from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who passes, in any sense of that word.
  • noun A drill used in cutlery to make holes to receive little ornamental studs of gold or silver. It has a stop to prevent the point of the drill from penetrating the handle beyond the required depth.
  • noun A gimlet.
  • noun A genus of fringilliform or conirostral oscine passerine birds, founded by Brisson in 1760, typically representing the family Fringillidæ, and a representative example of the Oscines or normal Passeres.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who passes; a passenger.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun sports Someone who passes, someone who makes a pass
  • noun American football A football player who makes a forward pass, who may be (but not limited to) the quarterback.
  • noun archaic One who passes; a passenger.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person who passes by casually or by chance
  • noun a student who passes an examination
  • noun type genus of the Passeridae
  • noun (football) a ball carrier who tries to gain ground by throwing a forward pass
  • noun a person who passes as a member of a different ethnic or racial group


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