Noun Definition


1.Definition: (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate

"The coach sent in a passing play on third and long"

Category: General

2.Definition: (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls

Related Noun(s):walk

Category: General

3.Definition: (military) a written leave of absence

"He had a pass for three days"

Category: General

4.Definition: (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team

"The pass was fumbled"

Related Noun(s):flip, toss

Category: General

5.Definition: a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs

Related Noun(s):strait, straits

Category: General

6.Definition: a complimentary ticket

"The star got passes for his family"

Category: General

7.Definition: a difficult juncture

"A pretty pass", "Matters came to a head yesterday"

Related Noun(s):head, straits

Category: General

8.Definition: a document indicating permission to do something without restrictions

"The media representatives had special passes"

Category: General

9.Definition: a flight or run by an aircraft over a target

"The plane turned to make a second pass"

Category: General

10.Definition: a permit to enter or leave a military installation

"He had to show his pass in order to get out"

Category: General

11.Definition: a usually brief attempt

Related Noun(s):crack, go, offer, whirl

Category: General

12.Definition: an automatic advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent

Related Noun(s):bye

Category: General

13.Definition: any authorization to pass or go somewhere

"The pass to visit had a strict time limit"

Related Noun(s):passport

Category: General

14.Definition: one complete cycle of operations (as by a computer)

"It was not possible to complete the computation in a single pass"

Category: General

15.Definition: success in satisfying a test or requirement

"His future depended on his passing that test", "He got a pass in introductory chemistry"

Category: General

16.Definition: the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks

"We got through the pass before it started to snow"

Related Noun(s):notch

Category: Objects