1. (v. i.) To go; to move; to proceed; to be moved or transferred from one point to another; to make a transit; -- usually with a following adverb or adverbial phrase defining the kind or manner of motion; as, to pass on, by, out, in, etc.; to pass swiftly, directly, smoothly, etc.; to pass to the rear, under the yoke, over the bridge, across the field, beyond the border, etc.

2. (v. i.) To move or be transferred from one state or condition to another; to change possession, condition, or circumstances; to undergo transition; as, the business has passed into other hands.

3. (v. i.) To move beyond the range of the senses or of knowledge; to pass away; hence, to disappear; to vanish; to depart; specifically, to depart from life; to die.

4. (v. i.) To move or to come into being or under notice; to come and go in consciousness; hence, to take place; to occur; to happen; to come; to occur progressively or in succession; to be present transitorily.

5. (v. i.) To go by or glide by, as time; to elapse; to be spent; as, their vacation passed pleasantly.

6. (v. i.) To go from one person to another; hence, to be given and taken freely; as, clipped coin will not pass; to obtain general acceptance; to be held or regarded; to circulate; to be current; -- followed by for before a word denoting value or estimation.

7. (v. i.) To advance through all the steps or stages necessary to validity or effectiveness; to be carried through a body that has power to sanction or reject; to receive legislative sanction; to be enacted; as, the resolution passed; the bill passed both houses of Congress.

8. (v. i.) To go through any inspection or test successfully; to be approved or accepted; as, he attempted the examination, but did not expect to pass.

9. (v. i.) To be suffered to go on; to be tolerated; hence, to continue; to live along.

10. (v. i.) To go unheeded or neglected; to proceed without hindrance or opposition; as, we let this act pass.

11. (v. i.) To go beyond bounds; to surpass; to be in excess.

12. (v. i.) To take heed; to care.

13. (v. i.) To go through the intestines.

14. (v. i.) To be conveyed or transferred by will, deed, or other instrument of conveyance; as, an estate passes by a certain clause in a deed.

15. (v. i.) To make a lunge or pass; to thrust.

16. (v. i.) To decline to take an optional action when it is one's turn, as to decline to bid, or to bet, or to play a card; in euchre, to decline to make the trump.

17. (v. i.) In football, hockey, etc., to make a pass; to transfer the ball, etc., to another player of one's own side.

18. (v. t.) 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.

19. (v. t.) To go from one limit to the other of; to spend; to live through; to have experience of; to undergo; to suffer.

20. (v. t.) To go by without noticing; to omit attention to; to take no note of; to disregard.

21. (v. t.) To transcend; to surpass; to excel; to exceed.

22. (v. t.) To go successfully through, as an examination, trail, test, etc.; to obtain the formal sanction of, as a legislative body; as, he passed his examination; the bill passed the senate.

23. (v. t.) To cause to move or go; to send; to transfer from one person, place, or condition to another; to transmit; to deliver; to hand; to make over; as, the waiter passed biscuit and cheese; the torch was passed from hand to hand.

24. (v. t.) To cause to pass the lips; to utter; to pronounce; hence, to promise; to pledge; as, to pass sentence.

25. (v. t.) To cause to advance by stages of progress; to carry on with success through an ordeal, examination, or action; specifically, to give legal or official sanction to; to ratify; to enact; to approve as valid and just; as, he passed the bill through the committee; the senate passed the law.

26. (v. t.) To put in circulation; to give currency to; as, to pass counterfeit money.

27. (v. t.) To cause to obtain entrance, admission, or conveyance; as, to pass a person into a theater, or over a railroad.

28. (v. t.) To emit from the bowels; to evacuate.

29. (v. t.) To take a turn with (a line, gasket, etc.), as around a sail in furling, and make secure.

30. (v. t.) To make, as a thrust, etc.

31. (n.) 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.

32. (n.) A thrust or push; an attempt to stab or strike an adversary.

33. (n.) A movement of the hand over or along anything; the manipulation of a mesmerist.

34. (n.) A single passage of a bar, rail, sheet, etc., between the rolls.

35. (v. i.) State of things; condition; predicament.

36. (v. i.) Permission or license to pass, or to go and come; a passport; a ticket permitting free transit or admission; as, a railroad or theater pass; a military pass.

37. (v. i.) Fig.: a thrust; a sally of wit.

38. (v. i.) Estimation; character.

39. (n.) A part; a division.

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