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  1. grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls; "he worked the pitcher for a base on balls" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. you advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent; "he had a bye in the first round" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. transmit information ; "Please communicate this message to all employees" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. pass from physical life and lose all all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "They children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. eliminate from the body; "Pass a kidney stone" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team; "the pass was fumbled" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. go across or through; "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. a document indicating permission to do something without restrictions; "the media representatives had special passes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. pass into a specified state or condition; "He sank into Nirvana" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation; "They passed the amendment"; "We cannot legislate how people's spend their free time" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. a permit to enter or leave a military installation; "he had to show his pass in order to get out" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. go successfully through a test or a selection process; "She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. cause to pass; "She passed around the plates" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. success in satisfying a test or requirement; "his future depended on his passing that test"; "he got a pass in introductory chemistry" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. a flight or run by an aircraft over a target; "the plane turned to make a second pass" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. a football play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate; "the coach sent in a passing play on third and long" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. a complementary (free) ticket; "the start got passes for his family" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. a difficult juncture; "a pretty pass"; "matters came to a head yesterday" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. (football) of advancing the ball by throwing it; "a team with a good passing attack"; "a pass play" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. any authorization to pass or go somewhere; "the pass to visit had a strict time limit" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  29. a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  30. (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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  31. one complete cycle of operations (as by a computer); "it was not possible to complete the computation in a single pass" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  32. (military) a written leave of absence; "he had a pass for three days" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  33. disappear gradually; "The pain eventually passed off" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  34. travel past; "The sports car passed all the trucks" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  35. pass by; "three years elapsed" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  36. transfer to another; of rights or property; "Our house passed under his official control" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  37. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  38. throw (a ball) to another player; "Smith passed" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  39. allow to go without comment or censure; "the insult passed as if unnoticed" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  40. go unchallenged; be approved; "The bill cleared the House" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  41. accept or judge as acceptable; "The teacher passed the student although he was weak" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  42. go beyond; "She exceeded our expectations"; "She topped her performance of last year" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  43. 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". Wordnet Dictionary DB
  44. pass (time) in a specific way; "How are you spending your summer vacation?" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  45. of advancing the ball by throwing it; "a team with a good passing attack"; "a pass play" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  46. In football, hockey, etc., a transfer of the ball, etc., to another player of one's side, usually at some distance. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. In football, hockey, etc., to make pass; to transfer the ball, etc., to another player of one's own side. Webster Dictionary DB
  48. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  49. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  50. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  51. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  52. To go by or glide by, as time; to elapse; to be spent; as, their vacation passed pleasantly. Webster Dictionary DB
  53. To go through any inspection or test successfully; to be approved or accepted; as, he attempted the examination, but did not expect to pass. Webster Dictionary DB
  54. To be suffered to go on; to be tolerated; hence, to continue; to live along. Webster Dictionary DB
  55. To go unheeded or neglected; to proceed without hindrance or opposition; as, we let this act pass. Webster Dictionary DB
  56. To go beyond bounds; to surpass; to be in excess. Webster Dictionary DB
  57. To take heed; to care. Webster Dictionary DB
  58. To go through the intestines. Webster Dictionary DB
  59. To be conveyed or transferred by will, deed, or other instrument of conveyance; as, an estate passes by a certain clause in a deed. Webster Dictionary DB
  60. To make a lunge or pass; to thrust. Webster Dictionary DB
  61. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  62. In football, hockey, etc., to make a pass; to transfer the ball, etc., to another player of one's own side. Webster Dictionary DB
