1. of advancing the ball by throwing it
- a team with a good passing attack
- a pass play
Similar word(s): passing
1. (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
Similar word(s): walk
2. (military) a written leave of absence
- he had a pass for three days
3. (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
Similar word(s): passing
Definition categories: act
4. 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
Similar word(s): notch
5. any authorization to pass or go somewhere
- the pass to visit had a strict time limit
Similar word(s): passport
6. a document indicating permission to do something without restrictions
- the media representatives had special passes
7. a flight or run by an aircraft over a target
- the plane turned to make a second pass
8. a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs
9. a difficult juncture
- a pretty pass
10. one complete cycle of operations (as by a computer)
- it was not possible to complete the computation in a single pass
11. an automatic advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent
Similar word(s): bye
12. a permit to enter or leave a military installation
- he had to show his pass in order to get out
13. a complimentary ticket
- the star got passes for his family
14. a usually brief attempt
15. (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team
- the pass was fumbled
16. success in satisfying a test or requirement
- his future depended on his passing that test
- he got a pass in introductory chemistry
Sentences with pass as a noun:
- a mountain pass
- the passes of the Mississippi
- My pass at a career of writing proved unsuccessful.
- The man kicked his friend out of the house after he made a pass at his wife.
- Smith was given a pass after Jones' double.
- Anyone want to trade passes?
1. go across or through
- We passed the point where the police car had parked
2. 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
Similar word(s): surpass
3. make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation
- They passed the amendment
Similar word(s): legislate
4. pass by
5. place into the hands or custody of
6. stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
7. travel past
- The sports car passed all the trucks
8. come to pass
Definition categories: change
9. go unchallenged; be approved
Similar word(s): clear
10. use up a period of time in a specific way
Similar word(s): spend
Definition categories: stative
11. pass over, across, or through
Definition categories: contact
12. transmit information
- pass along the good news
Similar word(s): communicate
13. disappear gradually
- The pain eventually passed off
14. go successfully through a test or a selection process
- She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now
15. be superior or better than some standard
16. accept or judge as acceptable
- The teacher passed the student although he was weak
17. allow to go without comment or censure
- the insult passed as if unnoticed
18. transfer to another; of rights or property
- Our house passed under his official control
19. pass into a specified state or condition
20. throw (a ball) to another player
- Smith passed
21. be inherited by
Definition categories: possession
22. cause to pass
- She passed around the plates
Definition categories: motion
23. grant authorization or clearance for
24. pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
25. eliminate from the body
- Pass a kidney stone
Sentences with pass as a verb:
- They passed from room to room.
- You will pass a house on your right.
- The waiter passed biscuits and cheese.
- The torch was passed from hand to hand.
- He was passing blood in both his urine and his stool.
- The poison had been passed by the time of the autopsy.
- pass counterfeit money
- pass a person into a theater or over a railroad
- He passed from youth into old age.
- At first, she was worried, but that feeling soon passed.
- His grandmother passed yesterday.
- His grandmother passed away yesterday.
- His grandmother passed on yesterday.
- He passed his examination.
- He attempted the examination, but did not expect to pass.
- Despite the efforts of the opposition, the bill passed.
- The bill passed both houses of Congress.
- The bill passed the Senate, but did not pass in the House.
- The estate passes by the third clause in Mr Smith's deed to his son.
- When the old king passed away with only a daughter as an heir, the throne passed to a woman for the first time in centuries.
- He passed the bill through the committee.
- Their vacation passed pleasantly.
- What will we do to pass the time?
- She loved me for the dangers I had passed.
- You're late, but I'll let it pass.
- It will soon come to pass.
- It isn't ideal, but it will pass.
- Some male-to-female transsexuals can pass as female.