What is pass?

  • (noun): Any authorization to pass or go somewhere.
    Example: "The pass to visit had a strict time limit"
    Synonyms: passport
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on pass:

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 ... 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 ...
1998 MLS Supplemental Draft - Round 3
... 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 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 ... 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 ...
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 ...
Characteristics of A Running Back - Receiving Ability
... Marshall Faulk, rank among the NFL's top 20 pass catchers ... Some teams have a specialist "third down back", who is skilled at catching passes or better at pass blocking and "picking up the blitz," and thus is ... 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 ...

More definitions of "pass":

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

Famous quotes containing the word pass:

    It comes to pass oft that a terrible oath, with a swaggering accent sharply twanged off, gives manhood more approbation than ever proof itself would have earned him.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    I never can pass by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York without thinking of it not as a gallery of living portraits but as a cemetery of tax-deductible wealth.
    Lewis H. Lapham (b. 1935)

    Predictions of the future are never anything but projections of present automatic processes and procedures, that is, of occurrences that are likely to come to pass if men do not act and if nothing unexpected happens; every action, for better or worse, and every accident necessarily destroys the whole pattern in whose frame the prediction moves and where it finds its evidence.
    Hannah Arendt (1906–1975)