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Definitions for passport
ˈpæs pɔrt, -poʊrt, ˈpɑs-pass·port

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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"

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.

    Etymology: From passeport, from passer + port. Compare portpass.

  2. passport(Noun)

    Any document that allows entry or passage.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [F. passeport, orig., a permission to leave a port or to sail into it; passer to pass + port a port, harbor. See Pass, and Port a harbor.]

  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

    Etymology: [F. passeport, orig., a permission to leave a port or to sail into it; passer to pass + port a port, harbor. See Pass, and Port a harbor.]

  3. Passport(noun)

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

    Etymology: [F. passeport, orig., a permission to leave a port or to sail into it; passer to pass + port a port, harbor. See Pass, and Port a harbor.]

  4. Passport(noun)

    figuratively: Anything which secures advancement and general acceptance

    Etymology: [F. passeport, orig., a permission to leave a port or to sail into it; passer to pass + port a port, harbor. See Pass, and Port a harbor.]

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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. passport

    A permission granted by any state to a vessel, to navigate in some particular sea without molestation; it contains all particulars concerning her, and is binding on all persons at peace with that state. It is also a letter of licence given by authority, granting permission to enter, travel in, and quit certain territories.

  2. passport

    See PASS.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. passport

    A document given by the competent officer of a state, which permits the person therein named to pass or travel from place to place by land or water. Also a license granted in time of war for the removal of persons and effects from a hostile country; a safe-conduct.

Editors Contribution

  1. passport

    A type of official document with specific information that gives the person with the name and date of birth on the document authorization to travel to and enter the country, nation or jurisdiction of their birth and all countries, nations and jurisdictions of the world.

    Passports are a requirement if we like to travel out of the country we reside in.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of passport in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of passport in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of passport in a Sentence

  1. Navdeep Bains:

    I politely replied that I did not represent a security threat, and that I had passed all security checks. Economic Development Navdeep Bains then asked for my name and identification. I reluctantly handed Economic Development Navdeep Bains my diplomatic passport.

  2. Samantha Chan:

    If one day the Hong Kong passport loses its visa-free agreement with many countries due to political reasons, at least I still have another passport that allows me to travel around.

  3. Marie Baronnet:

    Striptease for them was a passport to discover their own country and to travel abroad. ... They would have agents, they would get contracts.

  4. Taavet Hinrikus:

    The two main benefits of being part of the EU are access to talent because of the free movement of labor and the fact that you can 'passport' regulation so if you're regulated in the UK, you're regulated across the EU, we don't know what's going to happen with either of those.

  5. Anne Morrow Lindbergh:

    My passport photo is one of the most remarkable photographs I have ever seen --- no retouching, no shadows, no flattery --- just stark me.

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