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Definition 1: going by something that is moving in order to get in front of it - [noun denoting act]

Samples where passing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for passing in the sense of this definition

(passing is a kind of ...) a rearrangement in a different order

Definition 2: success in satisfying a test or requirement - [noun denoting act]

Samples where passing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his future depended on his passing that test
  • he got a pass in introductory chemistry

Synonyms for passing in the sense of this definition

(passing is a kind of ...) an attainment that is successful

"his success in the marathon was unexpected" "his new play was a great success"

Definition 3: (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate - [noun denoting act]

Samples where passing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the coach sent in a passing play on third and long

Synonyms for passing in the sense of this definition

(passing is a kind of ...) (American football) a play by the offensive team

(... is a kind of passing ) a pass to a receiver downfield from the passer

(... is a kind of passing ) a pass to a receiver upfield from the passer

(... is a kind of passing ) a pass to a designated spot on the field; the receiver should arrive at that spot the same time the ball does

(passing belongs to category ...) a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays

Definition 4: a bodily reaction of changing from one place or stage to another - [noun denoting act]

Samples where passing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the passage of air from the lungs
  • the passing of flatus

Synonyms for passing in the sense of this definition

(passing is a kind of ...) a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent

"a bad reaction to the medicine" "his responses have slowed with age"

Definition 5: euphemistic expressions for death - [noun denoting event]

Samples where passing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • thousands mourned his passing

Synonyms for passing in the sense of this definition

(passing is a kind of ...) the event of dying or departure from life

"her death came as a terrible shock" "upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren"

(passing is used in the usage domain ...) an inoffensive or indirect expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive or too harsh

Definition 6: the motion of one object relative to another - [noun denoting event]

Samples where passing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • stellar passings can perturb the orbits of comets

Synonyms for passing in the sense of this definition

(passing is a kind of ...) a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

Definition 7: the end of something - [noun denoting event]

Samples where passing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the passing of winter

(passing is a kind of ...) the final stage or concluding parts of an event or occurrence

"the end was exciting" "I had to miss the last of the movie"

Definition 8: of advancing the ball by throwing it - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where passing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a team with a good passing attack
  • a pass play

Synonyms for passing in the sense of this definition

(passing belongs to category ...) any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal

Definition 9: to an extraordinary degree - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where passing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for passing in the sense of this definition

Definition 10: hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where passing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for passing in the sense of this definition

(passing is similar to ...) marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful

"careless about her clothes" "forgotten by some careless person" "a careless housekeeper" "careless proofreading" "it was a careless mistake" "hurt by a careless remark"

Definition 11: lasting a very short time - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where passing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for passing in the sense of this definition

(passing is similar to ...) not permanent; not lasting

"politics is an impermanent factor of life" "impermanent palm cottages" "a temperary arrangement" "temporary housing"

Definition 12: allowing you to pass (e.g., an examination or inspection) satisfactorily - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where passing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a passing grade

(passing is similar to ...) giving satisfaction

"satisfactory living conditions" "his grades were satisfactory"

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