|part of speech:
||a secret word, phrase, or selected set of letters and numbers used to identify oneself as one that is permitted to enter a place or have access to privileged information or data.
One had to know the password to be allowed entrance to the speakeasy.Another member of the resistance met him at the train and identified himself with a password.I couldn't get into the database because I didn't know the password.
- open sesame, watchword
- similar words:
- code word, countersign, key, shibboleth, signal