pass


pass
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pass [1] VERB 1) move or go onward, past, through, or across. 2) change from one state or condition to another. 3) transfer (something) to someone. 4) kick, hit, or throw (the ball) to a teammate. 5) (of time) go by. 6) occupy or spend (time). 7) be done or said: not another word passed between them. 8) come to an end. 9) be successful in (an examination, test, or course). 10) declare to be satisfactory. 11) approve or put into effect (a proposal or law) by voting. 12) utter (remarks) or pronounce (a judgement or sentence). 13) forgo one's turn or an opportunity to do or have something. 14) discharge (urine or faeces) from the body.
NOUN 1) an act of passing. 2) a success in an examination. 3) an official document authorizing the holder to have access to, use, or do something. 4) informal an amorous or sexual advance. 5) a particular state of affairs. 6) Computing a single scan through a set of data or a program.
come to a pretty pass — Cf. ↑come to a pretty pass
pass as/for — Cf. ↑pass for
pass away — Cf. ↑pass away
pass one's eye over — Cf. ↑pass one's eye over
pass off — Cf. ↑pass off
pass off as — Cf. ↑pass off as
pass out — Cf. ↑pass out
pass over — Cf. ↑pass over
pass up — Cf. ↑pass up
DERIVATIVES passer noun.
ORIGIN Old French passer, from Latin passus 'pace' .
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pass [2] NOUN a route over or through mountains.
sell the pass — Cf. ↑sell the pass
ORIGIN variant of PACE(Cf. ↑pace), influenced by PASS(Cf. ↑passer) and French pas.

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  • Pass — Pass, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Passed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Passing}.] [F. passer, LL. passare, fr. L. passus step, or from pandere, passum, to spread out, lay open. See {Pace}.] 1. To go; to move; to proceed; to be moved or transferred from one point… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pass — Pass, v. t. 1. In simple, transitive senses; as: (a) 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. (b) Hence: To go from one limit to the other of; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pass — Pass, n. [Cf. F. pas (for sense 1), and passe, fr. passer to pass. See {Pass}, v. i.] 1. An opening, road, or track, available for passing; especially, one through or over some dangerous or otherwise impracticable barrier; a passageway; a defile; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pass on — {v.} 1. To give an opinion about; judge; settle. * /The college passed on his application and found him acceptable./ * /The committee recommended three people for the job and the president passed on them./ 2. To give away (something that has been …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pass on — {v.} 1. To give an opinion about; judge; settle. * /The college passed on his application and found him acceptable./ * /The committee recommended three people for the job and the president passed on them./ 2. To give away (something that has been …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Pass'e — Pas s[ e] , masc. Pass ee Pas s[ e] e, fem., a. [F.] Past; gone by; hence, past one s prime; worn; faded; as, a pass[ e]e belle. Ld. Lytton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pass'ee — Pass e Pas s[ e] , masc. Pass ee Pas s[ e] e, fem., a. [F.] Past; gone by; hence, past one s prime; worn; faded; as, a pass[ e]e belle. Ld. Lytton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • pass — I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French passer, from Vulgar Latin *passare, from Latin passus step more at pace Date: 13th century intransitive verb 1. move, proceed, go 2. a. to go away ; …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • PASS — For other uses, see PASS (disambiguation). PASS (the Proof of Age Standards Scheme) is a government backed scheme in the UK that gives young people a valid and accepted form of proof of age identification. The scheme is supported by the Home… …   Wikipedia

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