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passing

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noun pass·ing \ˈpa-siŋ\

Simple Definition of passing

  • : the act of moving toward and beyond something

  • : a person's death

  • : the act of officially approving a bill, law, etc.

Full Definition of passing

  1. :  the act of one that passes or causes to pass; especially :  death 1a

in passing
  1. :  by the way :  incidentally

Examples of passing

  1. After her husband's passing, she moved to a smaller house.

  2. We all mourned his passing.



14th Century

First Known Use of passing

14th century


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passing

adjective pass·ing

Simple Definition of passing

  • : moving past someone or something

  • —used to talk about time that is going past

  • : lasting for only a short time

Full Definition of passing

  1. 1 :  going by or past <a passing pedestrian>

  2. 2 :  having a brief duration <a passing whim>

  3. 3 obsolete :  surpassing

  4. 4 :  superficial <a passing acquaintance> <a passing resemblance>

  5. 5 a :  of, relating to, or used in or for the act or process of passing <passing lanes> b :  given on satisfactory completion of an examination or course of study <a passing grade>

Examples of passing

  1. Someone called out from a passing car.

  2. She sells flowers to passing motorists.

  3. Let's hope that these shoes are just a passing fad.

  4. a passing phase in childhood



14th Century

First Known Use of passing

14th century


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passing

adverb pass·ing

Definition of passing

  1. :  to a surpassing degree :  exceedingly <passing strange>



Examples of passing

  1. <a passing strange turn of events>



14th Century

First Known Use of passing

14th century



PASSING Defined for Kids

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passing

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adjective pass·ing \ˈpa-siŋ\

Definition of passing

  1. 1 :  going by or past <passing cars>

  2. 2 :  lasting only for a short time <a passing fad>

  3. 3 :  showing haste or lack of attention <a passing glance>

  4. 4 :  used for going past <passing lanes>

  5. 5 :  showing satisfactory work in a test or course of study <a passing mark>




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passing

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noun pass·ing

Definition of passing

  1. 1 :  the act of going by or going away <We await the passing of winter.>

  2. 2 :  death 1





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