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pass·word

 (păs′wûrd′)
n.
A secret word, phrase, or sequence of characters that must be presented in order to gain access or admittance. Also called pass phrase.

password

(ˈpɑːsˌwɜːd)
n
1. a secret word, phrase, etc, that ensures admission or acceptance by proving identity, membership, etc
2. an action, quality, etc, that gains admission or acceptance
3. (Computer Science) a sequence of characters used to gain access to a computer system

pass•word

(ˈpæsˌwɜrd, ˈpɑs-)

n.
1. a secret word or expression used by authorized persons to gain access, information, etc.
2. a string of characters typed into a computer to identify and obtain access for an authorized user.
[1810–20]

password

A secret word or distinctive sound used to reply to a challenge. See also challenge; countersign.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.password - a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted grouppassword - a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group; "he forgot the password"
arcanum, secret - information known only to a special group; "the secret of Cajun cooking"
positive identification - evidence proving that you are who you say you are; evidence establishing that you are among the group of people already known to the system; recognition by the system leads to acceptance; "a system for positive identification can prevent the use of a single identity by several people"

password

noun watchword, key word, magic word (informal), open sesame No-one can use the computer without a password.
Translations
كَلِمَةُ الْسِّرِكَلِمَة السِّر
heslo
passwordkodeord
salasanatunnussana
lozinkageslo
jelszó
lykilorî
パスワード
암호
parole
parolă
geslo
lösenord
รหัสผ่าน
mật khẩu

password

[ˈpɑːswɜːd] N (gen) → contraseña f, santo m y seña (Comput) → contraseña f de acceso

password

[ˈpɑːswɜːrd] nmot m de passe

password

nLosungs- or Kennwort nt, → Parole f; (Comput) → Passwort nt

password

[ˈpɑːsˌwɜːd] n (also Comput) → parola f d'ordine inv

pass

(paːs) verb
1. to move towards and then beyond (something, by going past, through, by, over etc). I pass the shops on my way to work; The procession passed along the corridor.
2. to move, give etc from one person, state etc to another. They passed the photographs around; The tradition is passed (on/down) from father to son.
3. to go or be beyond. This passes my understanding.
4. (of vehicles etc on a road) to overtake. The sports car passed me at a dangerous bend in the road.
5. to spend (time). They passed several weeks in the country.
6. (of an official group, government etc) to accept or approve. The government has passed a resolution.
7. to give or announce (a judgement or sentence). The magistrate passed judgement on the prisoner.
8. to end or go away. His sickness soon passed.
9. to (judge to) be successful in (an examination etc). I passed my driving test.
noun
1. a narrow path between mountains. a mountain pass.
2. a ticket or card allowing a person to do something, eg to travel free or to get in to a building. You must show your pass before entering.
3. a successful result in an examination, especially when below a distinction, honours etc. There were ten passes and no fails.
4. (in ball games) a throw, kick, hit etc of the ball from one player to another. The centre-forward made a pass towards the goal.
ˈpassable adjective
1. fairly good. a passable tennis player.
2. (of a river, road etc) able to be passed, travelled over etc. The mud has made the roads no longer passable.
ˈpassing adjective
1. going past. a passing car.
2. lasting only a short time. a passing interest.
3. (of something said) casual and not made as part of a serious talk about the subject. a passing reference.
ˌpasser-ˈbyplural ˌpassers-ˈby noun
a person who is going past a place when something happens. He asked the passers-by if they had seen the accident.
ˈpassword noun
a secret word by which those who know it can recognize each other and be allowed to go past, enter etc. He was not allowed into the army camp because he did not know the password.
in passing
while doing or talking about something else; without explaining fully what one means. He told her the story, and said in passing that he did not completely believe it.
let (something) pass
to ignore something rather than take the trouble to argue. I'll let that pass.
pass as/for
to be mistaken for or accepted as. Some man-made materials could pass as silk; His nasty remarks pass for wit among his admirers.
pass away
to die. Her grandmother passed away last night.
pass the buck
to give the responsibility or blame for something to someone else. She always passes the buck if she is asked to do anything.
pass by
to go past (a particular place). I was passing by when the bride arrived at the church; She passed by the hospital on the way to the library.
pass off
(of sickness, an emotion etc) to go away. By the evening, his sickness had passed off and he felt better.
pass (something or someone) off as
to pretend that (something or someone) is (something or someone else). He passed himself off as a journalist.
pass on
1. to give to someone else (usually something which one has been given by a third person). I passed on his message.
2. to die. His mother passed on yesterday.
pass out
1. to faint. I feel as though I'm going to pass out.
2. to give to several different people. The teacher passed out books to her class.
pass over
to ignore or overlook. They passed him over for promotion.
pass up
not to accept (a chance, opportunity etc). He passed up the offer of a good job.

passed is the past tense of to pass: He passed the scene of the accident .
past means up to and beyond: She walked past the shops .

password

كَلِمَةُ الْسِّرِ heslo password Passwort κωδικός πρόσβασης contraseña salasana mot de passe lozinka password パスワード 암호 wachtwoord passord hasło senha пароль lösenord รหัสผ่าน şifre mật khẩu 密码
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