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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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  to  another;  to  make  a  transit;  --  usually 
  with  a  following  adverb  or  adverbal  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  ``But  now  pass  over  [i.  e., 
  pass  on].''  --Chaucer. 
  On  high  behests  his  angels  to  and  fro  Passed 
  frequent.  --Milton. 
  Sweet  sounds  rose  slowly  through  their  mouths,  And 
  from  their  bodies  passed.  --Coleridge. 
  2.  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. 
  Others  dissatisfied  with  what  they  have  .  .  .  pass 
  from  just  to  unjust.  --Sir  W. 
  3.  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. 
  Disturb  him  not  let  him  pass  paceably.  --Shak. 
  Beauty  is  a  charm,  but  soon  the  charm  will  pass. 
  The  passing  of  the  sweetest  soul  That  ever  looked 
  with  human  eyes.  --Tennyson. 
  4.  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. 
  So  death  passed  upon  all  men.  --Rom.  v.  12. 
  Our  own  consciousness  of  what  passes  within  our  own 
  mind.  --I.  Watts. 
  5.  To  go  by  or  glide  by  as  time;  to  elapse;  to  be  spent;  as 
  their  vacation  passed  pleasantly. 
  Now  the  time  is  far  passed.  --Mark  vi  35 
  6.  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.  ``Let  him  pass  for  a  man.''  --Shak. 
  False  eloquence  passeth  only  where  true  is  not 
  understood.  --Felton. 
  This  will  not  pass  for  a  fault  in  him  --Atterbury. 
  7.  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.  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.  To  be  suffered  to  go  on  to  be  tolerated;  hence  to 
  continue;  to  live  along  ``The  play  may  pass.''  --Shak. 
  10.  To  go  unheeded  or  neglected;  to  proceed  without  hindrance 
  or  opposition;  as  we  let  this  act  pass. 
  11.  To  go  beyond  bounds;  to  surpass;  to  be  in  excess.  [Obs.] 
  ``This  passes,  Master  Ford.''  --Shak. 
  12.  To  take  heed;  to  care  [Obs.] 
  As  for  these  silken-coated  slaves,  I  pass  not 
  13.  To  go  through  the  intestines.  --Arbuthnot. 
  14.  (Law)  To  be  conveyed  or  transferred  by  will  deed,  or 
  other  instrument  of  conveyance;  as  an  estate  passes  by  a 
  certain  clause  in  a  deed.  --Mozley  &  W. 
  15.  (Fencing)  To  make  a  lunge  or  pass;  to  thrust. 
  16.  (Card  Playing  &  other  games)  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. 
  She  would  not  play,  yet  must  not  pass.  --Prior. 
  17.  In  football,  hockey,  etc.,  to  make  a  pass;  to  transfer 
  the  ball,  etc.,  to  another  player  of  one's  own  side 
  [Webster  1913  Suppl.] 
  {To  bring  to  pass},  {To  come  to  pass}.  See  under  {Bring},  and 
  {To  pass  away},  to  disappear;  to  die;  to  vanish.  ``The 
  heavens  shall  pass  away.''  --2  Pet.  iii.  10.  ``I  thought 
  to  pass  away  before  but  yet  alive  I  am.''  --Tennyson. 
  {To  pass  by},  to  go  near  and  beyond  a  certain  person  or 
  place  as  he  passed  by  as  we  stood  there 
  {To  pass  into},  to  change  by  a  gradual  transmission;  to  blend 
  or  unite  with 
  {To  pass  on},  to  proceed. 
  {To  pass  on}  or  {upon}. 
  a  To  happen  to  to  come  upon  to  affect.  ``So  death 
  passed  upon  all  men.''  --Rom.  v.  12.  ``Provided  no 
  indirect  act  pass  upon  our  prayers  to  define  them.'' 
  --Jer.  Taylor. 
  b  To  determine  concerning;  to  give  judgment  or  sentence 
  upon  ``We  may  not  pass  upon  his  life.''  --Shak. 
