Pass, PASS, or The Pass may refer to:

Admission and permission

  • Pass, a voucher which allows admission: see Ticket (admission)
  • Backstage pass, allows admission to backstage areas of a performance venue
  • Press pass, grants special privilege or access to journalists
  • Pass (United States military), permission for military personnel to be away from their unit
  • Pass laws, apartheid laws in South Africa which limited movement for some people
  • Passing (racial identity), choosing to identify with a racial heritage group other than that assigned by social prejudice
  • Hall pass, a token allowing a pupil to leave the classroom during school
  • Season Pass, a ticket allowing admission to an amusement park during a certain period


  • PASS Sample Size Software, a computer program for estimating sample size
  • PASS (Proof of Age Standards Scheme), an age identification program in the U.K.
  • PASS (Personal Automated Self Service), a brandname formerly used by the Bank of Ireland for ATM cards
  • Peer-Assisted Study Sessions, an academic support program often used in higher education
  • Postdoctoral Application Support Service, method for applying to postgraduate dental programs in the US
  • Professional Association for SQL Server, a global Microsoft SQL Server community group
  • Pro-Am Sports System, or PASS Sports, a former Detroit-area cable television channel
  • Payments as a Secure Service, an electronic commerce payment system
  • PASS device, a personal safety device used by firefighters entering a hazardous environment
  • Plasma Acoustic Shield System, a disorientating weapon based on plasma explosions
  • "Pin, Aim, Squeeze, Sweep," an acronym describing the use of a fire extinguisher
  • Planning, Attention, Simultaneous, and Successive Theory, learning/intelligence model


  • Transit pass, bus pass or rail pass, a ticket which allows travel on buses or trains
  • Boarding pass, allows a passenger to board an aircraft
  • Continent pass, a pass allowing air travel within a continent
  • E-ZPass, an electronic toll-collection system in the United States
  • Eurail pass, issued by Eurail Group for trains and buses in Europe
  • I-Pass, an electronic toll-collection system used in Illinois
  • Indrail Pass, a railway pass for Indian railways
  • Pass Plus, a United Kingdom scheme to encourage good driving in young drivers


  • Mountain pass, a lower place in a mountain range allowing easier passage
  • Pass, used in some areas for a sea passage or strait



Companies and organisations

  • Pass Labs, an audio company based in Foresthill, California, USA


  • Forward Pass (horse), an American Thoroughbred racehorse
  • Monty's Pass, a Thoroughbred racehorse, winner of the 2003 Grand National
  • Raven's Pass, an English Thoroughbred racehorse
  • War Pass, an American Thoroughbred racehorse

Sports and games



Film and television


Other uses

  • First pass effect, a phenomenon of drug metabolism
  • Fish pass or fish ladder, a construction allowing migrating fish to pass an obstruction on a stream
  • Half-pass, a movement in dressage, in which the horse moves forward and sideways at the same time
  • Mountain pass theorem, an existence theorem from the calculus of variations
  • Pass by catastrophe, the concept that a disaster in an examination leads to all the students passing
  • Pass band or Passband, the range of frequencies that can pass through an electronic filter without being attenuated
  • Pass (legislature), the action of approving a proposed law
  • Motion to pass on, a dilatory motion used in legislative procedure
  • Pass (sleight of hand), a sleight of hand move
  • Perfect Pass, a digital precision speed control system for power boats
  • Pass, an overtaking manoeuvre
  • "Make a pass at", an expression for flirting

See also

  • Pass the Buck (disambiguation)
  • Passing (disambiguation)
  • Passage (disambiguation)
  • Bypass (disambiguation)
  • U-Pass (disambiguation)
  • All pages with titles containing "Pass"

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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

  • PASS — vi 1 a: to issue a decision, verdict, or opinion the Supreme Court pass ed on a statute b: to be legally issued judgment pass ed by default 2: to go from the control, ownership, or possession of one person or group to that of …   Law dictionary

  • pass — Ⅰ. pass [1] ► VERB 1) move or go onward, past, through, or across. 2) change from one state or condition to another. 3) transfer (something) to someone. 4) kick, hit, or throw (the ball) to a teammate. 5) (of time) go by. 6) …   English terms dictionary

  • Pass — Pass, v. t. 1. In simple, transitive senses; as: (a) To go by, beyond, over, through, or the like; to proceed from one side to the other of; as, to pass a house, a stream, a boundary, etc. (b) Hence: To go from one limit to the other of; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pass — [n1] opening through solid canyon, cut, gap, gorge, passage, passageway, path, ravine; concepts 509,513 Ant. closing, closure pass [n2] authorization, permission admission, chit*, comp, free ride*, furlough, identification, license, order, paper …   New thesaurus

  • pass — pass1 [pas, päs] n. [ME pas: see PACE1] a narrow passage or opening, esp. between mountains; gap; defile pass2 [pas, päs] vi. [ME passen < OFr passer < VL * passare < L passus, a step: see PACE1] 1. to go o …   English World dictionary

  • 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; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pass — (von französisch passer „überschreiten“) bezeichnet: Reisepass, einen amtlichen Identitätsausweis zur Legitimation bei Auslandsreisen Pass (Sport), das gezielte Übergeben des Sportgerätes im Sport eine Schaltung, um bestimmte Signalanteile… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • PASS ID — is a proposed U.S. law intended to replace REAL ID. Like REAL ID, it implements federal standards for state identification documents. Currently, states are not obligated to follow the standards, but if PASS ID takes full effect, federal agencies… …   Wikipedia

  • pass as — ● pass * * * pass as [phrasal verb] 1 pass as (someone or something) : to cause people to believe that you are (someone or something that you are not) He thought that growing a mustache would help him pass as an adult. Your mom could pass as your …   Useful english dictionary

  • PASS — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom …   Wikipédia en Français