Meaning of PASS in English
— passless , adj.
/pas, pahs/ , v.t.
1. to move past; go by: to pass another car on the road.
2. to let go without notice, action, remark, etc.; leave unconsidered; disregard; overlook: Pass chapter two and go on to chapter three.
3. to omit the usual or regular payment of: The company decided to pass its dividend in the third quarter of the year.
4. to cause or allow to go through or beyond a gate, barrier, etc.: The guard checked the identification papers and then passed the visitor.
5. to go across or over (a stream, threshold, etc.); cross.
6. to endure or undergo: They passed the worst night of their lives.
7. to undergo or complete successfully: to pass an examination.
8. to cause or permit to complete successfully (an investigation, examination, course of study, etc.): I am passing the whole class this term.
9. to go beyond (a point, degree, stage, etc.); transcend; exceed; surpass.
10. to cause to go or extend farther: to pass a rope through a hole.
11. to cause to go, move, or march by: to pass troops in review.
12. to allot to oneself (a portion of time); spend: He decided to pass a year abroad.
13. to live through, utilize, or fill; occupy oneself during: How to pass the time?
14. to cause to circulate or spread; disseminate: to pass rumors.
15. to cause to be accepted or received: to pass a worthless check.
16. to convey, transfer, or transmit; deliver (often fol. by on ): Pass this memo on after reading it.
17. to convey from one person, hand, etc., to another: Please pass the salt.
18. to pledge: to pass one's word of honor to remain loyal.
19. to utter, pronounce, or speak: She passed a remark about every passerby.
20. to cause to go through something, as a process or agency: to pass returning travelers through customs.
21. to discharge or void from the body, as excrement or a kidney stone.
22. to sanction or approve, esp. by vote: Congress passed the bill.
23. to obtain the approval or sanction of (a legislative body, committee, etc.), esp. by a vote: The bill passed Congress on the second vote.
24. to express or pronounce, as an opinion: to pass judgment without knowing the facts.
25. Law. to place legal title or interest in (another) by a conveyance, a will, or other transfer.
26. (in feats of magic) to perform a pass on.
27. Tennis. to make a passing shot against (an opponent).
28. Sports. to transfer (the ball or puck) to a teammate.
29. Bullfighting. (of a bullfighter) to provoke and guide the charge of (a bull) with the capa or esp. the muleta.
30. to go or move onward; proceed.
31. to come to or toward, then go beyond: to pass by a shop; to pass through town.
32. to go away; depart: The dizzy feeling will pass in a minute.
33. to elapse or slip by; be spent: The day passed very quickly for him.
34. to come to an end: The crisis soon passed.
35. to die.
36. to take place; happen; occur: What passed while I was on vacation?
37. to go by or move past: The funeral procession passed slowly.
38. to go about or circulate; be current.
39. to serve as a marginally acceptable substitute: The facsimile isn't very good but it will pass.
40. to live or be known as a member of a racial, religious, or ethnic group other than one's own, esp. to live and be known as a white person although of black ancestry.
41. to be transferred or conveyed: The crown passed to the king's nephew.
42. to be interchanged, as between two persons: Sharp words passed between them.
43. to undergo transition or conversion: to pass from a solid to a liquid state.
44. to go or get through a barrier, test, course of study, etc., successfully: Of the twenty who took the exam, only twelve passed.
45. to go unheeded, unchallenged, or unremarked on: He decided to let the insult pass.
46. to express or pronounce an opinion, judgment, verdict, etc. (usually fol. by on or upon ): Will you pass on the authenticity of this drawing?
47. to be voided, as excrement or a kidney stone.
48. to obtain the vote of approval or sanction of a legislative body, official committee, or the like: The new tax bill finally passed.
a. (of a member of an inquest or other deliberative body) to sit (usually fol. by on or upon ): to pass on a case of manslaughter.
b. to adjudicate.
c. to vest title or other legal interest in real or personal property in a new owner.
