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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pass v. i. [imp. & p. p. Passed p. pr. & vb. n. Passing.]
 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].”
 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. Temple.
 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.   --Dryden.
 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.”
    False eloquence passeth only where true is not understood.   --Felton.
    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.”
 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.”
 12. To take heed; to care. [Obs.]
    As for these silken-coated slaves, I pass not.   --Shak.
 13. To go through the intestines.
 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.
 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 Come.
 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.” --Jer. Taylor. (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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.”
    She loved me for the dangers I had passed.   --Shak.
 (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.   --Dryden.
 (d) To transcend; to surpass; to excel; to exceed.
 And strive to pass . . .
 Their native music by her skillful art.   --Spenser.
 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.   --Addison.
    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.” --Tennyson. (f) To cause to obtain entrance, admission, or conveyance; as, to pass a person into a theater, or over a railroad.
 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.
 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.” --Dryden.
 To pass over, to overlook; not to note or resent; as, to pass over an affront.