What does Passing mean?

Definitions for Passing
ˈpæs ɪŋ, ˈpɑ sɪŋPass·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Passing.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pass, passing play, passing game, passing(noun)

    (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"

  2. passing, loss, departure, exit, expiration, going, release(noun)

    euphemistic expressions for death

    "thousands mourned his passing"

  3. passing, passage(noun)

    the motion of one object relative to another

    "stellar passings can perturb the orbits of comets"

  4. passing(noun)

    the end of something

    "the passing of winter"

  5. passage, passing(noun)

    a bodily reaction of changing from one place or stage to another

    "the passage of air from the lungs"; "the passing of flatus"

  6. passing, overtaking(noun)

    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"

  7. passing, pass, qualifying(adj)

    success in satisfying a test or requirement

    "his future depended on his passing that test"; "he got a pass in introductory chemistry"

  8. ephemeral, passing, short-lived, transient, transitory, fugacious(adj)

    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"

  9. passing(a), pass(a)(adj)

    of advancing the ball by throwing it

    "a team with a good passing attack"; "a pass play"

  10. passing(a)(adj)

    allowing you to pass (e.g., an examination or inspection) satisfactorily

    "a passing grade"

  11. casual, cursory, passing(a), perfunctory(adverb)

    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"

  12. extremely, exceedingly, super, passing(adverb)

    to an extreme degree

    "extremely cold"; "extremely unpleasant"

Wiktionary

  1. passing(Noun)

    Death, dying; the end of something.

  2. passing(Noun)

    The fact of going past; a movement from one place to another or a change from one state to another.

  3. passing(Noun)

    The act of approving a bill etc.

  4. passing(Noun)

    The act of passing a ball etc. to another player.

  5. passing(Noun)

    A form of juggling where several people pass props between each other, usually clubs or rings.

  6. passing(Adverb)

    Surpassingly, greatly.

  7. passing(Adjective)

    That passes away; ephemeral.

  8. passing(Adjective)

    Pre-eminent, excellent.

  9. passing(Adjective)

    vague, cursory.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Passing

    of Pass

  2. Passing(noun)

    the act of one who, or that which, passes; the act of going by or away

  3. Passing(adj)

    relating to the act of passing or going; going by, beyond, through, or away; departing

  4. Passing(adj)

    exceeding; surpassing, eminent

  5. Passing(adverb)

    exceedingly; excessively; surpassingly; as, passing fair; passing strange

Freebase

  1. Passing

    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

  1. Passing

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Passing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3659

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Passing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3765

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Passing' in Adjectives Frequency: #910

How to pronounce Passing?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Passing in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Passing in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Passing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Passing in a Sentence

  1. Scott Baio:

    This is one of my [ worst ] fears for her... I was on an emotional rollercoaster. I hadn't slept well since the news of her passing.

  2. Max Lerner:

    The Seven Deadly Sins of the Press: Concentrated Power of the Big Press. Passing of competition and the coming of monopoly. Governmental control of the press. Timidity, especially in the face of group and corporate pressures. Big Business mentality. Clannishness among the newspaper publishers that has prevented them from criticizing each other. Social blindness.

  3. Bill Belichick:

    It's sweet, this was the pair's ninth Super Bowl appearance together, the most title games for any head coach and starting quarterback duo in NFL history.Edelman named Super Bowl MVPBrady was 21-for-35 passing for 262 yards, and most of those yards went to wide receiver Julian Edelman, who is boosting his hall-of-fame resume. Edelman -- who was named Super Bowl MVP -- had 10 catches for 141 yards. In addition to already having the second-most receptions in postseason history, Super Bowl MVP's now second all time in postseason receiving yards. Super Bowl MVP trails just the legendary Jerry Rice in both categories.Edelman, who in his college days was a quarterback at Kent State, was drafted by New England in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL draft. Super Bowl MVP is the seventh wide receiver to be named Super Bowl MVP.

  4. The Republican-controlled Senate:

    We all know that by passing this legislation, we can show we're serious about advancing new opportunities for bigger American paychecks, better American jobs, and a stronger American economy.

  5. Alan Regenberg:

    This may feel like you're blindly passing it out, but it may be the best we can do, it may be impossible to separate people on the basis of prognosis out of the pool of kids under 2.

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Translations for Passing

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • passatgerCatalan, Valencian
  • flüchtig, verrinnend, vorübergehendGerman
  • extremadamente, aprobación, somero, superficial, excelente, pase, muerte, pasajero, pasoSpanish
  • syöttäminen, loppu, ohimenevä, siirtyminen, syöttö, ohimennen, peräti, hyväksyminen, suurenmoinen, katoavainen, ohitus, katoava, läpimeno, ohittaminen, poismeno, syöttelyFinnish
  • passing, passagerFrench
  • մեռնելը, չափազանց, գերազանց, շատ, անցնելը, անցողիկ, փոխանցում, անցում, [[զույգով]] [[ժոնգլյորություն]], թռուցիկ, ընդունում, [[խմբով]] [[ժոնգլյորություն]], մահArmenian
  • ótimo, excelente, passe, extremamente, morte, temporário, aprovação, passageiro, preeminente, passagem, efêmero, vago, óbitoPortuguese
  • вскользь, передача, отли́чный, принятие, чрезвычайно, переход, выдаю́щийся, проходя́щий, жонглирование с партнёром, расплы́вчатый, смертьRussian
  • đi quaVietnamese

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