Definitions of passing:
  • noun:   success in satisfying a test or requirement
    Example: "His future depended on his passing that test"
  • noun:   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"
  • noun:   the end of something
    Example: "The passing of winter"
  • noun:   the motion of one object relative to another
    Example: "Stellar passings can perturb the orbits of comets"
  • noun:   euphemistic expressions for death
    Example: "Thousands mourned his passing"
  • noun:   a bodily process of passing from one place or stage to another
    Example: "The passing of flatus"
  • noun:   (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"
  • adjective:   enduring a very short time
    Example: "A passing fancy"
  • adverb:   to an extreme degree or extent

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