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Meaning of pass

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adj 1: of advancing the ball by throwing it; "a team with a good
             passing attack"; "a pass play" [syn: {passing(a)},
             {pass(a)}] [ant: {running(a)}]
      n 1: (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who
           receives four balls; "he worked the pitcher for a base on
           balls" [syn: {base on balls}, {walk}, {pass}]
      2: (military) a written leave of absence; "he had a pass for
         three days"
      3: (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" [syn: {pass}, {passing play}, {passing game},
      4: the location in a range of mountains of a geological
         formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks; "we got
         through the pass before it started to snow" [syn: {pass},
         {mountain pass}, {notch}]
      5: any authorization to pass or go somewhere; "the pass to visit
         had a strict time limit" [syn: {pass}, {passport}]
      6: a document indicating permission to do something without
         restrictions; "the media representatives had special passes"
         [syn: {pass}, {laissez passer}]
      7: a flight or run by an aircraft over a target; "the plane
         turned to make a second pass"
      8: a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs [syn:
         {pass}, {strait}, {straits}]
      9: a difficult juncture; "a pretty pass"; "matters came to a
         head yesterday" [syn: {pass}, {head}, {straits}]
      10: one complete cycle of operations (as by a computer); "it was
          not possible to complete the computation in a single pass"
      11: you advance to the next round in a tournament without
          playing an opponent; "he had a bye in the first round" [syn:
          {bye}, {pass}]
      12: a permit to enter or leave a military installation; "he had
          to show his pass in order to get out" [syn: {pass}, {liberty
      13: a complimentary ticket; "the star got passes for his family"
      14: a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it
          a whirl" [syn: {crack}, {fling}, {go}, {pass}, {whirl},
      15: (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of
          your team; "the pass was fumbled" [syn: {pass}, {toss},
      16: success in satisfying a test or requirement; "his future
          depended on his passing that test"; "he got a pass in
          introductory chemistry" [syn: {passing}, {pass},
          {qualifying}] [ant: {failing}, {flunk}]
      v 1: go across or through; "We passed the point where the police
           car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind"
           [syn: {pass}, {go through}, {go across}]
      2: 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" [syn: {travel by}, {pass
         by}, {surpass}, {go past}, {go by}, {pass}]
      3: make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation;
         "They passed the amendment"; "We cannot legislate how people
         spend their free time" [syn: {legislate}, {pass}]
      4: pass by; "three years elapsed" [syn: {elapse}, {lapse},
         {pass}, {slip by}, {glide by}, {slip away}, {go by}, {slide
         by}, {go along}]
      5: place into the hands or custody of; "hand me the spoon,
         please"; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over
         the prisoner to his lawyers" [syn: {pass}, {hand}, {reach},
         {pass on}, {turn over}, {give}]
      6: stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or
         extend between two points or beyond a certain point; "Service
         runs all the way to Cranbury"; "His knowledge doesn't go very
         far"; "My memory extends back to my fourth year of life";
         "The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal
         assets" [syn: {run}, {go}, {pass}, {lead}, {extend}]
      7: travel past; "The sports car passed all the trucks" [syn:
         {pass}, {overtake}, {overhaul}]
      8: come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place
         off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed
         important" [syn: {happen}, {hap}, {go on}, {pass off},
         {occur}, {pass}, {fall out}, {come about}, {take place}]
      9: go unchallenged; be approved; "The bill cleared the House"
         [syn: {pass}, {clear}]
      10: pass time in a specific way; "how are you spending your
          summer vacation?" [syn: {spend}, {pass}]
      11: pass over, across, or through; "He ran his eyes over her
          body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He
          drew her hair through his fingers" [syn: {guide}, {run},
          {draw}, {pass}]
      12: transmit information ; "Please communicate this message to
          all employees"; "pass along the good news" [syn:
          {communicate}, {pass on}, {pass}, {pass along}, {put
      13: disappear gradually; "The pain eventually passed off" [syn:
          {evanesce}, {fade}, {blow over}, {pass off}, {fleet},
      14: go successfully through a test or a selection process; "She
          passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now"
          [syn: {pass}, {make it}] [ant: {bomb}, {fail}, {flunk},
          {flush it}]
      15: be superior or better than some standard; "She exceeded our
          expectations"; "She topped her performance of last year"
          [syn: {exceed}, {transcend}, {overstep}, {pass}, {go past},
      16: accept or judge as acceptable; "The teacher passed the
          student although he was weak" [ant: {fail}]
      17: allow to go without comment or censure; "the insult passed
          as if unnoticed"
      18: transfer to another; of rights or property; "Our house
          passed under his official control"
      19: pass into a specified state or condition; "He sank into
          nirvana" [syn: {sink}, {pass}, {lapse}]
      20: throw (a ball) to another player; "Smith passed"
      21: be inherited by; "The estate fell to my sister"; "The land
          returned to the family"; "The estate devolved to an heir
          that everybody had assumed to be dead" [syn: {fall},
          {return}, {pass}, {devolve}]
      22: cause to pass; "She passed around the plates" [syn: {pass},
          {make pass}]
      23: grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript
          for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this
          slanderous biography" [syn: {authorize}, {authorise},
          {pass}, {clear}]
      24: pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and
          functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer";
          "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went
          peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of
          102" [syn: {die}, {decease}, {perish}, {go}, {exit}, {pass
          away}, {expire}, {pass}, {kick the bucket}, {cash in one's
          chips}, {buy the farm}, {conk}, {give-up the ghost}, {drop
          dead}, {pop off}, {choke}, {croak}, {snuff it}] [ant: {be
      25: eliminate from the body; "Pass a kidney stone" [syn:
          {excrete}, {egest}, {eliminate}, {pass}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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