Definitions for passportˈpæs pɔrt, -poʊrt, ˈpɑs-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pass•portˈpæs pɔrt, -poʊrt, ˈpɑs-(n.)

  1. an official document issued by a government to one of its citizens, authenticating the bearer's identity and right to travel to and return from other countries.

  2. anything that ensures admission or acceptance:

    Education is a passport to success.

  3. any authorization to go somewhere.

Origin of passport:

1490–1500; earlier passeport < MF, =passe- (s. of passer to pass ) +portport1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pass, passport(noun)

    any authorization to pass or go somewhere

    "the pass to visit had a strict time limit"

  2. passport(noun)

    a document issued by a country to a citizen allowing that person to travel abroad and re-enter the home country

  3. recommendation, passport(noun)

    any quality or characteristic that gains a person a favorable reception or acceptance or admission

    "her pleasant personality is already a recommendation"; "his wealth was not a passport into the exclusive circles of society"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. passport(noun)ˈpæs pɔrt, -poʊrt, ˈpɑs-

    an official document that you use when traveling to show which country you are a citizen of

    a valid passport; He holds an Italian passport.

Wiktionary

  1. passport(Noun)

    An official document normally used for international journeys, which proves the identity and nationality of the person for whom it was issued.

    You will have to bring your passport to prove who you are.

  2. passport(Noun)

    Any document that allows entry or passage.

  3. Origin: From passeport, from passer + port. Compare portpass.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Passport(noun)

    permission to pass; a document given by the competent officer of a state, permitting the person therein named to pass or travel from place to place, without molestation, by land or by water

  2. Passport(noun)

    a document carried by neutral merchant vessels in time of war, to certify their nationality and protect them from belligerents; a sea letter

  3. Passport(noun)

    a license granted in time of war for the removal of persons and effects from a hostile country; a safe-conduct

  4. Passport(noun)

    figuratively: Anything which secures advancement and general acceptance

Freebase

  1. Passport

    A passport is a document, issued by a national government, which certifies the identity and nationality of its holder for the purpose of international travel. The elements of identity contained in all standardized passports include information about the holder, including name, date of birth, gender and place of birth. A passport does not of itself entitle the passport holder entry into another country, nor to consular protection while abroad nor any other privileges. It does, however, normally entitle the passport holder to return to the country that issued the passport. Rights to consular protection arise from international treaties, whilst the bearer's right to return to the passport's country of issue depends on the laws of the issuing country. A passport does not represent the right or the place of residence of the passport holder in the country that issued the passport.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'passport' in Nouns Frequency: #2879


Translations for passport

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

passport(noun)

a document of identification, necessary for foreign travel

a British passport.

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