passing Definition

  • 1the act of moving past or through something
  • 2the process of time going by
  • 3the act of dying

Using passing: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "passing" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The passing of time can be felt in the changing seasons.

  • Example

    He made a passing reference to the issue during the meeting.

  • Example

    Her passing was a great loss to the community.

passing Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for passing

Phrases with passing

  • briefly or casually mentioned


    He mentioned the idea in passing, but didn't elaborate on it.

  • a shot in sports, especially tennis, that is hit while running towards the net


    She won the point with a passing shot down the line.

  • a temporary interest or attraction


    His love for her was just a passing fancy and soon faded away.


Summary: passing in Brief

The term 'passing' [ˈpæsɪŋ] refers to movement past or through something, the process of time going by, and the act of dying. It can be used in phrases like 'in passing' and 'passing shot,' and in the informal sense of 'kicking the bucket.'

How do native speakers use this expression?