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; a ford; as, a mountain pass.
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"Try not the pass!" the old man said.
Longfellow.
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2. (Fencing) A thrust or push; an attempt to stab or strike an adversary. Shak.
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3. A movement of the hand over or along anything; the manipulation of a mesmerist.
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4. (Rolling Metals) A single passage of a bar, rail, sheet, etc., between the rolls.
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5. State of things; condition; predicament.
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Have his daughters brought him to this pass.
Shak.
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Matters have been brought to this pass.
South.
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6. Permission or license to pass, or to go and come; a psssport; a ticket permitting free transit or admission; as, a railroad or theater pass; a military pass.
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A ship sailing under the flag and pass of an enemy.
Kent.
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7. Fig.: a thrust; a sally of wit. Shak.
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8. Estimation; character. [Obs.]
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Common speech gives him a worthy pass.
Shak.
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9. [Cf. Passus.] A part; a division. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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10. (Sports) In football, hockey, and other team sports, a transfer of the ball, puck, etc., to another player of one's own team, usually at some distance. In American football, the pass is through the air by an act of throwing the ball.
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Pass boat (Naut.), a punt, or similar boat. -- Pass book. (a) A book in which a trader enters articles bought on credit, and then passes or sends it to the purchaser. (b) See Bank book. -- Pass box (Mil.), a wooden or metallic box, used to carry cartridges from the service magazine to the piece. -- Pass check, a ticket of admission to a place of entertainment, or of readmission for one who goes away in expectation of returning.
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