The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Pass \Pass\, v. t.
1. In simple, transitive senses; as:
(a) To go by, beyond, over, through, or the like; to
proceed from one side to the other of; as, to pass a
house, a stream, a boundary, etc.
(b) Hence: To go from one limit to the other of; to spend;
to live through; to have experience of; to undergo; to
suffer. "To pass commodiously this life." --Milton.
She loved me for the dangers I had passed.
(c) To go by without noticing; to omit attention to; to
take no note of; to disregard.
Please you that I may pass This doing. --Shak.
I pass their warlike pomp, their proud array.
(d) To transcend; to surpass; to excel; to exceed.
And strive to pass . . .
Their native music by her skillful art.
Whose tender power
Passes the strength of storms in their most
desolate hour. --Byron.
(e) To go successfully through, as an examination, trail,
test, etc.; to obtain the formal sanction of, as a
legislative body; as, he passed his examination; the
bill passed the senate.
2. In causative senses: as:
(a) To cause to move or go; to send; to transfer from one
person, place, or condition to another; to transmit;
to deliver; to hand; to make over; as, the waiter
passed bisquit and cheese; the torch was passed from
hand to hand.
I had only time to pass my eye over the medals.
Waller passed over five thousand horse and foot
by Newbridge. --Clarendon.
(b) To cause to pass the lips; to utter; to pronounce;
hence, to promise; to pledge; as, to pass sentence.
Father, thy word is passed. --Milton.
(c) To cause to advance by stages of progress; to carry on
with success through an ordeal, examination, or
action; specifically, to give legal or official
sanction to; to ratify; to enact; to approve as valid
and just; as, he passed the bill through the
committee; the senate passed the law.
(e) To put in circulation; to give currency to; as, to
pass counterfeit money. "Pass the happy news."
(f) To cause to obtain entrance, admission, or conveyance;
as, to pass a person into a theater, or over a
3. To emit from the bowels; to evacuate.
4. (Naut.) To take a turn with (a line, gasket, etc.), as
around a sail in furling, and make secure.
5. (Fencing) To make, as a thrust, punto, etc. --Shak.
Passed midshipman. See under Midshipman.
To pass a dividend, to omit the declaration and payment of
a dividend at the time when due.
To pass away, to spend; to waste. "Lest she pass away the
flower of her age." --Ecclus. xlii. 9.
To pass by.
(a) To disregard; to neglect.
(b) To excuse; to spare; to overlook.
To pass off, to impose fraudulently; to palm off. "Passed
himself off as a bishop." --Macaulay.
To pass (something) on (some one) or To pass (something)
upon (some one), to put upon as a trick or cheat; to palm
off. "She passed the child on her husband for a boy."
To pass over, to overlook; not to note or resent; as, to
pass over an affront.