Definitions for passionˈpæʃ ən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Category: Common Vocabulary
strong amorous feeling; love.
strong sexual desire; lust.
a strong fondness, enthusiasm, or desire for something:
a passion for music.
the object of one's passion.
an outburst of emotion.
violent anger; wrath; rage.
(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.
* 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
a strong feeling or emotion
heat, warmth, passion(noun)
the trait of being intensely emotional
something that is desired intensely
"his rage for fame destroyed him"
mania, passion, cacoethes(noun)
an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action
a feeling of strong sexual desire
any object of warm affection or devotion
"the theater was her first love"; "he has a passion for cock fighting";
Passion, Passion of Christ(noun)
the suffering of Jesus at the Crucifixion
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
He sings with passion.
a strong feeling of sexual desire
Her passion for him was growing.
a strong love of an activity
He had always had a passion for the outdoors.
Any great, powerful emotion, especially love or hate.
An object of passionate love or strong interest.
It started as a hobby, but now my motorbike collection has become my passion.
sexual intercourse, especially when very emotional
We shared a night of passion.
The suffering of Jesus leading up to and during his crucifixion.
A play, musical composition or display meant to commemorate the suffering of Jesus.
An innate quality, property, or attribute of a thing.
u2026 to obtain the knowledge of some passion of the circle.
Origin: Via , from passio, noun of action from perfect passive participle passus, from deponent verb pati.
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
the state of being acted upon; subjection to an external agent or influence; a passive condition; -- opposed to action
capacity of being affected by external agents; susceptibility of impressions from external agents
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
disorder of the mind; madness
passion week. See Passion week, below
to give a passionate character to
to suffer pain or sorrow; to experience a passion; to be extremely agitated
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.
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Rank popularity for the word 'passion' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3968
Rank popularity for the word 'passion' in Nouns Frequency: #1520
Translations for passion
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
very strong feeling, especially of anger or love
He argued with great passion; He has a passion for chocolate.
- عاطِفَه، هَوى ، إنْفِعالArabic
- paixãoPortuguese (BR)
- die LeidenschaftGerman
- lidenskab; passionDanish
- شور و حرارتFarsi
- יֵצֶר, תְּשוקָהHebrew
- strast, zanosCroatian
- aistra, potraukisLithuanian
- aizrautība; kaisle; milzīga vēlmeLatvian
- namiętność, pasjaPolish
- شور و حرارتPersian
- شهادت، دشهاد خو ( لكه عيسى (ع) چې ددرد په وخت كښې وګالل ) جذبه، هيجان، قار، مينه، عشقPashto
- passion, lidelseSwedish
- tutku, ihtirasTurkish
- 激情Chinese (Trad.)
- пристрасть; ентузіазмUkrainian
- ولولہ، جوشUrdu
- sự say mêVietnamese
- 激情Chinese (Simp.)
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