pas·sion ( P ) Pronunciation Key (pshn)
1) A powerful emotion, such as love, joy, hatred, or anger.
2) a. Ardent love.
b. Strong sexual desire; lust.
c. The object of such love or desire.
3) a. Boundless enthusiasm: His skills as a player don't quite match his passion for the game.
b.The object of such enthusiasm: Soccer is her passion.
4) An abandoned display of emotion, especially of anger: He's been known to fly into a passion without warning.
The sufferings of Jesus in the period following the Last Supper and including the Crucifixion, as related in the New Testament.
A narrative, musical setting, or pictorial representation of Jesus's sufferings.
6) Archaic. Martyrdom.
7) Archaic. Passivity.