Definition of pass noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    pass

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//pæs//
     
     
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    official document
  1. 1an official document or ticket that shows that you have the right to enter or leave a place, to travel on a bus or train, etc. a boarding pass (= for a plane) There is no admittance without a security pass. see also bus pass
  2. of ball
  3. 2 (in some sports) an act of hitting or throwing the ball to another player in your team a long pass to the corner a back pass to the goalkeeper
  4. in exam
  5. 3 a successful result in an exam The exams are graded honors, pass or fail.
  6. through mountains
  7. 4a road or way over or through mountains a mountain pass They came over the top of the pass and started down towards the coast.
  8. moving past/over
  9. 5an act of going or moving past or over something The helicopter made several passes over the village before landing.
  10. stage in process
  11. 6a stage in a process, especially one that involves separating things from a larger group In the first pass all the addresses are loaded into the database.
  12. Idioms
    come to such a pass,come to a pretty pass(old-fashioned or humorous)
     
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    to reach a sad or difficult state I never thought things would come to such a pass as this. Things have come to a pretty pass when we can't afford to pay the heating bills!
    make a pass at somebody(informal)
     
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    to try to start a sexual relationship with someone
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: pass