1. An opening, road, or track, available for passing; especially, one through or over some dangerous or otherwise impracticable barrier such as a mountain range; a passageway; a defile; a ford.
    a mountain pass
  2. A single movement, especially of a hand, at, over or along anything.
  3. A single passage of a tool over something, or of something over a tool.
  4. An attempt.
    My pass at a career of writing proved unsuccessful.
  5. A thrust or push; an attempt to stab or strike an adversary.
  6. A thrust; a sally of wit.
  7. A sexual advance.
    The man kicked his friend out of the house after he made a pass at his wife.
  8. The act of moving the ball or puck from one player to another.
  9. 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 it.
  10. Permission or license to pass, or to go and come.
  11. 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.
  12. An intentional walk.
    Smith was given a pass after Jones' double.
  13. The state of things; condition; predicament; impasse.
  14. Estimation; character.
  15. A part, a division.
  16. The area in a restaurant kitchen where the finished dishes are passed from the chefs to the waiting staff.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. A password (especially one for a restricted-access website).
    Anyone want to trade passes?


  1. To move or be moved from one place to another.
  2. To go past, by, over, or through; to proceed from one side to the other of; to move past.
  3. To change from one state to another.
  4. To elapse, to be spent.
  5. To spend.
  6. To happen.
  7. To depart, to cease, to come to an end.
  8. To die.
  9. To go successfully through (an examination, trail, test, etc).
  10. To advance through all the steps or stages necessary to become valid or effective; to obtain the formal sanction of (a legislative body).
  11. To be be tolerated as a substitute for something else, to "do".
  12. To be conveyed or transferred by will, deed, or other instrument of conveyance.
  13. To move (the ball or puck) to a teammate.
  14. To make a lunge or swipe.
  15. In any game, to decline to play in one's turn.
    1. In euchre, to decline to make the trump.
  16. To go beyond bounds; to surpass; to be in excess.
  17. To transcend; to surpass; to excel; to exceed.
  18. : To take heed.
  19. To go by without noticing; to omit attention to; to take no note of; to disregard.
  20. To come and go in consciousness.
  21. To go from one person to another.
  22. To continue.
  23. To proceed without hindrance or opposition.
  24. To live through; to have experience of; to undergo; to suffer.
    She loved me for the dangers I had passed.
  25. 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.
  26. To cause to pass the lips; to utter; to pronounce; to pledge.
  27. 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.
  28. To put in circulation; to give currency to.
  29. To cause to obtain entrance, admission, or conveyance.
  30. To eliminate (something) from the body by natural processes.
  31. To take a turn with (a line, gasket, etc.), as around a sail in furling, and make secure.
  32. To kick (the ball) with precision rather than at full force.
  33. To make a judgment on or upon a person or case.
  34. To go unheeded or neglected; to proceed without hindrance or opposition.
  35. To present oneself as, and therefore be accepted by society as, a member of a race, sex or other group to which society would not otherwise regard one as belonging; especially to live and be known as white although one has black ancestry, or to live and be known as female although one was born male (or vice versa).

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