
Synonyms: die decease perish go exit pass away expire kick the bucket cash in one's chips buy the farm conk give-up the ghost drop dead pop off choke croak snuff it
Antonyms: be born
- eliminate from the body; "Pass a kidney stone"
Synonyms: excrete egest eliminate
- of advancing the ball by throwing it; "a team with a good passing attack"; "a pass play"