from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Moving by; going past: The child waved to the passing cars.
- adj. Of brief duration; transitory: a passing fancy.
- adj. Cursory or superficial; casual: a passing glance.
- adj. Allowing one to pass a test, course of study, inspection, or examination; satisfactory: a passing grade.
- adj. Archaic Very 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. The act of one that passes or the fact of having passed: the passing of another summer.
- n. A place where or a means by which one can pass.
- n. Death.
- idiom in passing While going by; incidentally.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of pass.
- n. A form of juggling where several people pass props between each other, usually clubs or rings.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of one who, or that which, passes; the act of going by or away.
- adj. Relating to the act of passing or going; going by, beyond, through, or away; departing.
- adj. Exceeding; surpassing, eminent.
- adv. Exceedingly; excessively; surpassingly
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of moving on or by; also, the act of departing; dying.
- n. Passage; ratification; enactment.
- n. A gold or silver thread or fine cord produced by twisting a flat and very small ribbon of the metal spirally around a silk thread. Passing is used in embroidery, in couched work, and the like, laid on the foundation and sewed to it with fine silk thread.
- That is or are now happening; current: as, passing events; the passing hour.
- Cursory; such as is done, given, etc., while one passes: as, a passing glance.
- Fleeting; fading away.
- Exceeding; surpassing; transcendent; egregious; eminent; extraordinary.
- Surpassingly; wonderfully: exceedingly; very.
- Exceeding; beyond; over.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough
- n. success in satisfying a test or requirement
- adj. of advancing the ball by throwing it
- n. the end of something
- n. the motion of one object relative to another
- n. a bodily reaction of changing from one place or stage to another
- adj. allowing you to pass (e.g., an examination or inspection) satisfactorily
- adj. lasting a very short time
- n. (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate
- adv. to an extreme degree
- n. euphemistic expressions for death
- n. going by something that is moving in order to get in front of it
From pass + -ing. (Wiktionary)