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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How to say passion in sign language?

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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. Emmylou Harris:

    I'm even able to have kind of a little bit of a second career in dog rescue. Doesn't pay anything, but it's become a real passion for me.

  2. Actress Gianna Simone:

    We planned a portfolio and I got it done, i got rejected all over the place… I was booking work on my own at this point. I just felt this is what I was supposed to be doing in my life. I felt so much passion for it. And by the grace of God, I got my own apartment and was providing for myself.

  3. Mark Twain:

    The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    The road to Success is never so easy to navigate. Drive with Passion and Compassion, and you'll surely get there quicker.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Whoever has the courage/passion to begin anything definitely will have the courage/passion to succeed. Yes, everything begins one day, be it a dream, a vision, or aspiration. But guess what drives them all? Nothing but courage/passion. Besides, that's the spirit of winners/champions. Anyway, are you courageous/passionate or not?

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