  63. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  64. To go from one limit to the other of; to spend; to live through; to have experience of; to undergo; to suffer. Webster Dictionary DB
  65. To go by without noticing; to omit attention to; to take no note of; to disregard. Webster Dictionary DB
  66. To transcend; to surpass; to excel; to exceed. Webster Dictionary DB
  67. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  68. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  69. To cause to pass the lips; to utter; to pronounce; hence, to promise; to pledge; as, to pass sentence. Webster Dictionary DB
  70. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  71. To put in circulation; to give currency to; as, to pass counterfeit money. Webster Dictionary DB
  72. To cause to obtain entrance, admission, or conveyance; as, to pass a person into a theater, or over a railroad. Webster Dictionary DB
  73. To emit from the bowels; to evacuate. Webster Dictionary DB
  74. To take a turn with (a line, gasket, etc.), as around a sail in furling, and make secure. Webster Dictionary DB
  75. To make, as a thrust, punto, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  76. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  77. A thrust or push; an attempt to stab or strike an adversary. Webster Dictionary DB
  78. A movement of the hand over or along anything; the manipulation of a mesmerist. Webster Dictionary DB
  79. A single passage of a bar, rail, sheet, etc., between the rolls. Webster Dictionary DB
  80. State of things; condition; predicament. Webster Dictionary DB
  81. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  82. Fig.: a thrust; a sally of wit. Webster Dictionary DB
  83. Estimation; character. Webster Dictionary DB
  84. A part; a division. Webster Dictionary DB
  85. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  86. To go or move from one place, state, or condition to another; to move along; as, the parade passes down the street; to be exchanged; as, money passed between them; to go by; as, the night passed; to make one's way; to go unnoticed; as, his action passed without rebuke; to go from person to person; circulate; to be enacted; as, the law finally passed; depart; die. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  87. To go by, through, beyond, etc.; as, to pass the house; to pass an examination; to pass the age of twenty-one; to cause or allow to go; to hand; as, to pass the butter; to spend; to exceed; to give as a judgment; utter. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  88. A narrow passage; defile; as, a pass in the mountains; permission; as, a railway pass; state of extremity; as, to come to a dreadful pass; a thrust, as in fencing. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  89. To pace or walk onward: to move from one place to another: to travel: to go from one state to another: to change: to circulate: to be regarded: to go by: to go unheeded or neglected: to elapse, as time: to be finished: to move away: to disappear: (B.) to pass away: to go through inspection: to be approved: to happen: to fall, as by inheritance: to flow through: to thrust, as with a sword: to run, as a road:-pa.p. passed and past. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  90. To go by, over, beyond, through, etc.: to spend: to omit, to disregard: to surpass: to enact, or to be enacted by: to cause to move: to send: to transfer: to give forth: to cause to go by: to approve: to give circulation to: (fencing) to thrust. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  91. That through which one passes: a narrow passage: a narrow defile: a passport: state or condition: (fencing) a thrust. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  92. A passage; passport; thrust. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  93. To go by, over, beyond, &c.; spend; omit; enact; cause to go by. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  94. To go by; move; elapse; circulate. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  95. To go by, over, through, or beyond; spend, as time; undergo; endure; surpass. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  96. To move; transfer; convey; put in circulation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  97. To pronounce, as a judgment; adopt or enact, as a law. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  98. To move or glide by; elapse. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  99. To circulate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  100. To occur. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  101. To go through a course successfully. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  102. A way or opening; defile; waterway. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  103. Permission to pass; a passport. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  104. A state of affairs; crisis. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  105. A lunge. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  106. A narrow passage, entrance, or avenue; a passage; a road; a permission to pass; extreme state; a thrust. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  107. To go beyond, through, or over; to spend; to cause to move hastily; to transfer; to strain; to utter; to pronounce; to cause to go; to omit; to approve; to enact. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  108. To move from one place to another, or from one state to another; to change; to disappear; to elapse; to be enacted; to be current; to be regarded; to take place; to thrust; to let go unheeded; to go through inspection; to be approved; to be transferred; to go through; to run, To come to pass, to happen. See Pacs. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  109. A narrow passage or entrance; permission or licence; an order by which vagrants or paupers are sent to their native place; a free journey-ticket on a railway; an unpaid admission to a place of amusement; a push or thrust in fencing; state or condition. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  110. To cause to move onward; to move or proceed from one place, state, &c., to another; to go; to live through; to utter or pronounce, as an opinion; to neglect or omit; to enact or be enacted; to go through the necessary stages and receive sanction, as a bill in Parliament; to determine finally; to thrust, as in fencing; to undergo; to be at an end; to go beyond; to go through; to be generally received; to run or extend; to vanish; to circulate, as to pass bad money; to admit or allow, as to pass the accounts. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  111. 1. To pronounce or to declare. 2. To be approved by authorities. 3. A document that allows a prisoner a temporary leave. thelawdictionary.org
