What is pass?

  • (noun): (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate.
    Synonyms: passing play, passing game, passing
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on pass:

Characteristics of A Running Back - Receiving Ability
... and halfback Marshall Faulk, rank among the NFL's top 20 pass catchers ... specialist "third down back", who is skilled at catching passes or better at pass blocking and "picking up the blitz," and thus is often put in the game on third down and long ... fool the defense by making them think he is being put into the game for a pass play, when the play is actually a run ...
1999 MLS Supplemental Draft - Round 2
... of Notre Dame 15 Carlos Farias (F) San Jose Clash San Diego Flash 16 PASS Tampa Bay Mutiny 17 Juan Ramos (D) Miami Fusion Jacksonville Cyclones Nova Southeastern University 18 Gabe Jones (F) Dallas Burn ... Edward's University 19 PASS Miami Fusion 20 David Winner (GK) Colorado Rapids Miami Fusion University of Tampa 21 John DeBrito (M) Columbus Crew Kansas City ...
1998 MLS Supplemental Draft - Round 3
... Ferruzzi (M) Los Angeles Galaxy Tampa Bay Mutiny University of North Carolina 31 PASS Tampa Bay Mutiny 32 PASS Kansas City Wizards 33 PASS Tampa Bay Mutiny 34 Darren Sawatzky (M/F) Dallas Burn New ...
1999 MLS Supplemental Draft - Round 3
... Pick Player MLS Team Previous Team College 25 PASS New England Revolution 26 PASS Kansas City Wizards 27 Anthony Farace (F) San Jose Clash San Diego Flash 28 PASS Tampa Bay Mutiny 29 PASS Miami ... United 36 PASS Chicago Fire ...
Hellfire Pass
... Hellfire Pass (Thai ช่องเขาขาด, known by the Japanese as Konyu Cutting) is the name of a railway cutting on the former "Death Railway" in Thailand which ... The pass is noted for the harsh conditions and heavy loss of life suffered by its labourers during construction ... Hellfire Pass is so called because the sight of emaciated prisoners labouring at night by torchlight was said to resemble a scene from Hell ...

More definitions of "pass":

  • (noun): A flight or run by an aircraft over a target.
    Example: "The plane turned to make a second pass"
  • (noun): (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls.
    Synonyms: base on balls, walk
  • (verb): Make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation.
    Synonyms: legislate
  • (noun): A bad or difficult situation or state of affairs.
    Synonyms: strait, straits
  • (verb): Allow to go without comment or censure.
    Example: "The insult passed as if unnoticed"
  • (verb): Be identified, regarded, accepted, or mistaken for someone or something else; as by denying one's own ancestry or background.
    Example: "He could pass as his twin brother"; "She passed as a White woman even though her grandfather was Black"
  • (verb): Accept or judge as acceptable.
    Example: "The teacher passed the student although he was weak"
  • (noun): A complementary (free) ticket.
    Example: "The start got passes for his family"
  • (noun): The location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks.
    Example: "We got through the pass before it started to snow"
    Synonyms: mountain pass, notch
  • (noun): A permit to enter or leave a military installation.
    Example: "He had to show his pass in order to get out"
    Synonyms: liberty chit
  • (noun): One complete cycle of operations (as by a computer).
    Example: "It was not possible to complete the computation in a single pass"
  • (noun): A document indicating permission to do something without restrictions.
    Synonyms: laissez passer
  • (noun): A difficult juncture.
    Example: "A pretty pass"
    Synonyms: head, straits
  • (verb): Throw (a ball) to another player.
    Example: "Smith passed"
  • (noun): (military) a written leave of absence.
    Example: "He had a pass for three days"
  • (verb): Go unchallenged; be approved.
    Synonyms: clear
  • (verb): Pass into a specified state or condition.
    Synonyms: sink, lapse
  • (verb): Go successfully through a test or a selection process.
    Synonyms: make it
  • (noun): Any authorization to pass or go somewhere.
    Example: "The pass to visit had a strict time limit"
    Synonyms: passport
  • (noun): Success in satisfying a test or requirement.
    Example: "He got a pass in introductory chemistry"
    Synonyms: passing, qualifying
  • (verb): Stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point.
    Synonyms: run, go, lead, extend
  • (noun): You advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent.
    Synonyms: bye
  • (noun): (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team.
    Example: "The pass was fumbled"
    Synonyms: toss, flip
  • (verb): Pass (time) in a specific way.
    Synonyms: spend
  • (adj): Of advancing the ball by throwing it.
    Example: "A pass play"
    Synonyms: passing
  • (verb): Transfer to another; of rights or property.
    Example: "Our house passed under his official control"
  • (verb): Guide or pass over something.
    Synonyms: guide, run, draw

Famous quotes containing the word pass:

    Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing,
    Only a signal shown and a distant voice in the darkness;
    So on the ocean of life we pass and speak one another,
    Only a look and a voice; then darkness again and a silence.
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)

    They tell us that women can bring better things to pass by indirect influence. Try to persuade any man that he will have more weight, more influence, if he gives up his vote, allies himself with no party and relies on influence to achieve his ends! By all means let us use to the utmost whatever influence we have, but in all justice do not ask us to be content with this.
    Mrs. William C. Gannett, U.S. suffragist. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 5, ch. 8, by Ida Husted Harper (1922)

    I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)