Pass Pass, n. [Cf. F. pas (for sense 1), and passe, fr. passer to pass. See {Pass}, v. i.] 1. An opening, road, or track, available for passing; especially, one through or over some dangerous or otherwise impracticable barrier; a passageway; a defile; a ford; as, a mountain pass. [1913 Webster]

``Try not the pass!'' the old man said. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

2. (Fencing) A thrust or push; an attempt to stab or strike an adversary. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. A movement of the hand over or along anything; the manipulation of a mesmerist. [1913 Webster]

4. (Rolling Metals) A single passage of a bar, rail, sheet, etc., between the rolls. [1913 Webster]

5. State of things; condition; predicament. [1913 Webster]

Have his daughters brought him to this pass. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Matters have been brought to this pass. --South. [1913 Webster]

6. Permission or license to pass, or to go and come; a psssport; a ticket permitting free transit or admission; as, a railroad or theater pass; a military pass. [1913 Webster]

A ship sailing under the flag and pass of an enemy. --Kent. [1913 Webster]

7. Fig.: a thrust; a sally of wit. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

8. Estimation; character. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Common speech gives him a worthy pass. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

9. [Cf. {Passus}.] A part; a division. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

10. (Sports) In football, hockey, and other team sports, a transfer of the ball, puck, etc., to another player of one's own team, usually at some distance. In American football, the pass is through the air by an act of throwing the ball. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

{Pass boat} (Naut.), a punt, or similar boat.

{Pass book}. (a) A book in which a trader enters articles bought on credit, and then passes or sends it to the purchaser. (b) See {Bank book}.

{Pass box} (Mil.), a wooden or metallic box, used to carry cartridges from the service magazine to the piece.

{Pass check}, a ticket of admission to a place of entertainment, or of readmission for one who goes away in expectation of returning. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Pass — Pass, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Passed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Passing}.] [F. passer, LL. passare, fr. L. passus step, or from pandere, passum, to spread out, lay open. See {Pace}.] 1. To go; to move; to proceed; to be moved or transferred from one point… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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