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
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pash′un, n. power of feeling pain or suffering: strong feeling or agitation of mind, esp. rage: ardent love: eager desire: state of the soul when receiving an impression: suffering or passive condition, as opposed to Action: the sufferings, esp. the death, of Christ: (pl.) excited conditions of mind.—ns. Passiflō′ra, a genus of climbing herbs or shrubs, the passion-flowers; Pass′ional, Pass′ionary, a book containing accounts of the sufferings of saints and martyrs.—adjs. Pass′ional, influenced by passion; Pass′ionate, moved by passion: showing strong and warm feeling: easily moved to anger: intense.—adv. Pass′ionately.—n. Pass′ionateness.—adj. Pass′ioned, moved by passion: expressing passion.—ns. Pass′ion-flow′er, a flower so called from a fancied resemblance to a crown of thorns, the emblem of Christ's passion; Pass′ionist (R.C.), one of a religious congregation devoted to the commemoration of the Passion of Christ by missions, &c.—adj. Pass′ionless, free from passion: not easily excited to anger.—n. Pass′ion-mū′sic, music to which words describing the sufferings and death of Christ are set.—adj. Pass′ion-pale (Tenn.), pale with passion.—ns. Pass′ion-play, a religious drama representing the sufferings and death of Christ; Pass′ion-Sun′day, the fifth Sunday in Lent; Pass′ion-week, name commonly given in England to Holy-week (as being the week of Christ's passion); but, according to proper rubrical usage, the week preceding Holy-week. [Fr.,—L. passio, passionis—passus, pa.p. of pati, to suffer.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'passion' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3968
Rank popularity for the word 'passion' in Nouns Frequency: #1520
The numerical value of passion in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of passion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
He's got a great pedigree, the question is passion. Does he have the passion to do it?
We saw the passion and he had for his soldiers and thought he did a really good job articulating that passion he had.
It’s a little creepy, but that just speaks to the passion. I’m not endorsing coming to my door but I love the passion. country fans are loyal.
Life is action and passion therefore, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of the time, at peril of being judged not to have lived.
And it really brought Tony Nadal back to that moment in time. It was really great to have actual footage of Tony Nadal and Col. Moore. we saw the passion and he had for his soldiers and thought he did a really good job articulating that passion he had.
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Translations for passion
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- عاطفة, عزم, شغفArabic
- pašije, vášeňCzech
- Leidenschaft, PassionGerman
- πάθος, έρωτας, πάθηGreek
- intohimo, kärsimysnäytelmä, palo, passio, tunne, kärsimys, kiihkoFinnish
- dèine, dìoghras, feargScottish Gaelic
- szenvedély, passióHungarian
- passía, ákafiIcelandic
- 受難, 激情Japanese
- passio, perturbatioLatin
- mamae, korouMāori
- hartstocht, passieDutch
- lidenskapNorwegian Nynorsk
- paixão, ardorPortuguese
- pasiune, patimiRomanian
- страсть, па́ссия, аффе́ктRussian
- страст, strastSerbo-Croatian
- strast, pasijonSlovene
- passion, kärlek, affekt, lidelse, hänförelse, lust, glödSwedish
- đam mêVietnamese
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