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Meaning of word passing from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

passing   noun

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

Example : The coach sent in a passing play on third and long.

Synonyms : pass, passing game, passing play

Meaning : Euphemistic expressions for death.

Example : Thousands mourned his passing.

Synonyms : departure, exit, expiration, going, loss, release

Meaning : The motion of one object relative to another.

Example : Stellar passings can perturb the orbits of comets.

Synonyms : passage

Meaning : The end of something.

Example : The passing of winter.

Meaning : A bodily reaction of changing from one place or stage to another.

Example : The passage of air from the lungs.
The passing of flatus.

Synonyms : passage

Meaning : Going by something that is moving in order to get in front of it.

Example : She drove but well but her reckless passing of every car on the road frightened me.

Synonyms : overtaking

Meaning : Success in satisfying a test or requirement.

Example : His future depended on his passing that test.
He got a pass in introductory chemistry.

Synonyms : pass, qualifying

Failure to reach a minimum required performance.

His failing the course led to his disqualification.
He got two flunks on his report.
failing, flunk

passing   adjective

Meaning : Lasting a very short time.

Example : The ephemeral joys of childhood.
A passing fancy.
Youth's transient beauty.
Love is transitory but it is eternal.
Fugacious blossoms.

Synonyms : ephemeral, fugacious, short-lived, transient, transitory

Meaning : Of advancing the ball by throwing it.

Example : A team with a good passing attack.
A pass play.

Synonyms : pass

Of advancing the ball by running.

The team's running plays worked better than its pass plays.

Meaning : Allowing you to pass (e.g., an examination or inspection) satisfactorily.

Example : A passing grade.

Meaning : Hasty and without attention to detail. Not thorough.

Example : 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 : casual, cursory, perfunctory, superficial

passing   adverb

Meaning : To an extraordinary degree.

Example : 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 : surpassingly