What is pass?

  • (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"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on pass:

Characteristics of A Running Back - Receiving Ability
... Larry Centers and halfback Marshall Faulk, rank among the NFL's top 20 pass catchers ... 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 ... he is being put into the game for a pass play, when the play is actually a run ...
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 ...
1999 MLS Supplemental Draft - Round 2
... 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 Austin Lone Stars St ... 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 Wizards Southern Connecticut ...
1998 MLS Supplemental Draft - Round 3
... 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 England Revolution ...
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 ... United 36 PASS Chicago Fire ...

More definitions of "pass":

  • (noun): A bad or difficult situation or state of affairs.
    Synonyms: strait, straits
  • (noun): A document indicating permission to do something without restrictions.
    Synonyms: laissez passer
  • (verb): Make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation.
    Synonyms: legislate
  • (noun): (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls.
    Synonyms: base on balls, walk
  • (adj): Of advancing the ball by throwing it.
    Example: "A pass play"
    Synonyms: passing
  • (verb): Accept or judge as acceptable.
    Example: "The teacher passed the student although he was weak"
  • (verb): Guide or pass over something.
    Synonyms: guide, run, draw
  • (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): 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
  • (verb): Pass (time) in a specific way.
    Synonyms: spend
  • (noun): (military) a written leave of absence.
    Example: "He had a pass for three days"
  • (noun): A flight or run by an aircraft over a target.
    Example: "The plane turned to make a second pass"
  • (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 permit to enter or leave a military installation.
    Example: "He had to show his pass in order to get out"
    Synonyms: liberty chit
  • (verb): Go successfully through a test or a selection process.
    Synonyms: make it
  • (noun): (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team.
    Example: "The pass was fumbled"
    Synonyms: toss, flip
  • (noun): You advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent.
    Synonyms: bye
  • (verb): Allow to go without comment or censure.
    Example: "The insult passed as if unnoticed"
  • (verb): Transfer to another; of rights or property.
    Example: "Our house passed under his official control"
  • (verb): Pass into a specified state or condition.
    Synonyms: sink, lapse
  • (noun): Success in satisfying a test or requirement.
    Example: "He got a pass in introductory chemistry"
    Synonyms: passing, qualifying
  • (verb): Throw (a ball) to another player.
    Example: "Smith passed"
  • (noun): A difficult juncture.
    Example: "A pretty pass"
    Synonyms: head, straits
  • (noun): Any authorization to pass or go somewhere.
    Example: "The pass to visit had a strict time limit"
    Synonyms: passport
  • (verb): Go unchallenged; be approved.
    Synonyms: clear
  • (noun): A complementary (free) ticket.
    Example: "The start got passes for his family"

Famous quotes containing the word pass:

    It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favour of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion.
    —W.R. (William Ralph)

    Until you have a son of your own . . . you will never know the joy, the love beyond feeling that resonates in the heart of a father as he looks upon his son. You will never know the sense of honor that makes a man want to be more than he is and to pass something good and hopeful into the hands of his son. And you will never know the heartbreak of the fathers who are haunted by the personal demons that keep them from being the men they want their sons to be.
    Kent Nerburn (20th century)

    Personal change, growth, development, identity formation—these tasks that once were thought to belong to childhood and adolescence alone now are recognized as part of adult life as well. Gone is the belief that adulthood is, or ought to be, a time of internal peace and comfort, that growing pains belong only to the young; gone the belief that these are marker events—a job, a mate, a child—through which we will pass into a life of relative ease.
    Lillian Breslow Rubin (20th century)