pas·sion (p sh n)
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. 5. Passion a. The sufferings of Jesus in the period following the Last Supper and including the Crucifixion, as related in the New Testament. b. A narrative, musical setting, or pictorial representation of Jesus's sufferings.6. Archaic Martyrdom. 7. Archaic Passivity.