Definition of pass


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • pass is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 6 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • pass is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 7 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of pass

  • move past (verb)

    Examples

    1. A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window
    2. He passed his professor in the hall
    3. One line of soldiers surpassed the other

    Synonyms

    1. go by
    2. go past
    3. pass by
    4. surpass
    5. travel by

  • eliminate from the body (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. egest
    2. eliminate
    3. excrete

  • grant authorization or clearance for (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. authorise
    2. authorize
    3. clear

  • a usually brief attempt (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. crack
    2. fling
    3. go
    4. offer
    5. whirl

  • success in satisfying a test or requirement (noun)

    Examples

    1. his future depended on his passing that test
    2. he got a pass in introductory chemistry

    Synonyms

    1. passing
    2. qualifying

  • come to pass (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. come about
    2. fall out
    3. go on
    4. hap
    5. happen
    6. occur
    7. pass off
    8. take place

  • of advancing the ball by throwing it (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a team with a good passing attack
    2. a pass play

    Synonyms

    1. passing

  • pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. buy the farm
    2. cash in one's chips
    3. choke
    4. conk
    5. croak
    6. decease
    7. die
    8. drop dead
    9. exit
    10. expire
    11. give-up the ghost
    12. go
    13. kick the bucket
    14. pass away
    15. perish
    16. pop off
    17. snuff it

  • a document indicating permission to do something without restrictions (noun)

    Examples

    1. the media representatives had special passes

    Synonyms

    1. laissez passer

  • cause to pass (verb)

    Examples

    1. She passed around the plates

    Synonyms

    1. make pass

  • be superior or better than some standard (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. exceed
    2. go past
    3. overstep
    4. top
    5. transcend

  • transmit information (verb)

    Examples

    1. pass along the good news

    Synonyms

    1. communicate
    2. pass along
    3. pass on
    4. put across

  • go unchallenged; be approved (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. clear

  • pass over, across, or through (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. draw
    2. guide
    3. run

  • place into the hands or custody of (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. give
    2. hand
    3. pass on
    4. reach
    5. turn over

  • (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team (noun)

    Examples

    1. the pass was fumbled

    Synonyms

    1. flip
    2. toss

  • pass into a specified state or condition (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. lapse
    2. sink

  • make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation (verb)

    Examples

    1. They passed the amendment

    Synonyms

    1. legislate

  • a difficult juncture (noun)

    Examples

    1. a pretty pass

    Synonyms

    1. head
    2. straits

  • stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. extend
    2. go
    3. lead
    4. run

  • a permit to enter or leave a military installation (noun)

    Examples

    1. he had to show his pass in order to get out

    Synonyms

    1. liberty chit

  • pass by (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. elapse
    2. glide by
    3. go along
    4. go by
    5. lapse
    6. slide by
    7. slip away
    8. slip by

  • a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. strait
    2. straits

  • travel past (verb)

    Examples

    1. The sports car passed all the trucks

    Synonyms

    1. overhaul
    2. overtake

  • disappear gradually (verb)

    Examples

    1. The pain eventually passed off

    Synonyms

    1. blow over
    2. evanesce
    3. fade
    4. fleet
    5. pass off

  • (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate (noun)

    Examples

    1. the coach sent in a passing play on third and long

    Synonyms

    1. passing
    2. passing game
    3. passing play

  • (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. base on balls
    2. walk

  • the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks (noun)

    Examples

    1. we got through the pass before it started to snow

    Synonyms

    1. mountain pass
    2. notch

  • an automatic advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. bye

  • go successfully through a test or a selection process (verb)

    Examples

    1. She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now

    Synonyms

    1. make it

  • be inherited by (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. devolve
    2. fall
    3. return

  • use up a period of time in a specific way (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. spend

  • any authorization to pass or go somewhere (noun)

    Examples

    1. the pass to visit had a strict time limit

    Synonyms

    1. passport

  • accept or judge as acceptable (verb)

    Examples

    1. The teacher passed the student although he was weak

  • a complimentary ticket (noun)

    Examples

    1. the star got passes for his family

  • a flight or run by an aircraft over a target (noun)

    Examples

    1. the plane turned to make a second pass

  • allow to go without comment or censure (verb)

    Examples

    1. the insult passed as if unnoticed

  • go across or through (verb)

    Examples

    1. We passed the point where the police car had parked

  • (military) a written leave of absence (noun)

    Examples

    1. he had a pass for three days

  • one complete cycle of operations (as by a computer) (noun)

    Examples

    1. it was not possible to complete the computation in a single pass

  • throw (a ball) to another player (verb)

    Examples

    1. Smith passed

  • transfer to another; of rights or property (verb)

    Examples

    1. Our house passed under his official control

See definition of pass in Merriam Webster