Definitions for Passing
ˈpæs ɪŋ, ˈpɑ sɪŋpass·ing
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Passing.
pass, passing play, passing game, passingnoun
(American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate
"the coach sent in a passing play on third and long"
passing, loss, departure, exit, expiration, going, releasenoun
euphemistic expressions for death
"thousands mourned his passing"
the motion of one object relative to another
"stellar passings can perturb the orbits of comets"
the end of something
"the passing of winter"
a bodily reaction of changing from one place or stage to another
"the passage of air from the lungs"; "the passing of flatus"
going by something that is moving in order to get in front of it
"she drove but well but her reckless passing of every car on the road frightened me"
passing, pass, qualifyingadjective
success in satisfying a test or requirement
"his future depended on his passing that test"; "he got a pass in introductory chemistry"
ephemeral, passing, short-lived, transient, transitory, fugaciousadjective
lasting a very short time
"the ephemeral joys of childhood"; "a passing fancy"; "youth's transient beauty"; "love is transitory but it is eternal"; "fugacious blossoms"
of advancing the ball by throwing it
"a team with a good passing attack"; "a pass play"
allowing you to pass (e.g., an examination or inspection) satisfactorily
"a passing grade"
casual, cursory, passing(a), perfunctoryadverb
hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough
"a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws"; "a passing glance"; "perfunctory courtesy"
extremely, exceedingly, super, passingadverb
to an extreme degree
"extremely cold"; "extremely unpleasant"
Death, dying; the end of something.
The fact of going past; a movement from one place to another or a change from one state to another.
The act of approving a bill etc.
The act of passing a ball etc. to another player.
A form of juggling where several people pass props between each other, usually clubs or rings.
That passes away; ephemeral.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from pass.
No strength of arms shall win this noble fort,
Or shake this puissant wall, such passing might
Have spells and charms, if they be said aright. Edward Fairfax.
Sir Hudibras his passing worth,
The manner how he sallied forth. Hudibras.
Oberon is passing fell and wroth. William Shakespeare.
Many in each region passing fair
As the noon sky; more like to goddesses
Than mortal creatures. John Milton, Paradise Lost.
She was not only passing fair,
But was withal discreet and debonair. Dryden.
While thus we stood as in a stound,
Full soon by bonfire and by bell,
We learnt our liege was passing well. John Gay.
the act of one who, or that which, passes; the act of going by or away
relating to the act of passing or going; going by, beyond, through, or away; departing
exceeding; surpassing, eminent
exceedingly; excessively; surpassingly; as, passing fair; passing strange
Passing is the ability of a person to be regarded as a member of social groups other than his or her own, such as a different race, ethnicity, social class, gender, intelligence, age and/or disability status, generally with the purpose of gaining social acceptance. This may take the form of changing only one group from the person's own, such as a person's dressing so as to pretend to be of a higher social class. Etymologically, the term is simply a clipped form of the phrasal verb pass for or pass as, as in a counterfeit passing for the genuine article or an impostor passing as another person. It has been in popular use since at least the late 1920s.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pas′ing, adj. going by, through, or away: happening now: surpassing.—adv. exceedingly: very.—ns. Pass′ing-bell, a bell tolled immediately after a person's death, originally to invite prayers for the soul passing into eternity; Pass′ing-note (mus.), a smaller note marking a tone introduced between two others, to effect a smooth passage from the one to the other, but forming no essential part of the harmony.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Passing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3659
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Passing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3765
Rank popularity for the word 'Passing' in Adjectives Frequency: #910
The numerical value of Passing in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Passing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
That's when I had to tell him the truth, i had a.6 GPA( a barely passing D-minus grade point average) at the time. He said,' Son, you have potential.' But that changed me. That was the first time, outside of people who are supposed to support me, anyone saw that I had potential.
Is it not passing brave to be a King and ride in triumph through Persepolis?
The National Hockey League mourns the tragic passing of Teddy Balkind, a member of the hockey family lost too soon. Our prayers and most heartfelt condolences go out to his family, his St. Luke’s teammates and his many friends.
Yemen has suffered greatly, and its people have withstood an unspeakable tragedy, the country's infrastructure is destroyed; families dispersed, and its social fabric torn apart. This is a critical and most difficult phase. With every passing day, more and more Yemeni lives are lost.
I'm saddened to hear of Ben's passing, deepest condolences to Ben Unwin family and friends.
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- passatgerCatalan, Valencian
- verrinnend, flüchtig, vorübergehendGerman
- pasajero, superficial, muerte, paso, extremadamente, pase, somero, aprobación, excelenteSpanish
- syöttö, ohitus, syöttäminen, ohimennen, peräti, poismeno, katoavainen, hyväksyminen, suurenmoinen, katoava, siirtyminen, syöttely, ohimenevä, läpimeno, loppu, ohittaminenFinnish
- passager, passingFrench
- [[զույգով]] [[ժոնգլյորություն]], [[խմբով]] [[ժոնգլյորություն]], թռուցիկ, ընդունում, անցում, մահ, փոխանցում, անցողիկ, անցնելը, շատ, գերազանց, չափազանց, մեռնելըArmenian
- vago, óbito, efêmero, passageiro, passagem, excelente, preeminente, ótimo, aprovação, passe, temporário, morte, extremamentePortuguese
- выдаю́щийся, вскользь, смерть, передача, отли́чный, расплы́вчатый, принятие, чрезвычайно, жонглирование с партнёром, проходя́щий, переходRussian
- đi quaVietnamese
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