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?

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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. Sid Taylor:

    Wisdom is perishable. Unlike information or knowledge, it cannot be stored in a computer or recorded in a book. It expires with each passing generation.

  2. Marco Ghisolfi:

    As far as the ownership of the group is concerned, nothing will change after the passing of Guido.

  3. Steve Pond:

    If Academy members are passing around articles that are critical of Chris Kyle, which I know some of them are, it has the potential to make some of them a little less likely to vote for the film, but it also could make those who feel the criticisms are unfair to support it even more strongly.

  4. William Nault:

    I would assess that as getting worse over the last year instead of better, that threat would be against a soft target meaning an industry ship passing or going in and out of ... the Red Sea towards the eastern end of Yemen.

  5. Stan Shea:

    There are sharks that must continue swimming to be able to breathe, as they rely on the forward motion to keep water passing through their gill slits and get oxygen.

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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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