Definition and Meanings for pass

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Pass is ranked 2,272 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of pass

intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, transitive verb, noun

Etymology of pass

f. passer, ll. passare, fr. l. passus step, or from pandere, passum, to spread out, lay open. see pace cf. f. pas (for sense 1), and passe, fr. passer to pass. see pass, v. i.pos cf. passus

Meaning of pass


as intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • to go by or glide by, as time; to elapse; to be spent; as, their vacation passed pleasantly.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • to go through any inspection or test successfully; to be approved or accepted; as, he attempted the examination, but did not expect to pass.
  • to be suffered to go on; to be tolerated; hence, to continue; to live along.
  • to go unheeded or neglected; to proceed without hindrance or opposition; as, we let this act pass.
  • to go beyond bounds; to surpass; to be in excess.
  • to take heed; to care.
  • to go through the intestines.
  • to be conveyed or transferred by will, deed, or other instrument of conveyance; as, an estate passes by a certain clause in a deed.
  • to make a lunge or pass; to thrust.
  • to decline to play in one's turn; in euchre, to decline to make the trump.

as transitive verb

  • 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.;to go from one limit to the other of; to spend; to live through; to have experience of; to undergo; to suffer.
  • to go by without noticing; to omit attention to; to take no note of; to disregard.
  • to transcend; to surpass; to excel; to exceed.
  • 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

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