Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun pass

16 senses of pass

Sense 1
base on balls, walk, pass -- ((baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls; "he worked the pitcher for a base on balls")
       => accomplishment, achievement -- (the action of accomplishing something)

Sense 2
pass -- ((military) a written leave of absence; "he had a pass for three days")
       => leave, leave of absence -- (the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty; "a ten day's leave to visit his mother")

Sense 3
pass, passing play, passing game, passing -- ((American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate; "the coach sent in a passing play on third and long")
       => football play -- ((American football) a play by the offensive team)

Sense 4
pass, mountain pass, notch -- (the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks; "we got through the pass before it started to snow")
       => location -- (a point or extent in space)

Sense 5
pass, passport -- (any authorization to pass or go somewhere; "the pass to visit had a strict time limit")
       => permission -- (approval to do something; "he asked permission to leave")

Sense 6
pass, laissez passer -- (a document indicating permission to do something without restrictions; "the media representatives had special passes")
       => permission -- (approval to do something; "he asked permission to leave")

Sense 7
pass -- (a flight or run by an aircraft over a target; "the plane turned to make a second pass")
       => flight, flying -- (an instance of traveling by air; "flying was still an exciting adventure for him")

Sense 8
pass, strait, straits -- (a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs)
       => situation -- (a complex or critical or unusual difficulty; "the dangerous situation developed suddenly"; "that's quite a situation"; "no human situation is simple")

Sense 9
pass, head, straits -- (a difficult juncture; "a pretty pass"; "matters came to a head yesterday")
       => juncture, occasion -- (an event that occurs at a critical time; "at such junctures he always had an impulse to leave"; "it was needed only on special occasions")

Sense 10
pass -- (one complete cycle of operations (as by a computer); "it was not possible to complete the computation in a single pass")
       => cycle, oscillation -- (a single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon; "a year constitutes a cycle of the seasons")

Sense 11
bye, pass -- (you advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent; "he had a bye in the first round")
       => concession, conceding, yielding -- (the act of conceding or yielding)

Sense 12
pass, liberty chit -- (a permit to enter or leave a military installation; "he had to show his pass in order to get out")
       => license, licence, permit -- (a legal document giving official permission to do something)

Sense 13
pass -- (a complimentary ticket; "the star got passes for his family")
       => ticket -- (a commercial document showing that the holder is entitled to something (as to ride on public transportation or to enter a public entertainment))

Sense 14
crack, fling, go, pass, whirl, offer -- (a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl")
       => attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try -- (earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try")

Sense 15
pass, toss, flip -- ((sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team; "the pass was fumbled")
       => throw -- (the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist); "the catcher made a good throw to second base")

Sense 16
passing, pass, qualifying -- (success in satisfying a test or requirement; "his future depended on his passing that test"; "he got a pass in introductory chemistry")
       => success -- (an attainment that is successful; "his success in the marathon was unexpected"; "his new play was a great success")

Antonyms of verb pass

2 of 25 senses of pass

Sense 14
pass, make it -- (go successfully through a test or a selection process; "She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now")
       Antonym of fail (Sense 7)
      => fail, flunk, bomb, flush it -- (fail to get a passing grade; "She studied hard but failed nevertheless"; "Did I fail the test?")

Sense 16
pass -- (accept or judge as acceptable; "The teacher passed the student although he was weak")
       Antonym of fail (Sense 6)
      => fail -- (judge unacceptable; "The teacher failed six students")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb pass

25 senses of pass

Sense 1
pass, go through, go across -- (go across or through; "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")
          Phrasal Verb-> pass over#1; pass over#2; pass over#3

Sense 2
travel by, pass by, surpass, go past, go by, pass -- (move past; "A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window"; "He passed his professor in the hall"; "One line of soldiers surpassed the other")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 3
legislate, pass -- (make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation; "They passed the amendment"; "We cannot legislate how people spend their free time")
       => ordain, enact -- (order by virtue of superior authority; decree; "The King ordained the persecution and expulsion of the Jews"; "the legislature enacted this law in 1985")

