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pass

EN[pɑːs] [pæs] [-æs] [-ɑːs]
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  • Pass, passed, PASS, or The Pass may refer to:
  • The Pass (psychoanalysis), a procedure for investigating the results of a psychoanalysis.
  • Pass, an overtaking manoeuvre
  • Pass, in a game, to decline an opportunity or turn at play or allow the game to continue without one's acting in this round of play,
  • in Contract bridge, to make no bid when it is one's turn to bid
  • Pass (legislature), the action of approving a proposed law
  • Pass (sleight of hand), a sleight of hand move
  • Fish pass or fish ladder, a construction allowing migrating fish to pass an obstruction on a stream

    Definition of pass in English Dictionary

  • NounPLpassesSUF-ass
    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.
      1. a mountain pass
    2. A channel connecting a river or body of water to the sea, for example at the mouth (delta) of a river.
      1. the passes of the Mississippi
    3. A single movement, especially of a hand, at, over, or along anything.
      1. A single passage of a tool over something, or of something over a tool.
        1. An attempt.
          1. My pass at a career of writing proved unsuccessful.
        2. (fencing) A thrust or push; an attempt to stab or strike an adversary.
          1. (figuratively) A thrust; a sally of wit.
            1. A sexual advance.
              1. The man kicked his friend out of the house after he made a pass at his wife.
            2. (sports) The act of moving the ball or puck from one player to another.
              1. (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 it.
                1. Permission or license to pass, or to go and come.
                  1. 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.
                    1. (baseball) An intentional walk.
                      1. Smith was given a pass after Jones' double.
                    2. The state of things; condition; predicament; impasse.
                      1. OBS Estimation; character.
                        1. OBS (Chaucer, compare 'passus') A part, a division.
                          1. The area in a restaurant kitchen where the finished dishes are passed from the chefs to the waiting staff.
                            1. (computing) SLA A password (especially one for a restricted-access website).
                              1. Anyone want to trade passes?
                          2. VerbSGpassesPRpassingPT, PPpassed
                            1. (heading) Physical movement.
                              1. They passed from room to room. ‎
                              2. You will pass a house on your right. ‎
                              3. The waiter passed biscuits and cheese. ‎
                              4. The torch was passed from hand to hand. ‎
                              5. He was passing blood in both his urine and his stool. ‎
                              6. The poison had been passed by the time of the autopsy. ‎
                              7. Iaquinta passes it coolly into the right-hand corner as Paston dives the other way.
                              8. pass counterfeit money ‎
                              9. pass a person into a theater or over a railroad ‎
                            2. (heading) To change in state or status, to advance.
                              1. He passed from youth into old age. ‎
                              2. At first, she was worried, but that feeling soon passed. ‎
                              3. His grandmother passed yesterday. ‎
                              4. His grandmother passed away yesterday. ‎
                              5. His grandmother passed on yesterday. ‎
                              6. He passed his examination. ‎
                              7. He attempted the examination, but did not expect to pass. ‎
                              8. Despite the efforts of the opposition, the bill passed. ‎
                              9. The bill passed both houses of Congress. ‎
                              10. The bill passed the Senate, but did not pass in the House. ‎
                              11. The estate passes by the third clause in Mr Smith's deed to his son. ‎
                              12. 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. ‎
                              13. He passed the bill through the committee. ‎
                              14. And within three dayes twelve knyghtes passed uppon hem; and they founde Sir Palomydes gylty, and Sir Saphir nat gylty, of the lordis deth.
                              15. to pass sentence
                            3. (heading) To move through time.
                              1. Their vacation passed pleasantly. ‎
                              2. What will we do to pass the time? ‎
                              3. Please you that I may pass / This doing.
                              4. She loved me for the dangers I had passed.
                              5. You're late, but I'll let it pass. ‎
                            4. VI To happen.
                              1. It will soon come to pass. ‎
                            5. (heading) To be accepted.
                              1. It isn't ideal, but it will pass. ‎
                              2. Some male-to-female transsexuals can pass as female. ‎
                            6. (heading) VI In any game, to decline to play in one's turn.
                              1. (heading) To do or be better.
                                1. This passes, Master Ford.
                                2. And strive to pass [ …] Their native music by her skillful art.
                              2. VI OBS To take heed.
                                1. VI To come and go in consciousness.
                                  1. (computing) To partially process a document for translation, compiling or reformatting.
                                    1. The original 1959 Fortran Compiler made more than 20 passes over the source code.
                                    2. Most Pascal compilers process source code in a single pass.'
                                2. More Examples
                                  1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                                    • In contrast, nigrin b, which has comparable plasma membrane binding affinity to volkensin (approx. 10 -10 M), enters the cytosol without passing the trans-Golgi network and ER [10 –12 ].
                                    • I need to dig a hole for these begonias; would you pass me that trowel?
                                    • Keep an eye peeled, you never know when the ice-cream truck will pass by.
                                  2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                                    • Pass me that spanner, Jake; there's just one more nut to screw in.
                                  3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                                    • Heat, light, and electricity are absorbed in the substances into which they pass.
                                    • I trow you must excomunicate me, or els you must goe without their companie, or we shall wante no quareling; but let them pass.
                                    • Every possible pressure was brought to bear on the minister to ensure the unjust law was not passed.
                                • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                                  1. Nouns
                                    • Countable nouns
                                    • Verbs
                                      • Ergative verbs
                                        • Intransitive verbs
                                          • Transitive verbs
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                                        Grammatically, this word "pass" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an ergative verb, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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