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What does "Pass" mean?

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(v. i.) A movement of the hand over or along anything; the manipulation of a mesmerist (v. i.) A part; a division (v. i.) A single passage of a bar, rail, sheet, etc., between the rolls (v. i.) A thrust or push; an attempt to stab or strike an adversary (v. i.) 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; as, a mountain pass (v. i.) Estimation; character (v. i.) Fig.: a thrust; a sally of wit (v. i.) In football, hockey, etc., to make a pass; to transfer the ball, etc., to another player of one's own side (v. i.) Permission or license to pass, or to go and come; a psssport; a ticket permitting free transit or admission; as, a railroad or theater pass; a military pass (v. i.) State of things; condition; predicament (v. i.) 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 (v. i.) To be conveyed or transferred by will, deed, or other instrument of conveyance; as, an estate passes by a certain clause in a deed (v. i.) To be suffered to go on; to be tolerated; hence, to continue; to live along (v. i.) To decline to take an optional action when it is one's turn, as to decline to bid, or to bet, or to play a card; in euchre, to decline to make the trump (v. i.) To go beyond bounds; to surpass; to be in excess (v. i.) To go by or glide by, as time; to elapse; to be spent; as, their vacation passed pleasantly (v. i.) 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 (v. i.) To go through any inspection or test successfully; to be approved or accepted; as, he attempted the examination, but did not expect to pass (v. i.) To go through the intestines (v. i.) To go unheeded or neglected; to proceed without hindrance or opposition; as, we let this act pass (v. i.) 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 (v. i.) To make a lunge or pass; to thrust (v. i.) 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 (v. i.) 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 (v. i.) 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 (v. i.) To take heed; to care (v. t.) 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; as, he passed the bill through the committee; the senate passed the law (v. t.) 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; as, the waiter passed bisquit and cheese; the torch was passed from hand to hand (v. t.) To cause to obtain entrance, admission, or conveyance; as, to pass a person into a theater, or over a railroad (v. t.) To cause to pass the lips; to utter; to pronounce; hence, to promise; to pledge; as, to pass sentence (v. t.) To emit from the bowels; to evacuate (v. t.) To go by without noticing; to omit attention to; to take no note of; to disregard (v. t.) 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 (v. t.) To go from one limit to the other of; to spend; to live through; to have experience of; to undergo; to suffer (v. t.) 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 senate (v. t.) To make, as a thrust, punto, etc (v. t.) To put in circulation; to give currency to; as, to pass counterfeit money (v. t.) To take a turn with (a line, gasket, etc.), as around a sail in furling, and make secure (v. t.) To transcend; to surpass; to excel; to exceed


Synonyms lead, go, run, fall, clear, top, fling, give, head, hand, crack, reach, sink, flip, extend, spend, transcend, offer, lapse, walk, return, guide, occur, notch, fleet, nail, exceed, overhaul, communicate, surpass, eliminate, toss, fade, happen, devolve, overtake, strait, evanesce, bye, whirl, go through, elapse, hap, pass on, go on, turn over, authorize, passport, passing, egest, take place, make it, legislate, go along, go by, excrete, pass by, straits, authorise, come about, pass off, overstep, qualifying, blow over, slip away, go past, mountain pass, put across, base on balls, go across, slip by, passing game, laissez passer, slide by, glide by, passing play, make pass, liberty chit, travel by


Example: "The pass was fumbled" Example: "The plane turned to make a second pass" Example: "The coach sent in a passing play on third and long" Example: "The start got passes for his family" Example: "He had to show his pass in order to get out" Example: "The media representatives had special passes" Example: "The pass to visit had a strict time limit" Example: "It was not possible to complete the computation in a single pass" Example: "A pretty pass" Example: "We got through the pass before it started to snow" Example: "He had a pass for three days" Example: "His future depended on his passing that test" Example: "The sports car passed all the trucks" Example: "We passed the point where the police car had parked" Example: "She passed around the plates" Example: "Our house passed under his official control" Example: "Smith passed" Example: "The insult passed as if unnoticed" Example: "The teacher passed the student although he was weak" Example: "She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now" Example: "He could pass as his twin brother" Example: "They passed the amendment" Example: "Pass a kidney stone" Example: "A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window" Example: "The pain eventually passed off"


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