Definition of Passing


  • success in satisfying a test or requirement
    "his future depended on his passing that test"
    "he got a pass in introductory chemistry"
  • 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"
  • a bodily reaction of changing from one place or stage to another
    "the passage of air from the lungs"
    "the passing of flatus"
  • the end of something
    "the passing of winter"
  • the motion of one object relative to another
    "stellar passings can perturb the orbits of comets"
  • euphemistic expressions for death
    "thousands mourned his passing"
  • (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate
    "the coach sent in a passing play on third and long"
    - passing play - passing game


  • 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"
  • allowing you to pass (e.g., an examination or inspection) satisfactorily
    "a passing grade"
  • of advancing the ball by throwing it
    "a team with a good passing attack"
    "a pass play"
  • lasting a very short time
    "the ephemeral joys of childhood"
    "a passing fancy"
    "youth's transient beauty"
    "love is transitory but it is eternal"
    "fugacious blossoms"
    - short lived


  • to an extreme degree
    "extremely cold"
    "extremely unpleasant"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble passing

130 unscramble word found using the letters passing.

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