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Passing meaning

passing - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( 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"
  2. 2. of Pass
  3. 3. The act of one who, or that which, passes; the act of going by or away.
  4. 4. Relating to the act of passing or going; going by, beyond, through, or away; departing.
  5. 5. Exceeding; surpassing, eminent.
  6. 6. Exceedingly; excessively; surpassingly; as, passing fair; passing strange.
  7. 7. Surpassingly.

passing - examples of usage

  1. Well, I was passing near the old gentleman's house, and he came out, and he spoke to me as we went along the road. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  2. Nor was there any need to hurry; I had but three or four miles to go to the small old town where I intended passing the night. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
  3. It was only a passing thought. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
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