What does passion mean?

Definitions for passion
ˈpæʃ ənpas·sion

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. passion, passionateness(noun)

    a strong feeling or emotion

  2. heat, warmth, passion(noun)

    the trait of being intensely emotional

  3. rage, passion(noun)

    something that is desired intensely

    "his rage for fame destroyed him"

  4. mania, passion, cacoethes(noun)

    an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action

  5. passion(noun)

    a feeling of strong sexual desire

  6. love, passion(noun)

    any object of warm affection or devotion

    "the theater was her first love"; "he has a passion for cock fighting";

  7. Passion, Passion of Christ(noun)

    the suffering of Jesus at the Crucifixion

Wiktionary

  1. passion(Noun)

    Any great, powerful emotion, especially love or hate.

    Etymology: Via , from passio, noun of action from perfect passive participle passus, from deponent verb pati.

  2. passion(Noun)

    Fervor, determination.

    Etymology: Via , from passio, noun of action from perfect passive participle passus, from deponent verb pati.

  3. passion(Noun)

    An object of passionate love or strong interest.

    It started as a hobby, but now my motorbike collection has become my passion.

    Etymology: Via , from passio, noun of action from perfect passive participle passus, from deponent verb pati.

  4. passion(Noun)

    sexual intercourse, especially when very emotional

    We shared a night of passion.

    Etymology: Via , from passio, noun of action from perfect passive participle passus, from deponent verb pati.

  5. passion(Noun)

    The suffering of Jesus leading up to and during his crucifixion.

    Etymology: Via , from passio, noun of action from perfect passive participle passus, from deponent verb pati.

  6. passion(Noun)

    A play, musical composition or display meant to commemorate the suffering of Jesus.

    Etymology: Via , from passio, noun of action from perfect passive participle passus, from deponent verb pati.

  7. passion(Noun)

    An innate quality, property, or attribute of a thing.

    u2026 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Passion(noun)

    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

  2. Passion(noun)

    the state of being acted upon; subjection to an external agent or influence; a passive condition; -- opposed to action

  3. Passion(noun)

    capacity of being affected by external agents; susceptibility of impressions from external agents

  4. Passion(noun)

    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

  5. Passion(noun)

    disorder of the mind; madness

  6. Passion(noun)

    passion week. See Passion week, below

  7. Passion(verb)

    to give a passionate character to

  8. Passion(verb)

    to suffer pain or sorrow; to experience a passion; to be extremely agitated

Freebase

  1. Passion

    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

  1. Passion

    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, passionispassus, pa.p. of pati, to suffer.]

Editors Contribution

  1. passion

    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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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'passion' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3968

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'passion' in Nouns Frequency: #1520

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of passion in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of passion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of passion in a Sentence

  1. John Chambrone:

    The movie meant a lot to us and I was so glad that Brie Larson now shares my passion for the greatest superhero in all the known universes.

  2. American Christian Taylor:

    It's stood for so long because it was so special, but trying to beat it and the excitement of the big championships is what excites me and my fire and passion is unchanged.

  3. Angelica Varela:

    As conservation work, I mean were doing this so that eventually we dont have to keep doing it. Angelica Varela drove up from Phoenix with Angelica Varela friend, Brandi Kapos, who is an Olive Garden waitress and an Arizona State Univerisity conservation biology graduate. Shes looking to return to school to get a masters degree in Geographic Information Systems. Before Angelica Varela and Brandi Kapos got their assignment from Jennifer Cordova for the night, they said they had energy drinks and candy. Angelica Varela said Angelica Varela was pumped. With freezing temperates on the first night of the search, around 10 of the volunteers showed up, including Arizona State Univerisity biology graduates Angelica Varela and Brandi Kapos. ( Fox News) Jennifer Cordova said the goal is to get the black-footed ferret off the endangered species list. Fox News important because wildlife dont have a say -- theydont have a voice out there, Holly Hicks said. So, its people like us who manage and try to keep that voice out there and people aware. Our passion comes from a lot of places. We love animals. We want to see wildlife in the future for future generations. Only found in North America, this wild animal differs from the European pet ferrets that are domesticated. The black-footed ferret was once thought extinct until 18 were found in 1981. Since then, recovery and breeding efforts have helped the black-footed ferret population grow. I kind of feel like its our duty.

  4. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    Epitomize yourself i.e. strive to be a typical and perfect example of who long to be. In other words, endeavour to do your best in order to become the best that you can be. Take Note: you can epitomize your own self and then become the best that you can be through passion, vision, aspiration, courage, originality, uniqueness, hardwork and persistence. ~Emeasoba George

  5. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban:

    Hosting the Olympics games is no longer the privilege of the world’s 20 biggest cities -- we are ready to seize the opportunity, the Olympics is a passion for Hungarians.

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