1. [ verb ] go across or through
Synonyms: go_across go_through

"We passed the point where the police car had parked" "A terrible thought went through his mind"

Related terms: travel traverse transit make_one's_way make break_through infiltrate fumble transgress cycle run crash cut squeak_by muscle negociate lock traverse transit jump
2. [ verb ] pass by
Synonyms: pass_by go_by go_past surpass travel_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"

Related terms: travel fly_by zip_by skirt run_by passerby
3. [ verb ] (law) make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation
Synonyms: legislate

"They passed the amendment" "We cannot legislate how people's spend their free time"

Related terms: ordain legislator enactment legislation
4. [ verb ] pass by, as of time
Synonyms: go_by elapse go_along slip_away glide_by slide_by slip_by lapse
Related terms: advance fly lapse
5. [ verb ] place into the hands or custody of
Synonyms: hand give turn_over pass_on reach

"hand me the spoon, please" "Turn the files over to me, please" "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"

Related terms: transfer give release entrust hand_over entrust deal slip impart communicate hand_over give_away relegate pass_on hand_down hand passage
6. [ verb ] be a forerunner of or occur earlier than, as in
Synonyms: happen take_place go_on come_about anticipate pass_off fall_out hap occur

: "This composition anticipates Impressionism"

Related terms: happen come happen work turn_out proceed happen arise recur concur develop befall fall fall chance go_off anticipate intervene break give transpire supervene break come_around synchronize happening hap
7. [ verb ] travel past, as of a vehicle
Synonyms: overtake overhaul

"The sports car passed all the trucks" "

Related terms: advance get_by clear passing
8. [ verb ] stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
Synonyms: run extend lead go

"Service runs all the way to Cranbury" "His knowledge doesn't go very far" "My memory extends back to my fourth year of life"

Related terms: be come go_far radiate reach line range
9. [ verb ] come to pass
Synonyms: happen occur take_place go_on come_about pass_off hap

"What is happening?" "The meeting took place off without an incidence" "Nothing occurred that seemed important"

Related terms: come anticipate happen work turn_out proceed happen arise recur concur develop befall fall fall chance go_off synchronize break give supervene come_around transpire break
10. [ noun ] (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
Synonyms: walk base_on_balls

"he worked the pitcher for a base on balls"

Related terms: accomplishment baseball
11. [ verb ] go unchallenged; be approved
Synonyms: clear

"The bill cleared the House"

Related terms: succeed clear
12. [ noun ] (military) a written leave of absence

"he had a pass for three days"

Related terms: leave military
13. [ verb ] transmit information
Synonyms: communicate put_across pass_on

"Please communicate this message to all employees"

Related terms: convey request reveal acknowledge relay render get_across carry message message send_a_message plant communication communication communicator
14. [ verb ] disappear gradually; as of emotions, for example
Synonyms: fade pass_off blow_over fleet evanesce

"The pain eventually passed off"

Related terms: disappear passing
15. [ verb ] pass in a specific way; as of time
Synonyms: spend

"How are you spending your summer vacation?"

Related terms: lead serve vacation winter put_in while_away misspend christmas weekend piddle sojourn sunday summer soldier
16. [ verb ] guide or pass over something;
Synonyms: run draw guide

"He ran his eyes over her body" "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine" "He drew her hair through his fingers"

Related terms: rub thread thread wipe circulate go_around string run
17. [ verb ] go successfully through a test or a selection process
Synonyms: make_it

: "She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now"

Related terms: fail succeed breeze_through passer
18. [ noun ] (sport,american football) a football play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate
Synonyms: passing passing_game passing_play

"the coach sent in a passing play on third and long"

Related terms: football_play forward_pass lateral_pass spot_pass American_football
19. [ verb ] allow to go without comment or censure

: "the insult passed as if unnoticed"

Related terms: let
20. [ verb ] accept or judge as acceptable

"The teacher passed the student although he was weak"

Related terms: fail judge
21. [ verb ] go beyond
Synonyms: exceed top transcend go_past overstep

