password

noun pass·word \ ˈpas-ˌwərd \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of password

1 :something that enables one to pass or gain admission: such as
a :a spoken word or phrase required to pass by a guard
b :a sequence of characters required for access to a computer system

Examples of password in a Sentence

  1. You need to enter your password to check your e-mail.

  2. the password for the all-night rave will be changed next week

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First Known Use of password

1799

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PASSWORD Defined for English Language Learners

password

noun

Definition of password for English Language Learners

  • : a secret word or phrase that a person must know before being given permission to enter a place

  • : a secret series of numbers or letters that allows you to use a computer system


PASSWORD Defined for Kids

password

noun pass·word \ ˈpas-ˌwərd \

Definition of password for Students

:a secret word, phrase, or group of numbers that a person must know to be allowed to enter a place or use a computer system


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