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password Syllabification: pass·word
Pronunciation: /ˈpasˌwərd/

Definition of password in English:


1A secret word or phrase that must be used to gain admission to something.
Example sentences
  • They were a secret detective society you see, with secret meetings, and a secret badge, and passwords and codes and everything.
  • My credit is good, I know all my secret passwords, I just live in more than one place.
  • Maybe there is a secret password for obtaining double beds and I don't know as it yet.
1.1A string of characters that allows access to a computer, interface, or system.
Example sentences
  • Keychain is the Mac OS ' secure password storage system, allowing passwords to be accessed through a single master code.
  • With an FTP server, you can specify the user names and passwords of the people allowed into your system.
  • Then one day the computer forgot the mailbox password and no one could connect to access their emails.

Words that rhyme with password

potsherd • catchword
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