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1. passing

noun. ['ˈpæsɪŋ'] (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate.

Synonyms

  • pass
  • passing game
  • passing play
  • spot pass
  • lateral pass
  • aerial
  • lateral
  • football play

Antonyms

  • paper profit
  • advantage
  • clasp
  • enlist

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pass (English)
  • pas (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Passing

  • harassing
  • classing
  • amassing
  • massing
  • maseng
  • kassing
  • hassing
  • gassing

Sentences with passing


1. Verb, gerund or present participle
This air gap helps to cool the inner pipe by passing air around it.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Keep a chart and work toward accomplishing your goal of freedom -- and a passing grade.

Quotes about passing


1. Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

2. Some major writers have a huge impact, like Ayn Rand, who to my mind is a lousy fiction writer because her writing has no compassion and virtually no humor. She has a philosophical and economical message that she is passing off as fiction, but it really isn't fiction at all.
- Theodore Sturgeon

3. The month of November makes me feel that life is passing more quickly. In an effort to slow it down, I try to fill the hours more meaningfully.
- Henry Rollins

2. passing

adjective. ['ˈpæsɪŋ'] lasting a very short time.

Synonyms

  • transient
  • short-lived
  • impermanent
  • ephemeral
  • transitory
  • temporary

Antonyms

  • survive
  • forbid
  • invalidate
  • disapprove

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pass (English)
  • pas (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. passing

noun. ['ˈpæsɪŋ'] euphemistic expressions for death.

Synonyms

  • release
  • expiration
  • going
  • expiry
  • exit
  • decease
  • death
  • departure

Antonyms

  • disembarkation
  • appearance
  • inactive
  • log in

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pass (English)
  • pas (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. passing

adjective. ['ˈpæsɪŋ'] of advancing the ball by throwing it.

Antonyms

  • be born

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pass (English)
  • pas (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. passing

adjective. ['ˈpæsɪŋ'] hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough.

Synonyms

  • cursory
  • casual
  • careless

Antonyms

  • keep down
  • dematerialize
  • dematerialise
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pass (English)
  • pas (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. passing

adjective. ['ˈpæsɪŋ'] allowing you to pass (e.g., an examination or inspection) satisfactorily.

Antonyms

  • disallow

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pass (English)
  • pas (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. passing

noun. ['ˈpæsɪŋ'] success in satisfying a test or requirement.

Synonyms

  • pass
  • success

Antonyms

  • prevent
  • stay
  • substantial

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pass (English)
  • pas (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. passing

noun. ['ˈpæsɪŋ'] a bodily reaction of changing from one place or stage to another.

Synonyms

  • passage
  • response

Antonyms

  • engage
  • requisition
  • confine

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pass (English)
  • pas (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. passing

noun. ['ˈpæsɪŋ'] the end of something.

Synonyms

  • end
  • final stage

Antonyms

  • block
  • recall
  • freeze

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pass (English)
  • pas (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. passing

adverb. ['ˈpæsɪŋ'] to an extreme degree.

Synonyms

  • exceedingly
  • super

Antonyms

  • recede
  • fail
  • appear

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pass (English)
  • pas (Middle English (1100-1500))
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