1. great love or enthusiasm, attraction or desire
passion for, passionate about
The noun 'passion' can refer to a strong emotion that is difficult to control. "Music always arouses a passion in him." 'Passion' can also refer to an intense desire or enthusiasm for something. "I have an intense passion for cooking." "He has a passion for collecting old books." Passion is also the word usually associated with intense sexual attraction. "The passion between them is noticeable to everyone." In a religious context, 'The Passion' refers to the suffering of Jesus and his death on the cross as told in the Bible. This is known as 'The Passion of Christ'. You will hear this used in both social and professional contexts.