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passing

adjective (a)

  • of advancing the ball by throwing it (adj.all)
    Synonym: pass
    Antonym: running
    Example:
    A team with a good passing attack.
    source: wordnet30
  • Relating to the act of passing or going; going by, beyond, through, or away; departing. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

noun (n)

  • (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate (noun.act)
    Example:
    The coach sent in a passing play on third and long.
    source: wordnet30
  • euphemistic expressions for death (noun.event)
    Example:
    Thousands mourned his passing.
    source: wordnet30
  • the motion of one object relative to another (noun.event)
    Synonym: passage
    Example:
    Stellar passings can perturb the orbits of comets.
    source: wordnet30
  • the end of something (noun.event)
    Example:
    The passing of winter.
    source: wordnet30
  • a bodily reaction of changing from one place or stage to another (noun.act)
    Example:
    The passing of flatus.
    source: wordnet30
  • going by something that is moving in order to get in front of it (noun.act)
    Synonym: overtaking
    Example:
    She drove but well but her reckless passing of every car on the road frightened me.
    source: wordnet30
  • success in satisfying a test or requirement (noun.act)
    Synonym: pass, qualifying
    Antonym: failing, flunk
    Example:
    His future depended on his passing that test.
    source: wordnet30
  • The act of one who, or that which, passes; the act of going by or away. (noun)
    source: webster1913

adverb (r)

  • to an extreme degree (adv.all)
    source: wordnet30
  • Exceedingly; excessively; surpassingly; as, passing fair; passing strange. (adverb)
    source: webster1913

adjective satellite (s)

  • lasting a very short time (adj.all)
    Example:
    A passing fancy.
    source: wordnet30
  • allowing you to pass (e.g., an examination or inspection) satisfactorily (adj.all)
    Example:
    A passing grade.
    source: wordnet30
  • hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough (adj.all)
    Example:
    A passing glance.
    source: wordnet30

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