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passkey a key that will open a number of locks of similar make; master key. [3 definitions]
pass muster to be accepted or approved according to some standard.
pass on to continue the giving or spreading of (something). [3 definitions]
pass out to faint or lose consciousness. [2 definitions]
Passover a Jewish festival, beginning on the fourteenth day of Nisan and lasting seven or eight days, that celebrates the escape of the ancient Hebrews from Egypt.
passport a government-issued document that identifies and certifies the holder as a citizen of a nation and entitles him or her to travel in other nations and return to his or her own country. [3 definitions]
pass the buck (informal) to avoid responsibility by blaming someone else.
pass the torch to pass leadership, inspiration, or a guiding principle to one's successors.
pass-through a windowlike opening in a wall, used to pass food from the kitchen to the dining room.
pass up to pay no heed to (an opportunity or chance).
password 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.
past gone by in time; not current. [16 definitions]
pasta a food made from flour, eggs, and water and dried in various thin forms, such as macaroni or spaghetti. [2 definitions]
paste1 a mixture of flour or starch, water, and often other ingredients, used as an adhesive for light materials such as paper. [7 definitions]
paste2 (informal) to hit (a person) hard. [2 definitions]
pasteboard a stiff, thin material made of layers of paper pasted together, or of paper or wood pulp pressed together and solidified with paste; paperboard.
pastel a pale, soft color such as light pink, light blue, or light yellow. [5 definitions]
pastern the part of an equine animal's foot that lies between the fetlock and hoof.
paste-up a piece of cardboard or heavy paper on which type or artwork is pasted for making a printing plate.
pasteurize to heat (milk, cheese, beer, or the like) to a high temperature for a certain period in order to kill most of the harmful bacteria and retard fermentation.
pastiche a work of visual art, music, or literature that consists mostly of materials and techniques borrowed from other works, sometimes done as an exercise to learn the technique of others.