Meaning of passing

Definition of passing

(adj) 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"
of advancing the ball by throwing it; "a team with a good passing attack"; "a pass play"
allowing you to pass (e.g., an examination or inspection) satisfactorily; "a passing grade"
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"
(adv) 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
(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"
euphemistic expressions for death; "thousands mourned his passing"
the motion of one object relative to another; "stellar passings can perturb the orbits of comets"
the end of something; "the passing of winter"
a bodily reaction of changing from one place or stage to another; "the passage of air from the lungs"; "the passing of flatus"
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"
success in satisfying a test or requirement; "his future depended on his passing that test"; "he got a pass in introductory chemistry"

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