  {To  pass  off},  to  go  away  to  cease;  to  disappear;  as  an 
  agitation  passes  off 
  {To  pass  over},  to  go  from  one  side  or  end  to  the  other  to 
  cross,  as  a  river,  road,  or  bridge. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Passing  \Pass"ing\,  adv 
  Exceedingly;  excessively;  surpassingly;  as  passing  fair; 
  passing  strange.  ``You  apprehend  passing  shrewdly.''  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Passing  \Pass"ing\,  n. 
  The  act  of  one  who  or  that  which  passes;  the  act  of  going 
  by  or  away 
  {Passing  bell},  a  tolling  of  a  bell  to  announce  that  a  soul 
  is  passing,  or  has  passed,  from  its  body  (formerly  done  to 
  invoke  prayers  for  the  dying);  also  a  tolling  during  the 
  passing  of  a  funeral  procession  to  the  grave,  or  during 
  funeral  ceremonies.  --Sir  W.  Scott.  --Longfellow. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Passing  \Pass"ing\,  a. 
  1.  Relating  to  the  act  of  passing  or  going;  going  by  beyond, 
  through  or  away  departing. 
  2.  Exceeding;  surpassing,  eminent.  --Chaucer.  ``Her  passing 
  deformity.''  --Shak. 
  {Passing  note}  (Mus.),  a  character  including  a  passing  tone. 
  {Passing  tone}  (Mus.),  a  tone  introduced  between  two  other 
  tones,  on  an  unaccented  portion  of  a  measure,  for  the  sake 
  of  smoother  melody,  but  forming  no  essential  part  of  the 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  enduring  a  very  short  time;  "the  ephemeral  joys  of 
  childhood";  "a  passing  fancy";  "youth's  transient 
  beauty";  "love  is  transitory  but  at  is  eternal"; 
  "fugacious  blossoms"  [syn:  {ephemeral},  {short-lived}, 
  {transient},  {transitory},  {fugacious}] 
  2:  moving  by  or  going  past;  "the  passing  cars"  [syn:  {passing(a)}] 
  3:  (football)  of  advancing  the  ball  by  throwing  it  "a  team 
  with  a  good  passing  attack";  "a  pass  play"  [syn:  {passing(a)}, 
  {pass(a)}]  [ant:  {running(a)}] 
  4:  allowing  you  to  pass  (e.g.,  an  examination  or  inspection) 
  satisfactorily;  "a  passing  grade"  [syn:  {passing(a)}] 
  5:  hasty  and  without  attention  to  detail;  not  thorough;  "a 
  casual  (or  cursory)  inspection  failed  to  reveal  the 
  house's  structural  flaws";  "a  passing  glance"; 
  "perfunctory  courtesy"  [syn:  {casual},  {cursory},  {passing(a)}, 
  n  1:  a  football  play  that  involves  one  player  throwing  the  ball 
  to  a  teammate;  "the  coach  sent  in  a  passing  play  on 
  third  and  long"  [syn:  {pass},  {passing  play},  {passing 
  2:  euphemistic  expressions  for  death;  "thousands  mourned  his 
  passing"  [syn:  {loss},  {departure},  {exit},  {expiration}, 
  {going},  {release}] 
  3:  the  motion  of  one  object  relative  to  another;  "stellar 
  passings  can  perturb  the  orbits  of  comets"  [syn:  {passage}] 
  4:  a  bodily  process  of  passing  from  one  place  or  stage  to 
  another;  "the  passage  of  air  from  the  lungs";  "the  passing 
  of  flatus"  [syn:  {passage}] 
  5:  going  by  something  that  is  moving  in  order  to  get  in  front 
  of  it  "she  drove  but  well  but  her  reckless  passing  of 
  every  car  on  the  road  frightened  me"  [syn:  {overtaking}] 
  6:  success  in  satisfying  a  test  or  requirement;  "his  future 
  depended  on  his  passing  that  test";  "he  got  a  pass  in 
  introductory  chemistry"  [syn:  {pass},  {qualifying}]  [ant: 
  adv  :  to  an  extreme  degree  or  extent;  "his  eyesight  was 
  exceedingly  defective"  [syn:  {exceedingly},  {extremely}] 

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