from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A secret word or phrase that one uses to gain admittance or access to information.
- n. Computer Science A sequence of characters that one must input to gain access to a file, application, or computer system. Also called passkey.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A secret word used to gain admittance or to gain access to information; watchword.
- n. A string of characters used to log in to a computer or network, to access a level in a video game, etc.
- v. To protect with a password.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A word to be given before a person is allowed to pass; a watchword; a countersign.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A secret parole or countersign by which a friend may be distinguished from a stranger, and allowed to pass.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group
pass + word. (Wiktionary)