50. to throw a ball from one person to another, as in a game of catch.
51. Sports. to make a pass, as in football or ice hockey.
a. to forgo one's opportunity to bid, play, etc.
b. to throw in one's hand.
53. Fencing Obs. to thrust or lunge.
54. bring to pass , to cause to happen; bring about: His wife's death brought to pass a change in his attitude toward religion.
55. come to pass , to occur; happen: Strange things came to pass.
56. pass along or through , to add (incurred extra costs or expenses) to the amount charged a client or customer: Airlines were passing along the sudden increase in fuel prices.
57. pass away ,
a. to cease; end: All this trouble will pass away.
b. to die: He passed away during the night.
58. pass for , to be accepted as; be considered: material that passed for silk.
59. pass muster . See muster (def. 11).
60. pass off ,
a. to present or offer (something) under false pretenses; dispose of deceptively: to pass off a spurious de Kooning on a gullible buyer.
b. to cause to be accepted or received under a false identity: He passed himself off as a doctor.
c. to cease gradually; end: The headache passed off in the late afternoon.
d. to disregard or ignore.
e. to continue to completion; occur: The meeting passed off without incident.
61. pass on , to die: The patient passed on after a long illness.
62. pass out , Informal.
a. to lose consciousness; faint.
b. to die; pass away.
c. to distribute, esp. individually by hand: to pass out discount coupons on a street corner.
d. to walk or march out or through; leave or exit by means of: The graduates will pass out the center aisle after receiving their diplomas. Pass out this door and turn left.
e. to be exempted or promoted from: Jerry passed out of freshman composition on the basis of his entering essay.
63. pass over ,
a. to disregard; ignore: Just pass over the first part of his letter.
b. to fail to take notice of or consider: He was passed over for the promotion.
64. pass up , to refuse or neglect to take advantage of; reject: The opportunity may not come again, so don't pass it up.
65. an act of passing.
66. a narrow route across a relatively low notch or depression in a mountain barrier.
67. a road, channel, or other way providing a means of passage, as through an obstructed region or other barrier.
68. a navigable channel, as at the mouth or in the delta of a river.
69. a permission or license to pass, go, come, or enter.
a. a military document granting the right to cross lines or to enter or leave a military or naval base or building.
b. written authority given a soldier to leave a station or duty for a specified period of time.
71. a free ticket or permit: two passes to a concert; a railroad pass.
72. South African. See reference book (def. 2).
73. Chiefly Brit. the act of passing a university or school examination or course without honors or distinction.
74. Sports. the transfer of a ball or puck from one teammate to another.
75. Baseball. See base on balls .
76. Fencing. a thrust or lunge.
77. a single movement, effort, maneuver, etc.: He made a pass at the control tower of the enemy airfield.
a. a gesture, action, or remark that is intended to be sexually inviting; amorous overture.
b. a jab or poke with the arm, esp. one that misses its mark.
79. Cards. the act or statement of not bidding or raising another bid: There have been two passes and now it's your bid.
80. (in feats of magic)
a. a passing of the hand over, along, or before anything.
b. the transference or changing of objects by or as by sleight of hand; a manipulation, as of a juggler.
81. a particular stage or state of affairs: The economic situation had come to a dreadful pass.
82. Bullfighting. a pase.
83. one passage of a tool over work or one passage of work through a machine.
84. Archaic. a witty remark or thrust.
85. Mining. an opening for delivering coal or ore to a lower level underground.
[ 1175-1225; (v.) ME passen passer passare, deriv. of L passus step, PACE 1 ; (n.) ME; in part passe (n. deriv. of passer ), in part n. deriv. of passen ]
Syn. 2. ignore. 9. excel. 22. enact. 32. leave. 34. expire, cease, terminate, vanish, fade, disappear. 57b . See die 1 . 66. saddle, col. 81. juncture, situation, condition.
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012