Sense 4
elapse, lapse, pass, slip by, glide by, slip away, go by, slide by, go along -- (pass by; "three years elapsed")
       => advance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on -- (move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on")

Sense 5
pass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over, give -- (place into the hands or custody of; "hand me the spoon, please"; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers")
       => transfer -- (cause to change ownership; "I transferred my stock holdings to my children")
          Phrasal Verb-> pass on#5; pass on#4; pass on#2; pass on#7

Sense 6
run, go, pass, lead, extend -- (stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point; "Service runs all the way to Cranbury"; "His knowledge doesn't go very far"; "My memory extends back to my fourth year of life"; "The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets")
       => be -- (occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?")

Sense 7
pass, overtake, overhaul -- (travel past; "The sports car passed all the trucks")
       => advance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on -- (move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on")

Sense 8
happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place -- (come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important")

Sense 9
pass, clear -- (go unchallenged; be approved; "The bill cleared the House")
       => succeed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods -- (attain success or reach a desired goal; "The enterprise succeeded"; "We succeeded in getting tickets to the show"; "she struggled to overcome her handicap and won")

Sense 10
spend, pass -- (pass time in a specific way; "how are you spending your summer vacation?")

Sense 11
guide, run, draw, pass -- (pass over, across, or through; "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers")
          Phrasal Verb-> pass over#5; pass around#2

Sense 12
communicate, pass on, pass, pass along, put across -- (transmit information ; "Please communicate this message to all employees"; "pass along the good news")
       => convey, transmit, communicate -- (transfer to another; "communicate a disease")

Sense 13
evanesce, fade, blow over, pass off, fleet, pass -- (disappear gradually; "The pain eventually passed off")
       => disappear, vanish, go away -- (get lost, as without warning or explanation; "He disappeared without a trace")

Sense 14
pass, make it -- (go successfully through a test or a selection process; "She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now")
       => succeed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods -- (attain success or reach a desired goal; "The enterprise succeeded"; "We succeeded in getting tickets to the show"; "she struggled to overcome her handicap and won")

Sense 15
exceed, transcend, overstep, pass, go past, top -- (be superior or better than some standard; "She exceeded our expectations"; "She topped her performance of last year")
       => excel, stand out, surpass -- (distinguish oneself; "She excelled in math")

Sense 16
pass -- (accept or judge as acceptable; "The teacher passed the student although he was weak")
       => evaluate, pass judgment, judge -- (form a critical opinion of; "I cannot judge some works of modern art"; "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people")

Sense 17
pass -- (allow to go without comment or censure; "the insult passed as if unnoticed")
       => let, allow, permit -- (make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen; "This permits the water to rush in"; "This sealed door won't allow the water come into the basement"; "This will permit the rain to run off")

Sense 18
pass -- (transfer to another; of rights or property; "Our house passed under his official control")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 19
sink, pass, lapse -- (pass into a specified state or condition; "He sank into nirvana")
       => move -- (go or proceed from one point to another; "the debate moved from family values to the economy")

Sense 20
pass -- (throw (a ball) to another player; "Smith passed")
       => throw -- (propel through the air; "throw a frisbee")

Sense 21
fall, return, pass, devolve -- (be inherited by; "The estate fell to my sister"; "The land returned to the family"; "The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead")
       => change hands, change owners -- (be transferred to another owner; "This restaurant changed hands twice last year")

Sense 22
pass, make pass -- (cause to pass; "She passed around the plates")

Sense 23
authorize, authorise, pass, clear -- (grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography")
       => permit, allow, let, countenance -- (consent to, give permission; "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam")

Sense 24
die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it -- (pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102")
       => change state, turn -- (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election")

Sense 25
excrete, egest, eliminate, pass -- (eliminate from the body; "Pass a kidney stone")
       => exhaust, discharge, expel, eject, release -- (eliminate (a substance); "combustion products are exhausted in the engine"; "the plant releases a gas")

Similarity of adj pass

1 sense of pass

Sense 1
passing (prenominal) (vs. running), pass (prenominal) -- (of advancing the ball by throwing it; "a team with a good passing attack"; "a pass play")

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