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pass·ing

 (păs′ĭng)
adj.
1. Moving by; going past: The child waved to the passing cars.
2. Of brief duration; transitory: a passing fancy.
3. Cursory or superficial; casual: a passing glance.
4. Allowing one to pass a test, course of study, inspection, or examination; satisfactory: a passing grade.
5. Archaic Extreme or great; surpassing: "'Tis a passing shame" (Shakespeare).
adv.
Very; surpassingly: "I will mention only one particular aspect of the current mess because ... this one is surely something new and passing strange" (Walker Percy).
n.
1. The act of one that passes or the fact of having passed: the passing of another summer.
2. A place where or a means by which one can pass.
3. Death.
Idiom:
in passing
While going by; incidentally.

pass′ing·ly adv.

passing

(ˈpɑːsɪŋ)
adj
1. transitory or momentary: a passing fancy.
2. cursory or casual in action or manner: a passing reference.
adv, adj
archaic to an extreme degree: the events were passing strange.
n
3. a place where or means by which one may pass, cross, ford, etc
4. a euphemism for death
5. in passing by the way; incidentally: he mentioned your visit in passing.

pass•ing

(ˈpæs ɪŋ, ˈpɑ sɪŋ)

adj.
1. going past; elapsing: each passing day.
2. brief; fleeting: a passing fancy.
3. superficial; cursory: a passing mention.
4. indicating satisfactory performance, as in a test: a passing grade.
adv.
5. surpassingly; very: passing strange.
n.
6. the act of a person or thing that passes or causes to pass.
7. death.
Idioms:
in passing, by the way; incidentally.
[1275–1325]
pass′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.passing - (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammatepassing - (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"
American football, American football game - a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays
football play - (American football) a play by the offensive team
aerial, forward pass - a pass to a receiver downfield from the passer
lateral, lateral pass - a pass to a receiver upfield from the passer
spot pass - a pass to a designated spot on the field; the receiver should arrive at that spot the same time the ball does
2.passing - euphemistic expressions for death; "thousands mourned his passing"
euphemism - an inoffensive or indirect expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive or too harsh
death, decease, expiry - the event of dying or departure from life; "her death came as a terrible shock"; "upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren"
3.passing - the motion of one object relative to another; "stellar passings can perturb the orbits of comets"
motion, movement - a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
4.passing - the end of something; "the passing of winter"
final stage, end, last - the concluding parts of an event or occurrence; "the end was exciting"; "I had to miss the last of the movie"
5.passing - a bodily reaction of changing from one place or stage to another; "the passage of air from the lungs"; "the passing of flatus"
response, reaction - a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent; "a bad reaction to the medicine"; "his responses have slowed with age"
6.passing - 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"
reordering - a rearrangement in a different order
7.passing - success in satisfying a test or requirement; "his future depended on his passing that test"; "he got a pass in introductory chemistry"
success - an attainment that is successful; "his success in the marathon was unexpected"; "his new play was a great success"
flunk, failing - failure to reach a minimum required performance; "his failing the course led to his disqualification"; "he got two flunks on his report"
Adj.1.passing - 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"
impermanent, temporary - not permanent; not lasting; "politics is an impermanent factor of life"- James Thurber; "impermanent palm cottages"; "a temperary arrangement"; "temporary housing"
2.passing - of advancing the ball by throwing it; "a team with a good passing attack"; "a pass play"
football, football game - any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
running - of advancing the ball by running; "the team's running plays worked better than its pass plays"
3.passing - allowing you to pass (e.g., an examination or inspection) satisfactorily; "a passing grade"
satisfactory - giving satisfaction; "satisfactory living conditions"; "his grades were satisfactory"
4.passing - 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"
careless - marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful; "careless about her clothes"; "forgotten by some careless person"; "a careless housekeeper"; "careless proofreading"; "it was a careless mistake"; "hurt by a careless remark"
Adv.1.passing - to an extreme degree; "extremely cold"; "extremely unpleasant"

passing

adjective
1. momentary, fleeting, short-lived, transient, ephemeral, short, brief, temporary, transitory, evanescent, fugacious (rare) people who dismissed mobile phones as a passing fad
2. superficial, short, quick, slight, glancing, casual, summary, shallow, hasty, cursory, perfunctory, desultory He only gave us a passing glance.
noun
2. death, demise, decease, passing on or away His passing will be mourned by many people.
3. passage, course, process, advance, progress, flow The passing of time brought a sense of emptiness.
4. sanction, approval, passage, adoption, endorsement, enactment, authorization, validation, legalization the formal passing of the treaty
in passing incidentally, on the way, by the way, accidentally, en passant, by the bye She only mentioned you in passing.

