Dictionary Results for passing


1. passing - noun

· (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"

Synonym(s): pass, passing_play, passing_game

Hypernym(s): football_play




2. passing - noun

· euphemistic expressions for death; "thousands mourned his passing"

Synonym(s): loss, departure, exit, expiration, going, release

Hypernym(s): death, decease, expiry




3. passing - noun

· the motion of one object relative to another; "stellar passings can perturb the orbits of comets"

Synonym(s): passage

Hypernym(s): movement, motion




4. passing - noun

· the end of something; "the passing of winter"

Hypernym(s): end, last




5. passing - noun

· a bodily reaction of changing from one place or stage to another; "the passage of air from the lungs"; "the passing of flatus"

Synonym(s): passage

Hypernym(s): reaction, response




6. passing - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): overtaking

Hypernym(s): reordering




7. passing - noun

· success in satisfying a test or requirement; "his future depended on his passing that test"; "he got a pass in introductory chemistry"

Synonym(s): pass, qualifying

Hypernym(s): success

Antonym(s): failing




8. pass - verb

· go across or through; "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind"

Hypernym(s): travel, go, move, locomote




9. pass - verb

· move past; "A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window"; "He passed his professor in the hall"; "One line of soldiers surpassed the other"

Synonym(s): travel_by, pass_by, surpass, go_past, go_by

Hypernym(s): travel, go, move, locomote




10. pass - verb

· make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation; "They passed the amendment"; "We cannot legislate how people spend their free time"

Synonym(s): legislate

Hypernym(s): ordain, enact




11. pass - verb

· pass by; "three years elapsed"

Synonym(s): elapse, lapse, slip_by, glide_by, slip_away, go_by, slide_by, go_along

Hypernym(s): advance, progress, pass_on, move_on, march_on, go_on




12. pass - verb

· place into the hands or custody of; "hand me the spoon, please"; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"

Synonym(s): hand, reach, pass_on, turn_over, give

Hypernym(s): transfer




13. pass - verb

· stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point; "Service runs all the way to Cranbury"; "His knowledge doesn't go very far"; "My memory extends back to my fourth year of life"; "The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets"

Synonym(s): run, go, lead, extend

Hypernym(s): be




14. pass - verb

· travel past; "The sports car passed all the trucks"

Synonym(s): overtake, overhaul

Hypernym(s): advance, progress, pass_on, move_on, march_on, go_on




15. pass - verb

· come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"

Synonym(s): happen, hap, go_on, pass_off, occur, fall_out, come_about, take_place




16. pass - verb

· go unchallenged; be approved; "The bill cleared the House"

Synonym(s): clear

Hypernym(s): succeed, win, come_through, bring_home_the_bacon, deliver_the_goods




17. pass - verb

· use up a period of time in a specific way; "how are you spending your summer vacation?"

Synonym(s): spend




18. pass - verb

· pass over, across, or through; "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers"

Synonym(s): guide, run, draw




19. pass - verb

· transmit information; "Please communicate this message to all employees"; "pass along the good news"

Synonym(s): communicate, pass_on, pass_along, put_across

Hypernym(s): convey, transmit, communicate




20. pass - verb

· disappear gradually; "The pain eventually passed off"

Synonym(s): evanesce, fade, blow_over, pass_off, fleet

Hypernym(s): disappear, vanish, go_away




21. pass - verb

· go successfully through a test or a selection process; "She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now"

Synonym(s): make_it

Hypernym(s): succeed, win, come_through, bring_home_the_bacon, deliver_the_goods

Antonym(s): fail




22. pass - verb

· be superior or better than some standard; "She exceeded our expectations"; "She topped her performance of last year"

Synonym(s): exceed, transcend, overstep, go_past, top

Hypernym(s): excel, stand_out, surpass




23. pass - verb

· accept or judge as acceptable; "The teacher passed the student although he was weak"

Hypernym(s): evaluate, pass_judgment, judge

Antonym(s): fail




24. pass - verb

· allow to go without comment or censure; "the insult passed as if unnoticed"

Hypernym(s): let, allow, permit




25. pass - verb

· transfer to another; of rights or property; "Our house passed under his official control"

Hypernym(s): change




26. pass - verb

· pass into a specified state or condition; "He sank into nirvana"

Synonym(s): sink, lapse

Hypernym(s): move




27. pass - verb

· throw (a ball) to another player; "Smith passed"

Hypernym(s): throw




28. pass - verb

· be inherited by; "The estate fell to my sister"; "The land returned to the family"; "The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead"

Synonym(s): fall, return, devolve

Hypernym(s): change_hands, change_owners




29. pass - verb

· cause to pass; "She passed around the plates"

Synonym(s): make_pass




30. pass - verb

· grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"

Synonym(s): authorize, authorise, clear

Hypernym(s): permit, allow, let, countenance




31. pass - verb

· pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"

Synonym(s): die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass_away, expire, kick_the_bucket, cash_in_one%27s_chips, buy_the_farm, conk, give-up_the_ghost, drop_dead, pop_off, choke, croak, snuff_it

Hypernym(s): change_state, turn




32. pass - verb

· eliminate from the body; "Pass a kidney stone"

Synonym(s): excrete, egest, eliminate

Hypernym(s): exhaust, discharge, expel, eject, release




33. passing - adjective

· 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"

Synonym(s): ephemeral, short-lived, transient, transitory, fugacious




34. passing - adjective

· of advancing the ball by throwing it; "a team with a good passing attack"; "a pass play"

Synonym(s): pass

Antonym(s): running




35. passing - adjective

· allowing you to pass (e.g., an examination or inspection) satisfactorily; "a passing grade"




36. passing - adjective

· 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"; "In his paper, he showed a very superficial understanding of psychoanalytic theory"

Synonym(s): casual, cursory, perfunctory, superficial




37. passing - adverb

· to an extraordinary degree; "she was a surpassingly beautiful woman"; "I will mention only one particular aspect of the current mess because ... this one is surely something new and passing strange"--Walker Percy

Synonym(s): surpassingly





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