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P`ASS, Eng. pat, and as a noun, a pass, a defile, an ambling, pace passen, to be fit, to suit L. patior, whence passion, to suffer, and peto, competo, in the sense of fit Gr. to walk or step, to suffer The word pass coincides with L. passus, a step, and this is from pando, L. passus, a step, and this is from pando, to extend n being casual, the original word was pado.

1. To move, in almost any manner to go to proceed from one place to another. A man may pass on foot, on horseback or in a carriage a bird and a meteor pass through the air a ship passes on or through the water light passes from the sun to the planets it passes from the sun to the earth in about eight minutes.
2. To move from one state to another to alter or change, or to be changed in condition as, to pass from health to sickness to pass from just to unjust.
3. To vanish to disappear to be lost. In this sense, we usually say, to pass away.

Beauty is a charm, but soon the charm will pass.

4. To be spent to go on or away progressively.

The time when the thing existed, is the idea of that space of duration which passed between some fixed period and the being of that thing.

5. To die to depart from life. Little used.
6. To be in any state to undergo with under as, to pass under the rod.
7. To be enacted to receive the sanction of a legislative house or body by a majority of votes.

Neither of these bills has yet passed the house of commons.

8. To be current to gain reception or to be generally received. Bank bills pass as a substitute for coin.

False eloquence passeth only where true is not understood.

9. To be regarded to be received in opinion or estimation.

This will not pass for a fault in him, till it is proved to be one in us.

10. To occur to be present to take place as, to notice what passes in the mind.
11. To be done.

Provided no indirect act pass upon our prayers to defile them.

12. To determine to give judgment or sentence.

Though well we may not pass upon his life.

13. To thrust to make a push in fencing or fighting.
14. To omit to suffer to go unheeded or neglected. We saw the act, but let it pass.
15. To move through any duct or opening as, substances in the stomach that will not pass, not be converted into ailment.
16. To percolate to be secreted as juices that pass from the glands into the mouth.
17. To be in a tolerable state.

A middling sort of man was left well enough by his father to pass,but he could never think he had enough, so long as any had more.

18. To be transferred from one owner to another. The land article passed by livery and seizin.
19. To go beyond bounds. For this we generally use surpass.
20. To run or extend as a line or other thing. The north limit of Massachusetts passes three miles north of the Merrimac.

To come to pass, to happen to arrive to come to be to exist a phrase much used in the Scriptures.

To pass away, to move from sight to vanish.

1. To be spent to be lost.

A good part of their lives passes away without thinking.

To pass by, to move near and beyond. He passed by as we stood in the road.

To pass on, to proceed.

To pass over, to go or move from side to side to cross as, to pass over to the other side.

To pass into, to unite and blend, as two substances or colors, in such a manner that it is impossible to tell where one ends and the other begins.

P`ASS, To go beyond. The sun has passed the age of frivolousness.

1. To go through or over as, to pass a river.
2. To spend to live through as, to pass time to pass the night in revelry, and the day in sleep.
3. To cause to move to send as, to pass the bottle from one guest to another to pass a pauper from one town to another to pass a rope round a yard to pass the blood from the right to the left ventricle of the heart.
4. To cause to move hastily.

I had only time to pass my eye over the medals, which are in great number.

5. To transfer from one owner to another to sell or assign as, to pass land from A to B by deed to pass a note or bill.
6. To strain to cause to percolate as, to pass wine through a filter.
7. To utter to pronounce as, to pass compliments to pass sentence or judgment to pass censure on another's works.
8. To procure or cause to go.

Waller passed over five thousand horse and foot by Newbridge.

9. To put an end to.

This night

We'll pass the business privately and well.

10. To omit to neglect either to do or to mention.

I pass their warlike pomp, their proud array.

11. To transcend to transgress or go beyond as, to pass the bounds of moderation.
12. To admit to allow to approve and receive as valid or just as, to pass an account at the war-office.
13. To approve or sanction by a constitutional or legal majority of votes as, the house of representatives passed the bill. Hence,
14. To enact to carry through all the forms necessary to give validity as, the legislature passed the bill into a law.
15. To impose fraudulently as, she passed the child on her husband for a boy.
16. To practice artfully to cause to succeed as, to pass a trick on one.
17. To surpass to excel to exceed.
18. To thrust to make a push in fencing.

To see thee fight, to see thee pass thy puncto.

To pass away, to spend to waste as, to pass away the flower of like in idleness.

To pass by, to pass near and beyond.

1. To overlook to excuse to forgive not to censure or punish as, to pass by a crime or fault.
2. To neglect to disregard.

Certain passages of Scripture we cannot pass by without injury to truth.

To pass over, to move from side to side to cross as, to pass over a river or mountain.

1. To omit to overlook or disregard. He passed over one charge without a reply.

P`ASS, n. A narrow passage, entrance or avenue a narrow or difficult place of entrance and exit as a pass between mountains.

1. A passage a road.
2. Permission to pass, to go or to come a license to pass a passport.

A gentleman had a pass to go beyond the seas.

A ship sailing under the flag and pass of an enemy.

3. An order for sending vagrants or impotent persons to their place of abode.
4. In fencing and fighting, a thrust a push attempt to stab or strike as , to make a pass at an antagonist.
5. State condition or extreme case extremity.

To what a pass are our minds brought.

Matters have been brought to this pass--

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Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Pass'. King James Dictionary.

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