Definitions of passing

  1. Over.
  2. Going by, beyond, or through; departing; as, the passing hour; casual; as, a passing comment.
  3. a football play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate; " the coach sent in a passing play on third and long"
  4. a bodily process of passing from one place or stage to another; " the passage of air from the lungs"; " the passing of flatus"
  5. the end of something; " the passing of winter"
  6. The act of one who, or that which, passes; the act of going by or away.
  7. The act of going by; departure.
  8. The act of going past; the act of carrying through all the regular forms, as a bill through Parliament.
  9. Exceedingly; excessively; surpassingly; as, passing fair; passing strange.
  10. In a surpassing degree; exceedingly.
  11. Exceedingly; surpassingly.
  12. Surpassingly; exceedingly.
  13. Supremely excellent; eminent; departing.
  14. 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"
  15. allowing you to pass ( e. g., an examination or inspection) satisfactorily; " a passing grade"
  16. moving by or going past; " the passing cars"
  17. ( 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"
  18. of advancing the ball by throwing it; " a team with a good passing attack"; " a pass play"
  19. Relating to the act of passing or going; going by, beyond, through, or away; departing.
  20. Exceeding; surpassing, eminent.
  21. Going by: surpassing.
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