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
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
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
A pass or encounter; as, a passage at arms.
A process or channel.
The passage from one port to another was easy.Submitted by MaryC on February 29, 2020
Song lyrics by passage -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by passage on the Lyrics.com website.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'passage' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2523
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Rank popularity for the word 'passage' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4545
Rank popularity for the word 'passage' in Nouns Frequency: #898
The numerical value of passage in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of passage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
The passage of U.S. vessels within 12 nautical miles of China's man-made features in the South China Sea is a necessary and overdue response to China’s destabilizing behavior in the region.
Afford every soul you encounter the wide and free passage they need to give birth to the dear expressions they feel are important.
The most reliable sign of whether someone is engaged in something is the passage of time.
It was such a right of passage last year taking the leap of faith to shave my head, and my hair, thankfully, has grown back, and I learned so much through the process of really letting go of something that had been really bothering me for decades.
But if a trend develops, Freedom Caucus might push Donald Trump into the arms of moderate Democrats willing to pull bills to the left in exchange for passage.
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- passatgeCatalan, Valencian
- Passus, PassageGerman
- διέλευση, απόσπασμα, μελωδία, διάβαση, εδάφιο, δίοδος, πέρασμα, διάδρομος, ψήφιση, περικοπή, χωρίο, έγκρισηGreek
- käytävä, juoksutus, hyväksyminen, osuus, välikkö, etappi, jakso, passageFinnish
- 一節, 通過, 通路Japanese
- transitus, iterLatin
- riunga, awarua, pāhihi, kauhangaMāori
- passus, passasjeNorwegian
- passasje, passusNorwegian Nynorsk
- passagem, corredorPortuguese
- пассаж, переход, проход, выдержка, принятие, отрывок, коридорRussian
- đoạn vănVietnamese
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