ME paas < Fr. pas < L. passus, step, pace, track.
- Narrow passage; difficult road; steep, rocky path.
- Uncommon case; unusual circumstance; extreme condition; drastic instance.
pass [-ed, -es, -ing, past] v
Fr. pass-er, see pass, n.
- Go by; move near and beyond.
- Move; proceed; travel.
- Move on; cross over a boundary; make a transition beyond what is known.
- Die; transcend mortality; depart from mortal existence; move to another state of being.
- Encounter; experience; come in contact with.
- Disappear; vanish; depart.
- Overcome; surmount.
- Expire; elapse.
- Surpass; exceed.
- Be mistaken; be wrongly considered.
- Spend; live through; while away.
- Grow; sprout; bloom; blossom; develop; push upward.
- Give; hand; bestow; confer.
- Move through [a crowd.]
- Happen; occur; come; approach; draw near.
- Make it through successfully; be allowed to proceed; be approved by a judge in a trial.
- Phrase. “In passing”: while moving by; nonchalantly.
- Phrase. “Pass away”: die; come to an end; vanish.
- Phrase. “Pass by”: go past; move near and beyond.
- Phrase. “Pass on”: proceed; continue; leave.
- Phrase. "Pass out of": delete from; remove from; take away from.