  112. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  113. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  114. pas, v.i. to pace or walk onward: to move from one place or state to another: to travel: to change: to circulate: to be regarded: to go by: to go unheeded or neglected: to elapse, as time: to be finished: to move away: to disappear: (B.) to pass away: to go through an examination or an inspection: to be approved: to meet with acceptance: to happen: to fall, as by inheritance: to flow through: to thrust, as with a sword: to run, as a road.--v.t. to go by, over, beyond, through, &c.: to spend: to omit: to disregard: to surpass: to enact, or to be enacted by: to cause to move: to send: to transfer: to give forth: to cause to go from one person or state to another: to approve: to undergo successfully: to give circulation to: (fencing) to thrust:--pa.p. passed and past.--n. a way through which one passes: a narrow passage, esp. over or through a range of mountains: a narrow defile: a passport: state or condition: a written permission to go out or in anywhere: a ticket: (fencing) a thrust: success in any examination or other test, a certificate of having reached a certain standard--without honours.--adj. PASS'ABLE, that may be passed, travelled over, or navigated: that may bear inspection: that may be accepted or allowed to pass: a little above the common: tolerable.--n. PASS'ABLENESS.--adv. PASS'ABLY.--ns. PASS'BOOK, a book that passes between a trader and his customer, in which credit purchases are entered: a bank-book; PASS'-CHECK, a ticket of admission to a place, or of readmission when one goes out intending to return; PASS'ER, one who passes; PASS'ER-BY, one who passes by or near; PASS'KEY, a key enabling one to enter a house: a key for opening several locks.--adj. PASS'LESS, having no pass: impassable.--ns. PASS'MAN, one who gains a degree or pass without honours at a university; PASS'PORT, a warrant of protection and permission to travel; PASS'WORD (mil.), a private word by which a friend is distinguishable from a stranger, enabling one to pass or enter a camp, &c.--PASS MUSTER, to go through an inspection without fault being found; PASS OFF, to impose fraudulently, to palm off; PASS ON, to go forward: to proceed; PASS ON, or UPON, to come upon, to happen to: to give judgment or sentence upon: to practise artfully, to impose upon, to palm off; PASS OVER, or BY, to go to the other side of: to cross, to go past without visiting or halting: to overlook, to disregard; PASS THE TIME OF DAY, to exchange any ordinary greeting of civility; PASS THROUGH, to undergo, experience.--BRING TO PASS, to cause to happen; COME TO PASS, to happen. [O. Fr. passer--It. passare--passus, a step.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  115. (p.p. passed or as adj. past). 1. intr. Move onward, proceed, (along, down, over, on, &c.); circulate, be current; p. for, be accepted as; p. (be currently known) by the name of; be transported from place to place; change (into something, from one state to another); die (now usu. p. hence, p. from among us, &c.); go by, as saw the procession p., time passes rapidly, remarks p. unnoticed; come to an end, as kingdoms& nations p.; get through, effect a passage; go uncensured, be accepted as adequate; (of bill in Parliament, proposal, &c.) be sanctioned; (of candidate) satisfy examiner; happen, be done or said, as I saw or heard what was passing; adjudicate (upon); (of judgment) be given (for plaintiff &c.); (Cards) forgo one\'s opportunity, e.g. of making trump, (also) throw up one\'s hand. 2. trans. Leave (thing &c.) on one side or behind as one goes; go across (sea, frontier, mountain-range); (of bill) be examined& approved by (House of Commons &c.); reach standard required by (examiner, examination); p. MUSTER; outstrip; surpass; be too great for, as it passes my comprehension; transport (usu. w. prep. or adv.); move, cause to go, as passed his hand across his forehead, p. your eye (glance) over this letter, p. a rope round it; cause to go by, as p. (troops) in review; cause, allow, (measure in Parliament, candidate for examination, &c.) to proceed after scrutiny; spend (time, the winter, &c.); hand round, transfer, as read this& p. it on; give currency to (coin, esp. base coin); pledge (one\'s word, oath, &c.); utter (criticism, judicial sentence, upon); p. the TIME of day. 3. Spec. senses w. advv. & prepp.: p. away, die, come to an end; p. by (adv. or prep.), omit, disregard; p. off, (of sensations &c.) disappear gradually, (of proceedings) be carried through (without a hitch &c.), (trans.) palm off (thing upon person for or as what it is not); p. over (adv. or prep.), omit, make no remark upon, as p. over his subsequent conduct, p. it over in silence; p. through, experience. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  116. Passing, esp. of examination; (Univv.) attainment of standard that satisfies examiners but does not entitle to honours; bring to p., accomplish, carry out; come to p., happen; critical position, as things have come to a strange p.; written permission to pass into or out of a place; (usu. free p.) ticket authorizing holder to travel free on railway &c.; thrust in fencing; juggling trick; passing of hands over anything, esp. in mesmerism; p.-book, book supplied by bank to person having current or deposit account, showing all sums deposited& drawn; p.-key, private key to gate &c. for special purposes, (also) master-key; passman, one who takes p. degree at university; password, watchword. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  117. Narrow passage through mountains; (Mil.) place commanding such passage viewed as key to a country; navigable channel, esp. at river\'s mouth; passage for fish over weir. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  118. n. [Latin] A passage; a way; especially, a narrow and difficult way;—a passport; a ticket of free transit or free admission;—a thrust; a push;—a movement of the hand over or along any thing;—state of things; condition; conjuncture; extreme case. Cabinet Dictionary

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