passed

[ past, pahst ]
/ pæst, pɑst /

adjective

having completed the act of passing.
having received a passing grade on an examination or test or successfully completed a school course, year, or program of study.
Finance. noting a dividend not paid at the usual dividend date.
U.S. Navy. having successfully completed an examination for promotion, and awaiting a vacancy in the next grade: a passed chief engineer.

Nearby words

  1. passbook savings account,
  2. passchendaele,
  3. passcode,
  4. passe,
  5. passe-partout,
  6. passed ball,
  7. passed pawn,
  8. passel,
  9. passement,
  10. passementerie

Origin of passed

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at pass, -ed2

Related formsun·passed, adjective

Can be confusedpassed past paste

Origin of pass

1175–1225; (v.) Middle English passen < Old French passer < Vulgar Latin *passāre, derivative of Latin passus step, pace1; (noun) Middle English; in part < Middle French passe (noun derivative of passer), in part noun derivative of passen

Related formspass·less, adjectiveout·pass, verb (used with object)sub·pass, noun

Synonym study

35, 76b, 79. See die1.

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British Dictionary definitions for passed

pass

/ (pɑːs) /

verb

noun

interjection

bridge a call indicating that a player has no bid to make

Word Origin for pass

C13: from Old French passer to pass, surpass, from Latin passūs step, pace 1

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Medicine definitions for passed

pass

[ păs ]

v.

To go across; go through.
To cause to move into a certain position.
To cease to exist; die.
To be voided from the body.

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Idioms and Phrases with passed

pass

In addition to the idioms beginning with pass

  • pass away
  • pass by
  • pass for
  • pass muster
  • pass off
  • pass on
  • pass one's lips
  • pass out
  • pass over
  • pass the buck
  • pass the hat
  • pass the time
  • pass the torch
  • pass through one's mind
  • pass up
  • pass with flying colors

also see:

  • bring about (to pass)
  • come about (to pass)
  • cross (pass through) one's mind
  • head someone off (at the pass)
  • in passing
  • make (take) a pass at
  • ships that pass in the night
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