pass, passing play, passing game, passing(noun)
(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"
go, notch, departure, liberty chit, exit, strait, fling, walk, passing play, loss, crack, laissez passer, going, mountain pass, straits, bye, passing game, flip, passport, base on balls, expiration, toss, passage, release, pass, whirl, qualifying, head, offer, overtaking
passing, loss, departure, exit, expiration, going, release(noun)
euphemistic expressions for death
"thousands mourned his passing"
sledding, firing, overtaking, liberation, passage, dismissal, expiry, divergence, release, freeing, spill, difference, sacking, personnel casualty, vent, passing game, breathing out, sack, tone ending, deviation, passing play, acquittance, red, departure, press release, outlet, expiration, waiver, button, exhalation, handout, pass, exit, leaving, qualifying, loss, dismission, way out, going, discharge, red ink, issue, going away, spillage, deprivation, termination
the motion of one object relative to another
"stellar passings can perturb the orbits of comets"
qualifying, departure, transition, handing over, loss, passageway, enactment, going, release, exit, passing play, passing game, pass, musical passage, expiration, passage, transit, overtaking
the end of something
"the passing of winter"
a bodily reaction of changing from one place or stage to another
"the passage of air from the lungs"; "the passing of flatus"
qualifying, departure, transition, handing over, loss, passageway, enactment, going, release, exit, passing play, passing game, musical passage, expiration, passage, pass, transit, overtaking
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"
passing, pass, qualifying(adj)
success in satisfying a test or requirement
"his future depended on his passing that test"; "he got a pass in introductory chemistry"
go, qualifying, departure, head, liberty chit, modification, strait, fling, walk, loss, straits, mountain pass, limiting, laissez passer, going, release, flip, exit, bye, passing play, passing game, crack, passport, pass, expiration, toss, passage, whirl, base on balls, notch, offer, overtaking
ephemeral, passing, short-lived, transient, transitory, fugacious(adj)
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"
of advancing the ball by throwing it
"a team with a good passing attack"; "a pass play"
allowing you to pass (e.g., an examination or inspection) satisfactorily
"a passing grade"
casual, cursory, passing(a), perfunctory(adverb)
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"
extremely, exceedingly, super, passing(adverb)
to an extreme degree
"extremely cold"; "extremely unpleasant"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Transient and transitory are both derived from the same original source (Latin trans, over, and eo, go), denoting that which quickly passes or is passing away, but there is between them a fine shade of difference. A thing is transient which in fact is not lasting; a thing is transitory which by its very nature must soon pass away; a thing is temporary (Latin tempus, time) which is intended to last or be made use of but a little while; as, a transient joy; this transitory life; a temporary chairman. Ephemeral (Greek epi, on, and hemera, day) literally lasting but for a day, often marks more strongly than transient exceeding brevity of duration; it agrees with transitory in denoting that its object is destined to pass away, but is stronger, as denoting not only its certain but its speedy extinction; thus that which is ephemeral is looked upon as at once slight and perishable, and the word carries often a suggestion of contempt; man's life is transitory, a butterfly's existence is ephemeral; with no solid qualities or worthy achievements a pretender may sometimes gain an ephemeral popularity. That which is fleeting is viewed as in the act of passing swiftly by, and that which is fugitive (Latin fugio, flee) as eluding attempts to detain it; that which is evanescent (Latin evanesco, from e, out, and vanus, empty, vain) as in the act of vanishing even while we gaze, as the hues of the sunset.
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How to use passing in a sentence?
I think it's inhumane, I don't think it's fair to anybody, to the players, to the fans, to the sport, when you see players pulling out of matches, passing out, having players with so many problems and complaining to the tournament that it's too hot to play, until somebody dies, they're just keep going on with it and putting matches on in this heat.
Shame on the Republicans and the Democrats for passing such a wasteful spending bill last week, and to top it off, funding Planned Parenthood!
The beauty of a house by the lake side in the middle of wilderness can best be appreciated not by those who permanently live in the house but by the travellers passing by!
Due to the historic obstruction by Senate Democrats of the President's nominees, and the goal of passing appropriations bills prior to the end of the fiscal year, the August recess has been canceled, senators should expect to remain in session in August to pass legislation, including appropriations bills, and to make additional progress on the President's nominees.
Days passing with discovery are the days of real happiness.
Translations for passing
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- passatgerCatalan, Valencian
- flüchtig, verrinnend, vorübergehendGerman
- extremadamente, aprobación, somero, superficial, excelente, pase, muerte, pasajero, pasoSpanish
- syöttäminen, loppu, ohimenevä, siirtyminen, syöttö, ohimennen, peräti, hyväksyminen, suurenmoinen, katoavainen, ohitus, katoava, läpimeno, ohittaminen, poismeno, syöttelyFinnish
- passing, passagerFrench
- մեռնելը, չափազանց, գերազանց, շատ, անցնելը, անցողիկ, փոխանցում, անցում, [[զույգով]] [[ժոնգլյորություն]], թռուցիկ, ընդունում, [[խմբով]] [[ժոնգլյորություն]], մահArmenian
- ótimo, excelente, passe, extremamente, morte, temporário, aprovação, passageiro, preeminente, passagem, efêmero, vago, óbitoPortuguese
- вскользь, передача, отли́чный, принятие, чрезвычайно, переход, выдаю́щийся, проходя́щий, жонглирование с партнёром, расплы́вчатый, смертьRussian
- đi quaVietnamese
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