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Meaning of PASSING

Pronunciation:  'pasing

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  success in satisfying a test or requirement; "his future depended on his passing that test"; "he got a pass in introductory chemistry"
  2. [n]  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"
  3. [n]  a football play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate; "the coach sent in a passing play on third and long"
  4. [n]  a bodily process of passing from one place or stage to another; "the passage of air from the lungs"; "the passing of flatus"
  5. [n]  the end of something; "the passing of winter"
  6. [n]  the motion of one object relative to another; "stellar passings can perturb the orbits of comets"
  7. [n]  euphemistic expressions for death; "thousands mourned his passing"
  8. [adv]  to an extreme degree or extent; "his eyesight was exceedingly defective"
  9. [adj]  enduring a very short time; "the ephemeral joys of childhood"; "a passing fancy"; "youth's transient beauty"; "love is transitory but at is eternal"; "fugacious blossoms"

PASSING is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: departure, ephemeral, exceedingly, exit, expiration, extremely, fugacious, going, impermanent, loss, overtaking, pass, passage, passage, passing game, passing play, qualifying, release, short-lived, temporary, transient, transitory
 Antonyms: failing
 See Also: aerial, death, decease, end, final stage, football play, forward pass, last, lateral, lateral pass, motion, movement, reaction, reordering, response, success



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pass"ing\, n.
    The act of one who, or that which, passes; the act of going
    by or away.
    {Passing bell}, a tolling of a bell to announce that a soul
       is passing, or has passed, from its body (formerly done to
       invoke prayers for the dying); also, a tolling during the
       passing of a funeral procession to the grave, or during
       funeral ceremonies. --Sir W. Scott. --Longfellow.
  2. \Pass"ing\, a.
    1. Relating to the act of passing or going; going by, beyond,
       through, or away; departing.
    2. Exceeding; surpassing, eminent. --Chaucer. ``Her passing
       deformity.'' --Shak.
    {Passing note} (Mus.), a character including a passing tone.
    {Passing tone} (Mus.), a tone introduced between two other
       tones, on an unaccented portion of a measure, for the sake
       of smoother melody, but forming no essential part of the
  3. \Pass"ing\, adv.
    Exceedingly; excessively; surpassingly; as, passing fair;
    passing strange. ``You apprehend passing shrewdly.'' --Shak.
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