Definition of PASSING

noun : PASSING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 3. (

    ) the motion of one object relative to another; "stellar passings can perturb the orbits of comets" ;

  • 4. (

    ) the end of something; "the passing of winter" ;

  • 5. (

    ) a bodily reaction of changing from one place or stage to another; "the passage of air from the lungs"; "the passing of flatus" ;

  • 6. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 7. (

    ) success in satisfying a test or requirement; "his future depended on his passing that test"; "he got a pass in introductory chemistry" ;

verb : PASSING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) go across or through; "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind" ;

  • 3. (

    ) make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation; "They passed the amendment"; "We cannot legislate how people spend their free time" ;

  • 6. (

    ) stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point; "Service runs all the way to Cranbury"; "His knowledge doesn't go very far"; "My memory extends back to my fourth year of life"; "The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets" ;

  • 9. (

    ) go unchallenged; be approved; "The bill cleared the House" ;

  • 10. (

    ) use up a period of time in a specific way; "how are you spending your summer vacation?" ;

  • 11. (

    ) pass over, across, or through; "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers" ;

  • 14. (

    ) go successfully through a test or a selection process; "She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now" ;

  • 16. (

    ) accept or judge as acceptable; "The teacher passed the student although he was weak" ;

  • 17. (

    ) allow to go without comment or censure; "the insult passed as if unnoticed" ;

  • 18. (

    ) transfer to another; of rights or property; "Our house passed under his official control" ;

  • 20. (

    ) throw (a ball) to another player; "Smith passed" ;

  • 21. (

    ) be inherited by; "The estate fell to my sister"; "The land returned to the family"; "The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead" ;

Adjective : PASSING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) of advancing the ball by throwing it; "a team with a good passing attack"; "a pass play" ;

  • 3. (

    ) allowing you to pass (e.g., an examination or inspection) satisfactorily; "a passing grade" ;

  • 4. (

    ) hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough; "a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws"; "a passing glance"; "perfunctory courtesy"; "In his paper, he showed a very superficial understanding of psychoanalytic theory" ;

Adverb : PASSING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) to an extraordinary degree; "she was a surpassingly beautiful woman"; "I will mention only one particular aspect of the current mess because ... this one is surely something new and passing strange";

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