Definitions for: Passing

[n] success in satisfying a test or requirement; "his future depended on his passing that test"; "he got a pass in introductory chemistry"
[n] 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"
[n] a football play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate; "the coach sent in a passing play on third and long"
[n] a bodily process of passing from one place or stage to another; "the passage of air from the lungs"; "the passing of flatus"
[n] the end of something; "the passing of winter"
[n] the motion of one object relative to another; "stellar passings can perturb the orbits of comets"
[n] euphemistic expressions for death; "thousands mourned his passing"
[adv] to an extreme degree or extent; "his eyesight was exceedingly defective"
[adj] enduring a very short time; "the ephemeral joys of childhood"; "a passing fancy"; "youth's transient beauty"; "love is transitory but at is eternal"; "fugacious blossoms"

Webster (1913) Definition: Pass"ing, n.
The act of one who, or that which, passes; the act of going
by or away.

Passing bell, a tolling of a bell to announce that a soul
is passing, or has passed, from its body (formerly done to
invoke prayers for the dying); also, a tolling during the
passing of a funeral procession to the grave, or during
funeral ceremonies. --Sir W. Scott. --Longfellow.

Pass"ing, a.
1. Relating to the act of passing or going; going by, beyond,
through, or away; departing.

2. Exceeding; surpassing, eminent. --Chaucer. ``Her passing
deformity.'' --Shak.

Passing note (Mus.), a character including a passing tone.

Passing tone (Mus.), a tone introduced between two other
tones, on an unaccented portion of a measure, for the sake
of smoother melody, but forming no essential part of the

Pass"ing, adv.
Exceedingly; excessively; surpassingly; as, passing fair;
passing strange. ``You apprehend passing shrewdly.'' --Shak.

Synonyms: departure, ephemeral, exceedingly, exit, expiration, extremely, fugacious, going, impermanent, loss, overtaking, pass, passage, passage, passing game, passing play, qualifying, release, short-lived, temporary, transient, transitory

Antonyms: failing

See Also: aerial, death, decease, end, final stage, football play, forward pass, last, lateral, lateral pass, motion, movement, reaction, reordering, response, success

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