Definitions for passing

Definitions for (noun) passing

Main entry: qualifying, pass, passing

Definition: success in satisfying a test or requirement

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

Main entry: overtaking, passing

Definition: going by something that is moving in order to get in front of it

Usage: she drove but well but her reckless passing of every car on the road frightened me

Main entry: pass, passing, passing game, passing play

Definition: (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate

Usage: the coach sent in a passing play on third and long

Main entry: passage, passing

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

Usage: the passage of air from the lungs; the passing of flatus

Main entry: passing

Definition: the end of something

Usage: the passing of winter

Main entry: passage, passing

Definition: the motion of one object relative to another

Usage: stellar passings can perturb the orbits of comets

Main entry: loss, exit, expiration, going, passing, release, departure

Definition: euphemistic expressions for death

Usage: thousands mourned his passing

Definitions for (adj) passing

Main entry: casual, passing, perfunctory, cursory

Definition: hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough

Usage: a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws; a passing glance; perfunctory courtesy

Main entry: pass, passing

Definition: of advancing the ball by throwing it

Usage: a team with a good passing attack; a pass play

Main entry: transient, transitory, fugacious, ephemeral, short-lived, passing

Definition: lasting a very short time

Usage: the ephemeral joys of childhood; a passing fancy; youth's transient beauty; love is transitory but it is eternal; fugacious blossoms

Main entry: passing

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

Usage: a passing grade

Definitions for (adv) passing

Main entry: passing, exceedingly, extremely, super

Definition: to an extreme degree

Usage: extremely cold; extremely unpleasant

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