3. A movement of the hand over or along anything; the manipulation of a mesmerist.
4. (Rolling Metals) A single passage of a bar, rail, sheet, etc., between the rolls.
5. State of things; condition; predicament.
Have his daughters brought him to this pass.Shak.
Matters have been brought to this pass.South.
6. Permission or license to pass, or to go and come; a psssport; a ticket permitting free transit or admission; as,
a railroad or theater pass; a military pass.
A ship sailing under the flag and pass of an enemy.Kent.
7. Fig.: a thrust; a sally of wit. Shak.
8. Estimation; character. [Obs.]
Common speech gives him a worthy pass.Shak.
9. [Cf. Passus.] A part; a division. [Obs.] Chaucer.
Pass boat (Naut.), a punt, or similar boat. Pass book. (a) A book in which a trader enters articles
bought on credit, and then passes or sends it to the purchaser. (b) See Bank book. Pass box
(Mil.), a wooden or metallic box, used to carry cartridges from the service magazine to the piece.
Pass check, a ticket of admission to a place of entertainment, or of readmission for one who goes
away in expectation of returning.
(Pass"a*ble) a. [Cf. F. passable.]
1. Capable of being passed, traveled, navigated, traversed, penetrated, or the like; as, the roads are not
passable; the stream is passablein boats.
His body's a passable carcass if it be not hurt; it is a throughfare for steel.Shak.
2. Capable of being freely circulated or disseminated; acceptable; generally receivable; current.
With men as with false money one piece is more or less passable than another.L'Estrange.
Could they have made this slander passable.Collier.
3. Such as may be allowed to pass without serious objection; tolerable; admissable; moderate; mediocre.
My version will appear a passable beauty when the original muse is absent.Dryden.
(Pass"a*ble*ness), n. The quality of being passable.
(Pass"a*bly), adv. Tolerably; moderately.
(||Pas`sa*ca*glia ||Pas`sa*ca*glio) n. [Sp. pasacalle a certain tune on the guitar, prop., a
tune played in passing through the streets.] (Mus.) An old Italian or Spanish dance tune, in slow three-
four measure, with divisions on a ground bass, resembling a chaconne.
(Pas*sade" Pas*sa"do) n. [F. passade; cf. Sp. pasada. See Pass, v. i.]
1. (Fencing) A pass or thrust. Shak.