pass
noun.
(baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
he worked the pitcher for a base on balls
noun.
(military) a written leave of absence
he had a pass for three days
noun.
(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
noun.
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
noun.
any authorization to pass or go somewhere
the pass to visit had a strict time limit
Synonym: passport
noun.
a document indicating permission to do something without restrictions
the media representatives had special passes
noun.
a flight or run by an aircraft over a target
the plane turned to make a second pass
noun.
a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs
Synonym: strait, straits
noun.
a difficult juncture
a pretty pass|matters came to a head yesterday
Synonym: head, straits
noun.
one complete cycle of operations (as by a computer)
it was not possible to complete the computation in a single pass
noun.
an automatic advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent
he had a bye in the first round
Synonym: bye
noun.
a permit to enter or leave a military installation
he had to show his pass in order to get out
Synonym: liberty chit
noun.
a complimentary ticket
the star got passes for his family
noun.
a usually brief attempt
he took a crack at it|I gave it a whirl
Synonym: crack, fling, go, offer, whirl
noun.
(sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team
the pass was fumbled
Synonym: flip, toss
noun.
success in satisfying a test or requirement
his future depended on his passing that test|he got a pass in introductory chemistry
verb.
go across or through
We passed the point where the police car had parked|A terrible thought went through his mind
verb.
move past
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
verb.
make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation
They passed the amendment|We cannot legislate how people spend their free time
Synonym: legislate
verb.
pass by
three years elapsed
verb.
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
verb.
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
Synonym: extend, go, lead, run
verb.
travel past
The sports car passed all the trucks
Synonym: overhaul, overtake
verb.
come to pass
What is happening?|The meeting took place off without an incidence|Nothing occurred that seemed important
verb.
go unchallenged; be approved
The bill cleared the House
Synonym: clear
verb.
use up a period of time in a specific way
how are you spending your summer vacation?
Synonym: spend
verb.
pass over, across, or through
He ran his eyes over her body|She ran her fingers along the carved figurine|He drew her hair through his fingers
Synonym: draw, guide, run
verb.
transmit information
Please communicate this message to all employees|pass along the good news
verb.
disappear gradually
The pain eventually passed off
verb.
go successfully through a test or a selection process
She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now
Synonym: make it
verb.
be superior or better than some standard
She exceeded our expectations|She topped her performance of last year
verb.
accept or judge as acceptable
The teacher passed the student although he was weak
verb.
allow to go without comment or censure
the insult passed as if unnoticed
verb.
transfer to another; of rights or property
Our house passed under his official control
verb.
pass into a specified state or condition
He sank into nirvana
Synonym: lapse, sink
verb.
throw (a ball) to another player
Smith passed
verb.
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
Synonym: devolve, fall, return
verb.
cause to pass
She passed around the plates
Synonym: make pass
verb.
grant authorization or clearance for
Clear the manuscript for publication|The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography
verb.
pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
She died from cancer|The children perished in the fire|The patient went peacefully|The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102
verb.
eliminate from the body
Pass a kidney stone
adj.
of advancing the ball by throwing it
a team with a good passing attack|a pass play
Synonym: passing
Antonym: fail