Lingvanex Tranalator

Translator for

translation app

Lingvanex - your universal translation app

Translator for

Download For Free

Meaning & Definition of Passing in English





1. (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"
  • pass,
  • passing play,
  • passing game,
  • passing

2. Euphemistic expressions for death

  • "Thousands mourned his passing"
  • passing,
  • loss,
  • departure,
  • exit,
  • expiration,
  • going,
  • release

3. The motion of one object relative to another

  • "Stellar passings can perturb the orbits of comets"
  • passing,
  • passage

4. The end of something

  • "The passing of winter"
  • passing

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

  • "The passage of air from the lungs"
  • "The passing of flatus"
  • passage,
  • passing

6. 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,
  • overtaking

7. Success in satisfying a test or requirement

  • "His future depended on his passing that test"
  • "He got a pass in introductory chemistry"
  • passing,
  • pass,
  • qualifying


1. 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"
  • ephemeral,
  • passing,
  • short-lived,
  • transient,
  • transitory,
  • fugacious

2. Of advancing the ball by throwing it

  • "A team with a good passing attack"
  • "A pass play"
  • passing(a),
  • pass(a)

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

  • "A passing grade"
  • passing(a)

4. 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"
  • casual,
  • cursory,
  • passing(a),
  • perfunctory


1. To an extreme degree

  • "Extremely cold"
  • "Extremely unpleasant"
  • extremely,
  • exceedingly,
  • super,
  • passing

Examples of using

In the old tongue these characters meant 'Spirit' and 'Power'. With the passing of time their meaning changed to "No consulting hours on Wednesdays."
We didn't notice our passing youth.
The young Russian geologist hammered off a piece of the stone and minutely examined it. "Basalt!" - he cried rapturously, passing a fragment of the rock to his German colleague.