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English

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to pass

Third person singular
pass

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to pass (third-person singular simple present pass, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To move or be moved from one place to another.
  2. (intransitive) To change from one state to another.
  3. (intransitive) To move beyond the range of the senses or of knowledge.
    • Dryden,
      Beauty is a charm, but soon the charm will pass.
  4. (intransitive) (with "on" or "away"): To die.
  5. (intransitive) To come and go in consciousness.
  6. (intransitive) To happen.
  7. (intransitive) Of time, to elapse, to be spent.
    Their vacation passed pleasantly.
  8. (intransitive) To go from one person to another.
  9. (intransitive) To advance through all the steps or stages necessary to validity or effectiveness.
    The bill passed both houses of Congress.
  10. (intransitive) To go through any inspection or test successfully.
    He attempted the examination, but did not expect to pass.
  11. (intransitive) To be tolerated.
  12. (intransitive) To continue.
  13. (intransitive) To proceed without hindrance or opposition.
  14. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1): To go beyond bounds; to surpass; to be in excess.
    • Shakespeare,
      This passes, Master Ford.
  15. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1): To take heed.
    • Shakespeare,
      As for these silken-coated slaves, I pass not.
  16. (intransitive) To go through the intestines. (Arbuthnot)
  17. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To be conveyed or transferred by will, deed, or other instrument of conveyance.
    An estate passes by a certain clause in a deed.
  18. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To make a lunge or swipe.
  19. (intransitive) In any game, to decline to play in one's turn.
  20. (intransitive) In euchre, to decline to make the trump.
  21. (transitive) To go by, over, through, or the like; to proceed from one side to the other of.
    pass a house
  22. (transitive) To go from one limit to the other of; to spend.
    • Milton,
      To pass commodiously this life.
  23. (transitive) To live through; to have experience of; to undergo; to suffer.
    • Shakespeare,
      She loved me for the dangers I had passed.
  24. (transitive) To go by without noticing; to omit attention to; to take no note of; to disregard.
    • Shakespeare,
      Please you that I may pass This doing.
    • Dryden,
      I pass their warlike pomp, their proud array.
  25. (transitive) To transcend; to surpass; to excel; to exceed.
    • Spenser,
      And strive to pass . . . Their native music by her skillful art.
    • Byron
      Whose tender power Passes the strength of storms in their most desolate hour.
  26. (transitive) To go successfully through, as an examination, trail, test, etc.
    He passed his examination.
  27. (transitive) To obtain the formal sanction of, as a legislative body.
    The bill passed the senate.
  28. (transitive) 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.
    The waiter passed biscuit and cheese.
    The torch was passed from hand to hand.
    • Addison,
      I had only time to pass my eye over the medals.
    • Clarendon,
      Waller passed over five thousand horse and foot by Newbridge.
  29. (transitive) To cause to pass the lips; to utter; to pronounce.
  30. (transitive) Hence, to promise; to pledge.
    • Shakespeare,
      to pass sentence
    • Milton,
      Father, thy word is passed.
  31. (transitive) 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.
    He passed the bill through the committee.
    The senate passed the law.
  32. (transitive) To put in circulation; to give currency to.
    pass counterfeit money
    • Tennyson,
      Pass the happy news.
  33. (transitive) To cause to obtain entrance, admission, or conveyance.
    pass a person into a theater or over a railroad
  34. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To emit from the bowels.
  35. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To take a turn with (a line, gasket, etc.), as around a sail in furling, and make secure.
  36. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To make, as a thrust, punto, etc.
  37. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To move the ball or puck or a teammate.

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Noun

Singular
pass

Plural
es

pass (es)
  1. 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.
    a mountain pass
    • Longfellow,
      "Try not the pass!" the old man said.
  2. (fencing) A thrust or push; an attempt to stab or strike an adversary. (Shakespeare)
  3. A movement of the hand over or along anything; the manipulation of a mesmerist.
  4. (rolling metals) A single passage of a bar, rail, sheet, etc., between the rolls.
  5. The state of things; condition; predicament.
    • Shakespeare,
      Have his daughters brought him to this pass.
    • South,
      Matters have been brought to this pass.
  6. Permission or license to pass, or to go and come.
    • Kent,
      A ship sailing under the flag and pass of an enemy.
  7. (baseball) An intentional walk
    Smith was given a pass after Jones' double.
  8. A document granting permission to pass or to go and come; a passport; a ticket permitting free transit or admission; as, a railroad or theater pass; a military pass.
  9. (figuratively) A thrust; a sally of wit. (Shakespeare)
  10. A sexual advance.
    The man kicked his friend out of the house after he made a pass at his wife.
  11. (obsolete) Estimation; character.
    • Shakespeare,
      Common speech gives him a worthy pass.
  12. (obsolete, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A part, a division.
  13. (rail transport) A passing of two trains in the same direction on a single track, when one is put into a siding to let the other overtake. (Antonym: a meet.)
  14. (sports) The act of moving the ball or puck from one player to another.
  15. (computing) (slang) A password (especially one for a restricted-access website).
    Anyone want to trade passes?

Synonyms

  • (opening, road, or track, available for passing): gap
  • (fencing: thrust or push): thrust
  • (movement of the hand over or along anything; the manipulation of a mesmerist):
  • (rolling metals: a single passage of a bar, rail, sheet, etc., between the rolls): transit
  • (the state of things): condition, predicament, state
  • (permission or license to pass, or to go and come): access, admission, entry
  • (document granting permission to pass or to go and come):
  • (figurative: a thrust; a sally of wit):
  • (obsolete: estimation; character):
  • (obsolete: a part, a division):

Translations


Faroese

Pronunciation

Noun

pass n.

  1. passport

Declension

n11 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative pass passið pass passini
Accusative pass passið pass passini
Dative passi passinum passum passunum
Genitive pass passins passa passanna

Swedish

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

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From [[w:Template:lang:de language|Template:lang:de]][[Category:sv:Template:lang:de derivations]], originally from [[w:Template:lang:it language|Template:lang:it]][[Category:sv:Template:lang:it derivations]] passo.

Noun

Inflection for pass Singular Plural
neuter Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative pass passet pass passen
Genitive pass passets pass passens

pass n.

  1. passport (document granting permission to pass)
  2. place which you (must) pass or is passing; pass (between mountains)
  3. pace; a kind of gait
  4. place where a hunter hunts; place where a policeman patrols
  5. spell (a period of duty)
  6. leave notice (document granting permission to leave) (from prison)
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Etymology 2

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Noun

pass c.

Inflection for pass Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative pass passen passar passarna
Genitive pass passens passars passarnas
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) pass; a transfer of the ball from one player to another in the same team
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