From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishPassion, thethe PassionPassion, the noun tech the suffering and death of Christpassionpas‧sion /ˈpæʃən/ ●●○ W3 noun 1 [countable, uncountable]FEEL HAPPY/FRIGHTENED/BORED ETC a very strong feeling of sexual love → desire His eyes were burning with passion.passion for her passion for a married man2 [countable, uncountable] a very strong belief or feeling about somethingwith passion He spoke with considerable passion about the importance of art and literature. The issue arouses strong passions.3 [countable]LIKE somebody OR something a very strong liking for somethingpassion for his passion for football Gardening was her great passion.4 → fly into a passion → crime of passion at crime(5)COLLOCATIONS – Meaning 2: a very strong belief or feeling about somethingadjectivesgreat passionThe orchestra plays with great passion.strong passionsIn this area, the issue has already stirred strong passions.verbsarouse/stir passions (=cause strong feelings in people)The case aroused passions throughout the country.phrasespassions run high (=people are very excited, angry, or upset)The judge's decision is expected today and passions are running high. COLLOCATIONS – Meaning 3: a very strong liking for somethingadjectivesa great passionBirds were my great passion.a lifelong passionHis lifelong passion for natural history began in childhood.a consuming passion (=a very strong interest, or something you are very interested in)The young Wordsworth had a consuming passion for poetry.For years, acting and the stage had been his consuming passion.verbshave a passion for somethingShe had a passion for music.indulge your passion for something (=do something that you enjoy doing very much)The money enabled him to indulge his passion for horses.
Examples from the Corpuspassion• Man himself has a passion for power that brings on a strange and noxious malady.• She hated her ex-husband with a passion.• He throws himself into his art with a creative passion.• Despite his passion for Carolyn, Mark never seriously considered leaving his wife for her.• Stewart was a versatile artist; painting was his lifelong passion and his pictures can serve as a guide to his career.• a sermon full of passion and inspiration• Wives in the land of the Rising Sun enjoy half as many nights of passion as their Western sisters.• Acting is Turturro's passion.• He loved her still, with just the same passion as he always had.• Who will protect minorities against the passions and tyranny of the popular majority?• All the passion in their marriage has died.• I remember my teacher dutifully emphasizing that the two were, indeed, married before they consummated their passion.• There is a common prejudice in this country that Italians display their passions more readily than the English.• In 1987, the consensus is that everything must be stamped with soul and franked with passion.• All of this may help to explain why I support with passion the reforms proposed by David Blunkett earlier this week.passion for• the Finns' passion for saunas• Her novel is about a man's passion for a woman who is already married.strong passions• The missing don certainly seemed to inspire strong passions, Loretta reflected.PassionPassion noun → the Passion
Examples from the CorpusPassion• On Friday the Passion will be celebrated at 3.00 p.m.• Their lead actor-director transforms the stuffy original into a modern telling of the Passion.Origin passion (1100-1200) Old French Late Latin passio “suffering”, from Latin pati “to suffer”