Definitions for passageˈpæs ɪdʒ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pas•sageˈpæs ɪdʒ(n.; v.)-saged, -sag•ing.
(n.)a portion or section of a written work; a paragraph, verse, etc.:
a passage of Scripture.
a phrase or other division of a musical work.
an act or instance of passing from one place, condition, etc., to another.
the permission, right, or freedom to pass.
the route or course by which a person or thing passes or travels.
a hall or corridor; passageway.
an opening or entrance into, through, or out of something:
the nasal passages.
a voyage by water.
the accommodation on a ship.
the price charged for such accommodation.
a lapse or passing, as of time.
a progress or course, as of events.
the enactment into law of a legislative measure.
an interchange of communications, confidences, etc., between persons.
an exchange of blows; altercation or dispute:
a passage at arms.
the act of causing something to pass; transference; transmission.
an occurrence, incident, or event.
(v.i.)to make a passage; cross; pass.
Origin of passage:
1250–1300; ME < OF, =pass(er) to pass+-age -age
the act of passing from one state or place to the next
a section of text; particularly a section of medium length
a way through or along which someone or something may pass
the passing of a law by a legislative body
a journey usually by ship
"the outward passage took 10 days"
passage, musical passage(noun)
a short section of a musical composition
a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass
"the nasal passages"
a bodily reaction of changing from one place or stage to another
"the passage of air from the lungs"; "the passing of flatus"
the motion of one object relative to another
"stellar passings can perturb the orbits of comets"
passage, handing over(noun)
the act of passing something to another person
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a long narrow enclosed area leading from one place to another
a secret passage under the house
a section of a piece of writing or music
a passage from the novel/symphony
a movement from one place or state to another
their passage through the jungles of Africa; a father's passage through grief
one of the tubes in your body
the nasal passages
the passing of time
ways of measuring the passage of time
the act of passing; transit from one place to another; movement from point to point; a going by, over, across, or through; as, the passage of a man or a carriage; the passage of a ship or a bird; the passage of light; the passage of fluids through the pores or channels of the body
transit by means of conveyance; journey, as by water, carriage, car, or the like; travel; right, liberty, or means, of passing; conveyance
price paid for the liberty to pass; fare; as, to pay one's passage
removal from life; decease; departure; death
way; road; path; channel or course through or by which one passes; way of exit or entrance; way of access or transit. Hence, a common avenue to various apartments in a building; a hall; a corridor
a continuous course, process, or progress; a connected or continuous series; as, the passage of time
a separate part of a course, process, or series; an occurrence; an incident; an act or deed
a particular portion constituting a part of something continuous; esp., a portion of a book, speech, or musical composition; a paragraph; a clause
a pass or en encounter; as, a passage at arms
a movement or an evacuation of the bowels
in parliamentary proceedings: (a) The course of a proposition (bill, resolution, etc.) through the several stages of consideration and action; as, during its passage through Congress the bill was amended in both Houses. (b) The advancement of a bill or other proposition from one stage to another by an affirmative vote; esp., the final affirmative action of the body upon a proposition; hence, adoption; enactment; as, the passage of the bill to its third reading was delayed
Passage is the eighth album by American popular music duo Carpenters. Released in 1977, it produced the hit singles "All You Get from Love Is a Love Song", "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft" and "Sweet, Sweet Smile". This album was a considerable departure for the siblings and contained experimental material such as the Klaatu cover "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft" single—which reached #32 in the US but was a top ten hit in much of the world. Nonetheless, it was their first album to fall short of gold standard in the US. The Carpenters' version of "Sweet, Sweet Smile" was picked up by Country radio and put the duo in the top ten of Billboard's Country chart in the spring of 1978.
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Rank popularity for the word 'passage' in Nouns Frequency: #898
Translations for passage
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a long narrow way through, eg a corridor through a building
There was a dark passage leading down to the river between tall buildings.
- مَمَر، مَمْشىArabic
- passagemPortuguese (BR)
- průchod, chodba, pasážCzech
- der DurchgangGerman
- korridor; passageDanish
- πέρασμα, δίοδος, διάδρομοςGreek
- pasillo, pasadizoSpanish
- läbikäik, väilEstonian
- מֲעָבר, פָסאז'Hebrew
- prolaz, prijelazCroatian
- gangur, húsasundIcelandic
- perėja, koridorius, pasažasLithuanian
- eja; gaitenisLatvian
- (gjennom)gang, passasjeNorwegian
- ګودر، لار، سړك، تيريدونكى، دكتاب يا وينايوه برخه، عبارتPashto
- priechod; chodbaSlovak
- passage, [genom]gångSwedish
- ทางเดินแคบ ๆThai
- 通道Chinese (Trad.)
- прохід, проїздUkrainian
- راستہ، گذرگاہUrdu
- lối điVietnamese
- 通道Chinese (Simp.)
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