English adjective: passing
|1.||passing lasting a very short time|
|Samples||The ephemeral joys of childhood.|
A passing fancy.
Youth's transient beauty.
Love is transitory but it is eternal.
|Synonyms||ephemeral, fugacious, short-lived, transient, transitory|
|2.||passing of advancing the ball by throwing it|
|Samples||A team with a good passing attack.|
A pass play.
|Domain category||football, football game|
|3.||passing allowing you to pass (e.g., an examination or inspection) satisfactorily|
|Samples||A passing grade.|
|4.||passing hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough|
|Samples||A casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws.|
A passing glance.
|Synonyms||casual, cursory, perfunctory|
English noun: passing
|1.||passing (act) (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate|
|Samples||The coach sent in a passing play on third and long.|
|Synonyms||pass, passing game, passing play|
|Broader (hypernym)||football play|
|Narrower (hyponym)||aerial, forward pass, lateral, lateral pass, spot pass|
|Domain category||American football, American football game|
|2.||passing (event) euphemistic expressions for death|
|Samples||Thousands mourned his passing.|
|Synonyms||departure, exit, expiration, going, loss, release|
|Broader (hypernym)||death, decease, expiry|
|3.||passing (event) the motion of one object relative to another|
|Samples||Stellar passings can perturb the orbits of comets.|
|Broader (hypernym)||motion, movement|
|4.||passing (event) the end of something|
|Samples||The passing of winter.|
|Broader (hypernym)||end, final stage, last|
|5.||passing (act) a bodily reaction of changing from one place or stage to another|
|Samples||The passage of air from the lungs.|
The passing of flatus.
|Broader (hypernym)||reaction, response|
|6.||passing (act) going by something that is moving in order to get in front of it|
|Samples||She drove but well but her reckless passing of every car on the road frightened me.|
|7.||passing (act) success in satisfying a test or requirement|
|Samples||His future depended on his passing that test.|
He got a pass in introductory chemistry.
English adverb: passing
|1.||passing to an extreme degree|
|Synonyms||exceedingly, extremely, super|