passing

adjectivenoun
The act or fact of dying:
Slang: curtain (used in plural).
Translations
عابِرعابِر، عاديوَقْتي، عابِر
míjejícípomíjivýzběžný
forbigåendehenkastet
elhaladóodavetett
í framhjáhlaupisem fer hjá/fram úrskammvinnur
eklemegeçiçigeçip giden

passing

[ˈpɑːsɪŋ]
A. ADJ [fad] → pasajero; [glance] → rápido, superficial; [remark] → hecho de paso
a passing carun coche que pasaba
with each passing day it gets more difficultcada día se hace más difícil
passing fancycapricho m
the story aroused no more than passing interestla noticia no despertó más que un interés pasajero
the speech made only a passing reference to the Middle Eastel discurso hizo sólo una breve alusión a Oriente Medio
he bears more than a passing resemblance to Rock Hudsonsu parecido con Rock Hudson es notable
B. N
1. (= disappearance) [of custom, tradition] → desaparición f (euph) (= death) → fallecimiento m
with the passing of the yearscon el paso de los años, conforme van pasando los años
to mention sth in passingmencionar algo de paso or pasada
2. (US) (Aut) → adelantamiento m
3. (Parl) → aprobación f
C. CPD passing bell Ntoque m de difuntos
passing lane N (US) (Aut) → carril m de adelantamiento
passing place N (Brit) (Aut) → apartadero m
passing shot N (Tennis) → tiro m pasado

passing

[ˈpɑːsɪŋ]
adj
(= brief) [reference, thought] → passager/ère
(= short-lived) a passing interest in sb/sth → un intérêt passager pour qn/qch
He had never taken more than a passing interest in the girl → Il n'avait jamais manifesté qu'un intérêt passager pour la jeune fille.
(moment, year) with every passing moment → d'heure en heure
With every passing moment they grew more confident and daring → Ils devenaient plus audacieux d'heure en heure.
with every passing year → d'année en année
(= slight) [resemblance] → vague
to bear a passing resemblance to sth/sb → ressembler vaguement à qch/qn
to bear more than a passing resemblance to → ressembler énormément à
n
in passing → en passant
to mention sth in passing → signaler qch en passant
(= end) [era, custom, ways] → disparition f; [years] → passage m
(= death) → disparition f
The business world is a duller place for his passing → Le monde des affaires est plus terne depuis sa disparition.passing place n (on road)aire f de croisement

passing

n
(= going by)Vorübergehen nt; (of procession)Passieren nt, → Vorüberziehen nt; a swirling wind accompanies the passing of each trainein wirbelnder Wind begleitet jeden vorbeifahrenden Zug; with the passing of time/the yearsim Lauf(e) der Zeit/der Jahre; I would like to mention in passing that …ich möchte beiläufig noch erwähnen, dass …
(= overtaking)Überholen nt
(= disappearance)Niedergang m; (of customs)Aussterben nt; (euph: = death) → Heimgang m; the passing of the old yearder Ausklang des alten Jahres
(of deadline)Überschreiten nt
(= transmission: of information) → Weitergabe f
(Ftbl) → Ballabgabe f
(Parl, of bill) = passage d
adj
carvorbeifahrend; cloudsvorüberziehend; yearsvergehend; with every or each passing daymit jedem Tag, der vergeht
(= casual) glance, thought, interestflüchtig; commentsbeiläufig; fancyflüchtig, vorübergehend; fashion, fadvorübergehend; to make (a) passing reference to somethingauf etw (acc)beiläufig hinweisen; to bear a passing resemblance to somebody/somethingmit jdn/etw eine flüchtige Ähnlichkeit haben; to have a passing acquaintance with somebodyjdn flüchtig kennen; to have a passing acquaintance with somethingflüchtige Kenntnis von etw haben
adv (old: = very) → gar (old), → überaus (liter)

passing

:
passing lane
n (Mot) → Überholspur f
passing note
nDurchgangston m
passing-out (ceremony)
n (Mil) → Abschlussfeier f
passing-out parade
n (Mil) → Abschlussparade f
passing place
n (on narrow road) → Ausweichstelle f
passing shot
n (Tennis) → Passierball m

passing

[ˈpɑːsɪŋ]
1. adj (fleeting, fancy, thought) → passeggero/a; (moment) → fuggevole; (glance, remark) → di sfuggita; (car, person) → di passaggio
2. n (of customs) (euph) (death) → scomparsa
with the passing of the years → col passar degli anni
to mention sth in passing → accennare a qc di sfuggita

