Definitions for PASSIONˈpæʃ ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pas•sion*ˈpæʃ ən(n.)

  1. compelling emotion.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. strong amorous feeling; love.

  3. strong sexual desire; lust.

  4. a strong fondness, enthusiasm, or desire for something:

    a passion for music.

  5. the object of one's passion.

  6. an outburst of emotion.

  7. violent anger; wrath; rage.

  8. (often cap.) the sufferings of Christ on the cross or subsequent to the Last Supper. the Gospel narrative of Christ's sufferings or a musical setting of this.

    Category: Religion

* Syn: See feeling.

Origin of passion:

1125–75; ME (< OF) < LL passiō Christ's sufferings on the cross, endurance, illness = L pat(ī) to suffer, submit + -tiō -tion

pas′sion•ful(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. passion, passionateness(noun)

    a strong feeling or emotion

  2. heat, warmth, passion(noun)

    the trait of being intensely emotional

  3. rage, passion(noun)

    something that is desired intensely

    "his rage for fame destroyed him"

  4. mania, passion, cacoethes(noun)

    an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action

  5. passion(noun)

    a feeling of strong sexual desire

  6. love, passion(noun)

    any object of warm affection or devotion

    "the theater was her first love"; "he has a passion for cock fighting";

  7. Passion, Passion of Christ(noun)

    the suffering of Jesus at the Crucifixion

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. passion(noun)ˈpæʃ ən

    strong emotion

    He sings with passion.

  2. passionˈpæʃ ən

    a strong feeling of sexual desire

    Her passion for him was growing.

  3. passionˈpæʃ ən

    a strong love of an activity

    He had always had a passion for the outdoors.

Wiktionary

  1. passion(Noun)

    Any great, powerful emotion, especially love or hate.

  2. passion(Noun)

    Fervor, determination.

  3. passion(Noun)

    An object of passionate love or strong interest.

    It started as a hobby, but now my motorbike collection has become my passion.

  4. passion(Noun)

    sexual intercourse, especially when very emotional

    We shared a night of passion.

  5. passion(Noun)

    The suffering of Jesus leading up to and during his crucifixion.

  6. passion(Noun)

    A play, musical composition or display meant to commemorate the suffering of Jesus.

  7. passion(Noun)

    An innate quality, property, or attribute of a thing.

    u2026 to obtain the knowledge of some passion of the circle.

  8. Origin: Via , from passio, noun of action from perfect passive participle passus, from deponent verb pati.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Passion(noun)

    a suffering or enduring of imposed or inflicted pain; any suffering or distress (as, a cardiac passion); specifically, the suffering of Christ between the time of the last supper and his death, esp. in the garden upon the cross

  2. Passion(noun)

    the state of being acted upon; subjection to an external agent or influence; a passive condition; -- opposed to action

  3. Passion(noun)

    capacity of being affected by external agents; susceptibility of impressions from external agents

  4. Passion(noun)

    the state of the mind when it is powerfully acted upon and influenced by something external to itself; the state of any particular faculty which, under such conditions, becomes extremely sensitive or uncontrollably excited; any emotion or sentiment (specifically, love or anger) in a state of abnormal or controlling activity; an extreme or inordinate desire; also, the capacity or susceptibility of being so affected; as, to be in a passion; the passions of love, hate, jealously, wrath, ambition, avarice, fear, etc.; a passion for war, or for drink; an orator should have passion as well as rhetorical skill

  5. Passion(noun)

    disorder of the mind; madness

  6. Passion(noun)

    passion week. See Passion week, below

  7. Passion(verb)

    to give a passionate character to

  8. Passion(verb)

    to suffer pain or sorrow; to experience a passion; to be extremely agitated

Freebase

  1. Passion

    In Christianity the Passion is the short final period in the life of Jesus covering his visit to Jerusalem, and leading to his execution by crucifixion, an event central to Christian beliefs. It begins with his Triumphal entry into Jerusalem and includes his Last Supper, Agony in the Garden and his arrest and trial. Those parts of the four Gospels that describe these events, as well as the non-canonical Gospel of Peter, are known as the "Passion narratives". In the liturgical calendar, the Passion is commemorated in Holy Week, beginning on Palm Sunday and ending on Easter Saturday. The word passion has since taken on a more general application and now may also apply to accounts of the suffering and death of Christian martyrs, sometimes using the Latin form passio.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PASSION' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3968

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PASSION' in Nouns Frequency: #1520


Translations for PASSION

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

passion(noun)

very strong feeling, especially of anger or love

He argued with great passion; He has a passion for chocolate.

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