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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pass, passportnoun

    any authorization to pass or go somewhere

    "the pass to visit had a strict time limit"

  2. passportnoun

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

  3. recommendation, passportnoun

    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. passportnoun

    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. passportnoun

    Any document that allows entry or passage.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Passportnoun

    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. Passportnoun

    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. Passportnoun

    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. Passportnoun

    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

Anagrams for passport »

  1. popstars, pop stars

  2. Pop stars

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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. 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.

  2. Naila Amin:

    My passport ruined my life.

  3. Greg Daco:

    Restrictions and delays in visa and passport applications have weighed down on immigration, from an economic perspective immigration is a positive, so reducing immigration has weighed down on the economy.

  4. Rebecca Williams:

    This is why I think the development of a reliable national digital vaccine passport app is very important for the sake of all the organizations and businesses that want to require proof of vaccination for employees, students, or business patrons.

  5. Shirley Varnagy:

    Some did not have a visa, others had an expired passport, but with diplomatic collaboration they were able to arrive.

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