pass

(paːs) verb
1. to move towards and then beyond (something, by going past, through, by, over etc). I pass the shops on my way to work; The procession passed along the corridor.
2. to move, give etc from one person, state etc to another. They passed the photographs around; The tradition is passed (on/down) from father to son.
3. to go or be beyond. This passes my understanding.
4. (of vehicles etc on a road) to overtake. The sports car passed me at a dangerous bend in the road.
5. to spend (time). They passed several weeks in the country.
6. (of an official group, government etc) to accept or approve. The government has passed a resolution.
7. to give or announce (a judgement or sentence). The magistrate passed judgement on the prisoner.
8. to end or go away. His sickness soon passed.
9. to (judge to) be successful in (an examination etc). I passed my driving test.
noun
1. a narrow path between mountains. a mountain pass.
2. a ticket or card allowing a person to do something, eg to travel free or to get in to a building. You must show your pass before entering.
3. a successful result in an examination, especially when below a distinction, honours etc. There were ten passes and no fails.
4. (in ball games) a throw, kick, hit etc of the ball from one player to another. The centre-forward made a pass towards the goal.
ˈpassable adjective
1. fairly good. a passable tennis player.
2. (of a river, road etc) able to be passed, travelled over etc. The mud has made the roads no longer passable.
ˈpassing adjective
1. going past. a passing car.
2. lasting only a short time. a passing interest.
3. (of something said) casual and not made as part of a serious talk about the subject. a passing reference.
ˌpasser-ˈbyplural ˌpassers-ˈby noun
a person who is going past a place when something happens. He asked the passers-by if they had seen the accident.
ˈpassword noun
a secret word by which those who know it can recognize each other and be allowed to go past, enter etc. He was not allowed into the army camp because he did not know the password.
in passing
while doing or talking about something else; without explaining fully what one means. He told her the story, and said in passing that he did not completely believe it.
let (something) pass
to ignore something rather than take the trouble to argue. I'll let that pass.
pass as/for
to be mistaken for or accepted as. Some man-made materials could pass as silk; His nasty remarks pass for wit among his admirers.
pass away
to die. Her grandmother passed away last night.
pass the buck
to give the responsibility or blame for something to someone else. She always passes the buck if she is asked to do anything.
pass by
to go past (a particular place). I was passing by when the bride arrived at the church; She passed by the hospital on the way to the library.
pass off
(of sickness, an emotion etc) to go away. By the evening, his sickness had passed off and he felt better.
pass (something or someone) off as
to pretend that (something or someone) is (something or someone else). He passed himself off as a journalist.
pass on
1. to give to someone else (usually something which one has been given by a third person). I passed on his message.
2. to die. His mother passed on yesterday.
pass out
1. to faint. I feel as though I'm going to pass out.
2. to give to several different people. The teacher passed out books to her class.
pass over
to ignore or overlook. They passed him over for promotion.
pass up
not to accept (a chance, opportunity etc). He passed up the offer of a good job.

passed is the past tense of to pass: He passed the scene of the accident .
past means up to and beyond: She walked past the shops .

passing

a. [fleeting] pasajero;
a ___ painun dolor ___.

passing

n (euph, death) partida (euph), muerte f
References in classic literature ?
What fun it was, especially going by the lions, fighting Apollyon, and passing through the valley where the hob-goblins were," said Jo.
Ned looked around for a reason for this, and observed a man, evidently of Spanish extraction, passing them as he paced up and down the deck.
At six o'clock that evening, when several men were passing the Cutter house on their way home to supper, they heard a pistol shot.
It was like a shadow, like a mist passing across her soul's summer day.
The young man smiled to himself, for he believed he had mistaken some shining berry of the woods for the glistening eyeballs of a prowling savage, and he rode forward, continuing the conversation which had been interrupted by the passing thought.
Unhappily the road was deserted in the still powerful sunlight, and he was obliged to seek the cover of the woods, with a passing compliment to the parent of his charges.
On my occasional visits to the town aforesaid, I seldom failed to turn down Pyncheon Street, for the sake of passing through the shadow of these two antiquities, --the great elm-tree and the weather-beaten edifice.
At last they came, and, sitting with my kaross thrown over my face to hide it, looked for the passing of Baleka.
I thought my quest had brought me into a strange old haunted forest, and that I had thrown myself down to rest at the gnarled mossy root of a great oak-tree, while all about me was nought but fantastic shapes and capricious groups of gold-green bole and bough, wondrous alleys ending in mysterious coverts, and green lanes of exquisite turf that seemed to have been laid down in expectation of some milk-white queen or goddess passing that way.
The Caliph gave him a piece of money, and was passing on, but the blind man seized his hand, and held him fast.
The duchess dismounted, and with a sharp boar-spear in her hand posted herself where she knew the wild boars were in the habit of passing.
the hollow vein (vena cava), which is the principal receptacle of the blood, and the trunk of the tree, as it were, of which all the other veins in the body are branches; and the arterial vein (vena arteriosa), inappropriately so denominated, since it is in truth only an artery, which, taking its rise in the heart, is divided, after passing out from it, into many branches which presently disperse themselves all over the lungs; in the second place, the cavity in the left side, with which correspond in the same manner two canals in size equal to or larger than the preceding, viz.