The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Pass \Pass\ (p[.a]s, p[a^]s), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Passed; p.
pr. & vb. n. Passing.] [F. passer, LL. passare, fr. L.
passus step, or from pandere, passum, to spread out, lay
open. See Pace.]
1. To go; to move; to proceed; to be moved or transferred
from one point to another; to make a transit; -- usually
with a following adverb or adverbal phrase defining the
kind or manner of motion; as, to pass on, by, out, in,
etc.; to pass swiftly, directly, smoothly, etc.; to pass
to the rear, under the yoke, over the bridge, across the
field, beyond the border, etc. "But now pass over [i. e.,
pass on]." --Chaucer.
On high behests his angels to and fro
Passed frequent. --Milton.
Sweet sounds rose slowly through their mouths,
And from their bodies passed. --Coleridge.
2. To move or be transferred from one state or condition to
another; to change possession, condition, or
circumstances; to undergo transition; as, the business has
passed into other hands.
Others, dissatisfied with what they have, . . . pass
from just to unjust. --Sir W.
3. To move beyond the range of the senses or of knowledge; to
pass away; hence, to disappear; to vanish; to depart;
specifically, to depart from life; to die.
Disturb him not, let him pass paceably. --Shak.
Beauty is a charm, but soon the charm will pass.
The passing of the sweetest soul
That ever looked with human eyes. --Tennyson.
4. To move or to come into being or under notice; to come and
go in consciousness; hence, to take place; to occur; to
happen; to come; to occur progressively or in succession;
to be present transitorily.
So death passed upon all men. --Rom. v. 12.
Our own consciousness of what passes within our own
mind. --I. Watts.
5. To go by or glide by, as time; to elapse; to be spent; as,
their vacation passed pleasantly.
Now the time is far passed. --Mark vi. 35
6. To go from one person to another; hence, to be given and
taken freely; as, clipped coin will not pass; to obtain
general acceptance; to be held or regarded; to circulate;
to be current; -- followed by for before a word denoting
value or estimation. "Let him pass for a man." --Shak.
False eloquence passeth only where true is not
This will not pass for a fault in him. --Atterbury.
7. To advance through all the steps or stages necessary to
validity or effectiveness; to be carried through a body
that has power to sanction or reject; to receive
legislative sanction; to be enacted; as, the resolution
passed; the bill passed both houses of Congress.
8. To go through any inspection or test successfully; to be
approved or accepted; as, he attempted the examination,
but did not expect to pass.
9. To be suffered to go on; to be tolerated; hence, to
continue; to live along. "The play may pass." --Shak.
10. To go unheeded or neglected; to proceed without hindrance
or opposition; as, we let this act pass.
11. To go beyond bounds; to surpass; to be in excess. [Obs.]
"This passes, Master Ford." --Shak.
12. To take heed; to care. [Obs.]
As for these silken-coated slaves, I pass not.
13. To go through the intestines. --Arbuthnot.
14. (Law) To be conveyed or transferred by will, deed, or
other instrument of conveyance; as, an estate passes by a
certain clause in a deed. --Mozley & W.
15. (Fencing) To make a lunge or pass; to thrust.
16. (Card Playing) To decline to play in one's turn; in
euchre, to decline to make the trump.
She would not play, yet must not pass. --Prior.
To bring to pass, To come to pass. See under Bring, and
To pass away, to disappear; to die; to vanish. "The heavens
shall pass away." --2 Pet. iii. 10. "I thought to pass
away before, but yet alive I am." --Tennyson.
To pass by, to go near and beyond a certain person or
place; as, he passed by as we stood there.
To pass into, to change by a gradual transmission; to blend
or unite with.
To pass on, to proceed.
To pass on or To pass upon.
(a) To happen to; to come upon; to affect. "So death
passed upon all men." --Rom. v. 12. "Provided no
indirect act pass upon our prayers to define them."
(b) To determine concerning; to give judgment or sentence
upon. "We may not pass upon his life." --Shak.
To pass off, to go away; to cease; to disappear; as, an
agitation passes off.
To pass over, to go from one side or end to the other; to
cross, as a river, road, or bridge.
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
53 Moby Thesaurus words for "passed":
accepted, adopted, ago, antiquated, antique, appointed, approved,
blown over, by, bygone, bypast, carried, chosen, dated, dead,
dead and buried, deceased, defunct, departed, designated, elapsed,
elect, elected, elected by acclamation, embraced, espoused,
expired, extinct, finished, forgotten, gone, gone glimmering,
gone-by, handpicked, has-been, irrecoverable, lapsed, named,
no more, nominated, obsolete, over, passe, passed away, past,
picked, ratified, run out, select, selected, unanimously elected,
vanished, wound up