"She exceeded out expectations" "She topped her performance of last year"

Related terms: excel acme transcendence exceedance
22. [ noun ] a document indicating permission to do something without restrictions
Synonyms: laissez_passer

"the media representatives had special passes"

Related terms: permission ticket-of-leave hall_pass boarding_card
23. [ noun ] (transportation) a flight or run by an aircraft over a target

"the plane turned to make a second pass"

Related terms: flight
24. [ noun ] any authorization to pass or go somewhere
Synonyms: passport

"the pass to visit had a strict time limit"

Related terms: permission safe-conduct authorize
25. [ verb ] transfer to another; of rights or property

"Our house passed under his official control"

Related terms: change
26. [ noun ] (geography) the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks
Synonyms: notch mountain_pass

"we got through the pass before it started to snow"

Related terms: location defile brenner_pass col saddleback khyber_pass Cumberland_Gap donner_pass range
27. [ verb ] pass into a specified state or condition
Synonyms: sink lapse

: "He sank into Nirvana"

Related terms: move passage
28. [ verb ] throw (a ball) to another player

"Smith passed"

Related terms: throw passer
29. [ verb ] succeed at easily
Synonyms: sweep_through make_it breeze_through pass_with_flying_colors sail_through ace nail

"She sailed through her exams" "You will pass with flying colors" "She nailed her astrophysics course"

Related terms: fail succeed breeze_through ace
30. [ verb ] eliminate from the body
Synonyms: eliminate egest excrete

"Pass a kidney stone"

Related terms: discharge sweat exude defecate vomit make evacuate urinate passage elimination
31. [ noun ] (military,writing) a permit to enter or leave a military installation
Synonyms: liberty_chit

"he had to show his pass in order to get out"

Related terms: license military
32. [ adjective ] (football) of advancing the ball by throwing it
Synonyms: passing

"a team with a good passing attack" "a pass play"

Related terms: running football
33. [ verb ] grant authorization or clearance for
Synonyms: authorize clear authorise

"Clear the manuscript for publication" "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"

Related terms: permit approve entitle validate license declare sanction empower commission approbate certificate authority clearance authoriser authorization
34. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 6528
35. [ verb ] (biology) pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
Synonyms: die perish pass_away go expire exit decease

"She died from cancer" "They children perished in the fire" "The patient went peacefully"

Related terms: be_born change_state starve fall drown kick_the_bucket buy_it suffocate predecease suffocate succumb die_out die_out die_back die_down fail die death death death Death death death loss dead_person
36. [ noun ] (law) you advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent
Synonyms: bye

"he had a bye in the first round"

Related terms: concession
37. [ noun ] (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team
Synonyms: toss flip

"the pass was fumbled"

Related terms: throw centering sport flip chuck flip
38. [ verb ] cause to pass
Synonyms: make_pass

: "She passed around the plates"

Related terms: pass_through cycle run pass_off
39. [ noun ] a difficult juncture
Synonyms: straits head

"a pretty pass" "matters came to a head yesterday"

Related terms: juncture
40. [ noun ] (computer science) one complete cycle of operations (as by a computer)

"it was not possible to complete the computation in a single pass"

Related terms: cycle computer
41. [ verb ] be inherited by
Synonyms: return devolve fall

"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"

Related terms: change_hands fall accrue
42. [ verb ] 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"

Related terms: be passer
43. [ noun ] a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs
Synonyms: straits strait
Related terms: situation situation desperate_straits
44. [ noun ] (writing) a complementary (free) ticket

"the start got passes for his family"

Related terms: ticket
45. [ noun ] a usually brief attempt
Synonyms: fling go whirl offer crack

"he took a crack at it" "I gave it a whirl"

Related terms: attempt
46. [ noun ] success in satisfying a test or requirement
Synonyms: qualifying passing

"his future depended on his passing that test" "he got a pass in introductory chemistry"

Related terms: failing success qualify
Similar spelling:   passe