Definitions for passion
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word passion.
a strong feeling or emotion
heat, warmth, passionnoun
the trait of being intensely emotional
something that is desired intensely
"his rage for fame destroyed him"
mania, passion, cacoethesnoun
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 Christnoun
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.
to obtain the knowledge of some passion of the circle.
Etymology: Via, from passio, noun of action from perfect passive participle passus, from deponent verb pati.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: passion, French; passio, Latin.
The differences of mouldable and not mouldable, scissible and not scissible, and many other passions of matter are plebeian notions, applied to the instruments men ordinarily practise. Francis Bacon.
A body at rest affords us no idea of any active power to move, and when, set in motion, it is rather a passion than an action in it. John Locke.
All the other passions fleet to air,
As doubtful thoughts and rash embrac’d despair. William Shakespeare.
Thee every thing becomes, to chide, to laugh,
To weep: whose every passion fully strives
To make itself in thee fair and admired. William Shakespeare.
Vex’d I am
Of late, with passions of some difference. William Shakespeare.
I am doubtful, lest
You break into some merry passion,
And so offend him:
If you should smile, he grows impatient. William Shakespeare.
In loving thou do’st well, in passion not;
Wherein true love consists not. John Milton, Par. Lost.
Cruel his eye, but cast
Signs of remorse and passion, to behold
The fellows of his crime condemn’d
For ever now to have their lot in pain. John Milton, Par. Lost.
Passion ’s too fierce to be in fetters bound,
And nature flies him like enchanted ground. Dryden.
All the art of rhetorick, besides order and perspicuity, only moves the passions, and thereby misleads the judgment. John Locke.
The word passion signifies the receiving any action in a large philosophical sense; in a more limited philosophical sense, it signifies any of the affections of human nature; as love, fear, joy, sorrow: but the common people confine it only to anger. Isaac Watts.
Where statesmen are ruled by faction and interest, they can have no passion for the glory of their country, nor any concern for the figure it will make. Joseph Addison, on Medals.
For your love,
You kill’d her father: you confess’d you drew
A mighty argument to prove your passion for the daughter. John Dryden, Oedipus.
He, to grate me more,
Publickly own’d his passion for Amestris. Nicholas Rowe.
Survey yourself, and then forgive your slave,
Think what a passion such a form must have. George Granville.
Abate a little of that violent passion for fine cloaths, so predominant in your sex. Jonathan Swift.
He shewed himself alive after his passion, by many infallible proofs. Acts i. 3.
To be extremely agitated; to express great commotion of mind. Obsolete.
Etymology: passionner, Fr. from the noun.
’Twas Ariadne passioning
For Theseus’ perjury and unjust flight. William Shakespeare.
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.]
Enthusiastic and energetic sense of purpose.
Myself and my husband are passionate about justice, peace, harmony and balance on the earth.
Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020
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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
The numerical value of passion in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of passion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
For three decades we have marveled at your talent, dedication and passion for our game. Tonight we salute your generous heart and commitment to improve the lives of those displaced from their homes, the National Hockey League is proud to support you and the great Czech fans in this effort.
My wife is convinced I’m having an affair with Amelia, i have a great deal of passion and infatuation with her.
We ask artists to do an interpretation of our world, every artist (that we've worked with) has been invited to Castello di Ama, to be inspired by the history, our passion and the wine.
They didn’t hold me back, that was one of the life lessons that I took from my parents. I’m the only one that can hold me back from doing what I want to do. If I want to do something there is a way to do it whether it’s sports or a job or university or a relationship. I might have to take a different route. I might have to make some adjustments along the way. But if I truly have a passion for it, I truly have a calling to do it, it’s on my shoulders to be able to find a way to make it happen.
I totally respect the passion and the urgency, i understand it.
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Translations for passion
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- شغف, عزم, عاطفةArabic
- pašije, vášeňCzech
- Leidenschaft, PassionGerman
- πάθος, πάθη, έρωταςGreek
- palo, kiihko, passio, kärsimys, tunne, intohimo, kärsimysnäytelmäFinnish
- dìoghras, dèine, feargScottish Gaelic
- szenvedély, passióHungarian
- passía, ákafiIcelandic
- 激情, 受難Japanese
- passio, perturbatioLatin
- mamae, korouMāori
- hartstocht, passieDutch
- lidenskapNorwegian Nynorsk
- paixão, ardorPortuguese
- patimi, pasiuneRomanian
- аффе́кт, страсть, па́ссияRussian
- strast, страстSerbo-Croatian
- pasijon, strastSlovene
- lust, hänförelse, passion, lidelse, glöd, kärlek, affektSwedish
- đam mêVietnamese
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