- passbook savings account,
- passed ball,
- passed pawn,
Origin of passed
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- (of a member of an inquest or other deliberative body) to sit (usually followed by on or upon): to pass on a case of manslaughter.
- to adjudicate.
- to vest title or other legal interest in real or personal property in a new owner.
- to forgo one's opportunity to bid, play, etc.
- to throw in one's hand.
- a military document granting the right to cross lines or to enter or leave a military or naval base or building.
- written authority given a soldier to leave a station or duty for a specified period of time.
- a gesture, action, or remark that is intended to be sexually inviting; amorous overture.
- a jab or poke with the arm, especially one that misses its mark.
- a passing of the hand over, along, or before anything.
- the transference or changing of objects by or as by sleight of hand; a manipulation, as of a juggler.
- to cease; end: All this trouble will pass away.
- to die: He passed away during the night.
- to present or offer (something) under false pretenses; dispose of deceptively: to pass off a spurious de Kooning on a gullible buyer.
- to cause to be accepted or received under a false identity: He passed himself off as a doctor.
- to cease gradually; end: The headache passed off in the late afternoon.
- to disregard or ignore.
- to continue to completion; occur: The meeting passed off without incident.
- to disregard; ignore: Just pass over the first part of his letter.
- to fail to take notice of, consider, or choose: He was passed over for the promotion.
Origin of pass
Examples from the Web for passed
The CDA was passed not in the name of censorship but in the name of protecting children from stumbling across sexual material.
As the months passed and she began to cast the film, I became increasingly excited.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The bill, which passed Congress without opposition, is only a temporary fix and expires in 2015.
In fact, by the end of 2014, it passed over 220 bills, which were signed into law by President Barack Obama.
“I walk my kid to school, passed that cop car everyday,” he said.
A gentleman seated on the roof appeared to recognise her—at least, he took his hat off as he passed.
Seven States which passed ordinances of secession have been fully restored to their places in the Union.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Ulysses S. Grant|James D. Richardson
Then they stepped from the pile of marble blocks, and passed quietly away.The Mark of the Beast|Sidney Watson
When the danger was passed by Anastasius pursued fresh intrigues.The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI|Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
A few days after this passed, ambassadors came from Cotys, king of Thrace, bringing money to ransom his son and the said hostages.The History of Rome, Books 37 to the End|Titus Livius
- a route through a range of mountains where the summit is lower or where there is a gap between peaks
- (capital as part of a name)the Simplon Pass
- a document allowing entry to and exit from a military installation
- a document authorizing leave of absence
- the passing of a college or university examination to a satisfactory standard but not as high as honours
- (as modifier)a pass degree Compare honours (def. 2)
Word Origin for 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
- 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