What does passport mean?

Definitions for passportˈpæs pɔrt, -poʊrt, ˈpɑs-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word passport.

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"


  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

  5. Origin: [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.]


  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.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Anagrams for passport »

  1. popstars, pop stars

  2. Pop stars

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  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Antonin Scalia:

    The Jerusalem passport law has nothing to do with recognition.

  2. Woody Allen:

    If you look like your passport photo, you're too sick to travel.

  3. Gezahegn Abebe:

    They said this is not a passport. If you don't have a passport you can't go.

  4. Akhror Saidakhmetov:

    After Saidakhmetov continued to ask for his passport, his mother hung up the phone.

  5. Julie Burchill:

    It has been said that a pretty face is a passport. But it's not, it's a visa, and it runs out fast.

Images & Illustrations of passport

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