What is passing?

  • (noun): Going by something that is moving in order to get in front of it.
    Example: "She drove but well but her reckless passing of every car on the road frightened me"
    Synonyms: overtaking
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on passing:

General English Proficiency Test - Total Number of Examinees and Passing Rates
... The passing rate for the first stage of the test is currently approximately 40% ... The passing rate for examinees taking the second stage is approximately 77% ... stage one of the test totals over 300,000, with a passing rate of approximately 34% for the first stage and 33% for the second stage ...
Matt Hasselbeck - Professional Career - Seattle Seahawks Franchise Records - Playoffs
... Rams) Most passing yards – 2741 Most passing yards, game – 341 (January 8, 2005 vs ... Rams) Most 300+ yard passing games – 2 Highest passer rating – 118.0 (January 22, 2006 vs ...
Two Moors Way
... crossing parts of both Dartmoor and Exmoor (and passing into Somerset) along the way ... Although there is one most widely used route, passing through (from south to north) Hexworthy, Postbridge, Chagford, Hittisleigh, Morchard Bishop ...
Old Westminsters F.C. - History
... Westminster School and Charterhouse also pushed for a passing game, in particular rules that allowed forward passing ("passing on") ... and Charterhouse game and adopted an off-side rule that permitted forward passing ... The modern forward-passing game was a direct consequence of Westminster and Charterhouse Football ...
Super Bowl XL - Final Statistics - Statistical Comparison
8-15 Fourth down efficiency 1-2 0-0 Total yards 339 ... Passing yards 158 ... Passing – Completions-attempts 26-49 10-22 Passing – Yards per pass 5.0 6.9 Rushing yards 181 ... Rushing attempts 25 ...

More definitions of "passing":

  • (adj): Hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough.
    Example: "A passing glance"
    Synonyms: casual, cursory, perfunctory
  • (noun): Success in satisfying a test or requirement.
    Example: "His future depended on his passing that test"
    Synonyms: pass, qualifying
  • (adj): Allowing you to pass (e.g., an examination or inspection) satisfactorily.
    Example: "A passing grade"
  • (noun): The end of something.
    Example: "The passing of winter"
  • (noun): (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate.
    Example: "The coach sent in a passing play on third and long"
    Synonyms: pass, passing play, passing game
  • (noun): A bodily process of passing from one place or stage to another.
    Example: "The passing of flatus"
    Synonyms: passage
  • (adj): Of advancing the ball by throwing it.
    Example: "A team with a good passing attack"
    Synonyms: pass
  • (noun): The motion of one object relative to another.
    Synonyms: passage

Famous quotes containing the word passing:

    The statue is then beautiful when it begins to be incomprehensible, when it is passing out of criticism, and can no longer be defined by compass and measuring-wand, but demands an active imagination to go with it, and to say what it is in the act of doing.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The unpleasant events you are passing from will not have been profitless to you.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

    There is no Champollion to decipher the Egypt of every man’s and every being’s face. Physiognomy, like every other human science, is but a passing fable.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)