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Passed Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Pass \Pass\, 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. 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.'' --Shak. 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

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  • Passed pawn: In chess , a passed pawn is a pawn with no opposing pawns to prevent it from advancing to the eighth rank , i.e. there are no opposing ...

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* I met in the street a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, his cloak was out at the elbows, the water passed through his shoes, - and the stars through his soul. - Victor Hugo

* My time has been passed viciously and agreeably at thirty-one so few years months days hours or minutes remain that 'Carpe Diem' is not enough. I have been obliged to crop even the seconds-for who can trust to tomorrow - George Gordon Byron

* Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep. - George Gordon Byron


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