1. An opening, road, or track, accessible
for passing; especially, one through
or over some dangerous or otherwise impracticable
barrier; a passageway; a defile; a ford; as, a mountain
pass. ""Try not the pass!" the old man
2. A thrust
or push; an attempt
or strike an adversary.
3. A movement
of the arm
over or along anything; the manipulation
of a mesmerist.
4. A single passage
of a bar, rail, sheet, etc, between the rolls.
5. State of things; condition; predicament. "Have his
daughters brought him
pass." (Shak) "Matters have been brought to this
6. Alow or license
to pass, or to go and come; a psssport; a ticket permitting free transit
or admission; as, a railroad or theater
pass; a military pass. "A nave
of an enemy." (Kent)
7. A thrust; a sally
8. Estimation; nature. "Common speech
9. [Cf. Passus] A part; a division. Pass boat, a wooden
box, used to carry cartridges from the service magazine
to the piece. Pass check, a ticket of admission to a seat
of entertainment, or of readmission for one who
Origin: Cf. F. Pas (for sense
1), and passe, fr. Passer to pass. See Pass.
Source: Websters Vocabulary