pass - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

Your browser doesn’t support HTML5 audio

  1. 1
    an official document that gives you permission to enter a place

    You always have to show your pass before they’ll let you in.

    1. a.
      an official document that gives you permission to use a particular form of transport without having to pay each time

      You can get a weekly pass that costs a bit less than ten journeys.

  2. 2
    a successful result in an examination or test
    pass in:

    She got a pass in maths.

  3. 3
    a kick, hit, or throw of the ball to another player in your sports team

    a perfect pass from Ince to Owen

  4. 5
    one of several stages in a process that involves checking and dealing with information, often using a computer, in order to improve it

    I finished my first pass on my transcript yesterday.

  5. 6
    a movement past, over, through etc a place

    From above came the fading noise of the helicopter completing its pass.