passed, past tense; passed, past participle; passing, present participle; passes, 3rd person singular present;
Move in a specified direction
he passed through towns and villages
the shells from the Allied guns were passing very low overhead
Cause (something) to move or lie in a specified direction or position
he passed a weary hand across his forehead
pass an electric current through it
Change from one state or condition to another
homes that have passed from public to private ownership
Die (used euphemistically)
his father had passed to the afterlife
she passed away peacefully in her sleep
a good and decent man has passed on
Go past or across; leave behind or on one side in proceeding
she passed a rest area with a pay phone
the two vehicles had no room to pass each other
we will not let you pass
Go beyond the limits of; surpass; exceed
this item has passed its sell-by date
Hit a winning shot past (an opponent)
(of time or a point in time) Elapse; go by
the day and night passed slowly
the moment had passed
Happen; be done or said
not another word passed between them
this fact has passed almost unnoticed
Spend or use up (a period of time)
this was how they passed the time
Come to an end
the danger had passed
Transfer (something) to someone, esp. by handing or bequeathing it to the next person in a series
your letter has been passed to Mr. Rich for action
please pass the fish
he passed her a cup
Be transferred from one person or place to another, esp. by inheritance
infections can pass from mother to child at birth
if Ann remarried the estate would pass to her new husband
(in football, soccer, hockey, and other games) Throw, kick, or hit (the ball or puck) to another player on one's own team
Put (something, esp. money) into circulation
persons who have passed bad checks
(esp. of money) Circulate; be current
cash was passing briskly
(of a candidate) Be successful in (an examination, test, or course)
she passed her driving test
Judge the performance or standard of (someone or something) to be satisfactory
he was passed fit by army doctors
Be accepted as adequate; go uncensured
she couldn't agree, but let it pass
her rather revealing dress passed without comment
Be accepted as or taken for
he could pass for a native of Sweden
(of a legislative or other official body) Approve or put into effect (a proposal or law) by voting on it
the bill was passed despite fierce opposition
(of a proposal or law) Be examined and approved by (a legislative body or process)
bills that passed committees last year
(of a proposal) Be approved
the bill passed by 164 votes to 107
Pronounce (a judgment or judicial sentence)
passing judgment on these crucial issues
it is now my duty to pass sentence upon you
Utter (something, esp. criticism)
she would pass remarks about the Paxtons in their own house
Adjudicate or give a judgment on
a jury could not be trusted to pass upon the question of Endicott's good faith
Discharge (something, esp. urine or feces) from the body
frequency of passing urine
Forgo one's turn in a game or an offered opportunity
we pass on dessert and have coffee
Said when one does not know the answer to a question, for example in a quizzing game
to the enigmatic question we answered “Pass.”
(of a company) Not declare or pay (a dividend)
Make no bid when it is one's turn during an auction
Make no bid in response to (one's partner's bid)
East had passed his partner's opening bid of one club
A route over or through mountains
the pass over the mountain was open again after the snows
the Khyber Pass
A passage for fish over or past a weir or dam
A navigable channel, esp. at the mouth of a river
base on balls: (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls; "he worked the pitcher for a base on balls"
go across or through; "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind"
passing(a): of advancing the ball by throwing it; "a team with a good passing attack"; "a pass play"
(military) a written leave of absence; "he had a pass for three days"
travel by: 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"
(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"
PASS (the Proof of Age Standards Scheme) is a government-backed scheme in the UK that gives young people a valid and accepted form of proof of age identification. The scheme is supported by the Home Office, the Trading Standards Institute (TSI) and the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO).
This is a list of botanists by their author abbreviation, including that established by Brummitt & Powell (1992), designed for citation in the botanical names they have published. For this purpose a standardised index is available, published by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in 1992. ...
In a range of hills or, especially, of mountains, a pass (also gap, notch, col, saddle, hause, bwlch (Welsh), brennig or bealach (Gaelic)) is a path that allows the crossing of a mountain chain. It is usually a saddle point in between two areas of higher elevation. ...
In ice hockey, a pass is the movement of the puck from one player to another, usually by a motion of the stick. A pass differs from a shot, in that a pass is typically weaker than a shot and is not directed at the opponent's net with the intention of scoring a goal. ...
Sleight of hand, also known as prestidigitation ("quick fingers") or legerdemain, is the set of techniques used by a magician (or card sharp) to manipulate objects such as cards and coins secretly.
A pass is permission to be away from one's military unit for a limited period of time. Time away on a pass is not counted against leave, the annual allotment of days off from duty.
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; A thrust or push; an attempt to stab or strike an adversary. ...
(passed) With no opposing pawns ahead of it in its file or any adjacent file
(Passed) Term for approval of bills and joint resolutions.
(Passes) Number of times gases or combustion flow the length of the pressure vessel as they transfer heat to the water.
(Passes) Rohtang La | Baralacha La | Lachulung La | Tanglang La
(Passes) The number of times fluid moves back and forth though the straight tube sections of one circuit before exiting that circuit. Also see circuit.
(Passes) Traders will receive two adult passes and up to three child passes free of charge. Two further adult passes may be purchased at a cost of £60.00 each. Each ticket will be exchanged for a wristband on- site and will not be transferable between staff.
(Passing) is the most basic and common thread used in goldwork; it consists of a thin strip of metal wound around a core of web or silk. For gold thread this is typically yellow, or in older examples orange; for silver, white or gray. ...
Passing the ball during play is more of a firm toss than a forceful throw. The ball can only be passed laterally or backward. Forward passing is prohibited and the team is penalized when a player passes the ball forward. ...
(Passing) Being taken as ones preferred gender without question or incident by others.
(PASSING) A player may pass his/her turn by not exchanging tiles and not making a play on the board. The player scores zero and says "Pass!" and starts opponent's timer. It is now opponent's turn. Note that when there are 6 consecutive scores of zero in a game, the game is finished.
(Passing (as white)) A person of color attempting or successfully concealing his/her ethnicity so as to be perceived and treated as a white person
(Passing) A pass is a method of moving the ball between players. Most passes are accompanied by a step forward to increase power and are followed through with the hands to ensure accuracy.