What does passage mean?

Definitions for passage
ˈpæs ɪdʒpas·sage

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. passage, transitionnoun

    the act of passing from one state or place to the next

  2. passagenoun

    a section of text; particularly a section of medium length

  3. passagenoun

    a way through or along which someone or something may pass

  4. enactment, passagenoun

    the passing of a law by a legislative body

  5. passage, transitnoun

    a journey usually by ship

    "the outward passage took 10 days"

  6. passage, musical passagenoun

    a short section of a musical composition

  7. passage, passagewaynoun

    a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass

    "the nasal passages"

  8. passage, passingnoun

    a bodily reaction of changing from one place or stage to another

    "the passage of air from the lungs"; "the passing of flatus"

  9. passing, passagenoun

    the motion of one object relative to another

    "stellar passings can perturb the orbits of comets"

  10. passage, handing overnoun

    the act of passing something to another person

Webster Dictionary

  1. Passageverb

    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

  2. Passageverb

    transit by means of conveyance; journey, as by water, carriage, car, or the like; travel; right, liberty, or means, of passing; conveyance

  3. Passageverb

    price paid for the liberty to pass; fare; as, to pay one's passage

  4. Passageverb

    removal from life; decease; departure; death

  5. Passageverb

    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

  6. Passageverb

    a continuous course, process, or progress; a connected or continuous series; as, the passage of time

  7. Passageverb

    a separate part of a course, process, or series; an occurrence; an incident; an act or deed

  8. Passageverb

    a particular portion constituting a part of something continuous; esp., a portion of a book, speech, or musical composition; a paragraph; a clause

  9. Passageverb

    reception; currency

  10. Passageverb

    a pass or en encounter; as, a passage at arms

  11. Passageverb

    a movement or an evacuation of the bowels

  12. Passageverb

    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

Freebase

  1. Passage

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Passage

    pas′āj, n. act of passing: a moving from one place or state to another: a journey, as in a ship: course: time occupied in passing: means of passing in or out: a way: entrance: enactment of a law: right of passing: price paid for passing or for being conveyed between two places: occurrence, any incident or episode: a single clause or part of a book, &c.: a modulation in music: (B.) a mountain-pass: ford of a river: (zool.) migratory habits.—v.i. to cross: to walk sideways, of a horse.—Passage of arms, any feat of arms: a quarrel, esp. of words.—Bird of passage, a bird that passes from one climate to another at the change of the seasons.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. passage

    A voyage is generally supposed to comprise the outward and homeward passages. Also, a west-country term for ferry. (See VOYAGE.)

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. passage

    A pass or encounter; as, a passage at arms.

Editors Contribution

  1. passage

    A process or channel.

    The passage from one port to another was easy.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 29, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'passage' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2523

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'passage' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4545

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'passage' in Nouns Frequency: #898

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of passage in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of passage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of passage in a Sentence

  1. Suzanne Rowan-Kelleher:

    In general, people don’t politicize their vacations, but it’s hard to ignore these incidents, after the passage of HB-2, numerous hotel owners in North Carolina told me they had a string of cancellations. Tourists, especially the younger generation, like millennials, are way more aware of what’s going on in any given state and more likely to vote with their dollars, so to speak.

  2. Maria Cristina Garcia:

    For some time now, the polls have been telling us that recent arrivals from Cuba -- those who have arrived since 1990 -- and those who were born and raised in the United States, have favored the normalization of diplomatic and trade relations with Cuba, in turn, those who lived through the most traumatic years of the Cuban revolution are understandably more angry about the new developments. The passage of time has not healed all wounds and memories.

  3. Kate Bedingfield:

    Joe Biden has dedicated his public life to changing the culture and the laws around violence against women. He authored and fought for the passage and reauthorization of the landmark Violence Against Women Act. He firmly believes that women have a right to be heard -- and heard respectfully, such claims should also be diligently reviewed by an independent press. What is clear about this claim : it is untrue. This absolutely did not happen.

  4. Kate Bedingfield:

    Joe Biden has dedicated Joe Biden public life to changing the culture and the laws around violence against women. Joe Biden authored and fought for the passage and reauthorization of the landmark Violence Against Women Act. Joe Biden firmly believes that women have a right to be heard - and heard respectfully, such claims should also be diligently reviewed by an independent press. What is clear about this claim : it is untrue. This absolutely did not happen.

  5. Pidgeon Pagonis:

    I'd never had any dilation( which would have kept the passage open), so it was just a shock to my body. I left that moment being like' That really hurt !' but Cosmo( magazine) said it would get better. It didn't get better in terms of pleasure, but it got better in terms of not hurting as much every single time.

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