Pas.sion (pshn) n. 1. A powerful emotion, such as love, joy, hatred, oragen. 2.a. Ardent love. b. strong sexual desire; lust. c. The object of such love or desire. 3.a. Boundle 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 ranger: He's been known to fly into a passion without warning. 5. Passion. 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 sufferings. 6. Archaic Martyrdom. 7. Archaic Passivity.