This hallway is a passage.
- An example of passage is when you go on a trip and someone tells you to be safe in your travels.
- An example of passage is when a car moves through a restricted area with permission.
- An example of passage is when time moves forward.
- An example of passage is a corridor or hall in your home leading from one room to another.
Passage is moving through something, being granted permission to move through something or an enclosed area that you must move through to get to somewhere else.
- the act of passing; specif.,
- movement from one place to another; migration: birds of passage
- change or progress from one process or condition to another; transition
- the enactment of a law by a legislative body
- permission, right, or a chance to pass
- a journey, esp. by water; voyage
- the accommodations of a passenger, esp. on a ship
- the charge for such accommodations
- a way or means of passing; specif.,
- a road or path
- a channel, duct, etc.
- a hall or corridor that is an entrance or exit or onto which several rooms open; passageway
- that which happens or takes place between persons; interchange, as of blows or words
- a short segment of a written work or speech: a Bible passage
- a section or detail of a painting, drawing, etc.
- Med. a bowel movement
- Music a short section of a composition, especially one displaying technical skill
Origin of passageOld French from passer: see pass and -age
intransitive verb-·saged, -·sag·ing
to make a passage, or voyage; journey
- The act or process of passing, especially:a. Movement from one place to another: the passage of water through a sieve.b. The process of elapsing: the passage of time.
- a. The process of changing from one condition or stage to another; transition: the passage from childhood to adulthood.b. Enactment into law of a legislative bill.
- a. A journey, especially one by air or water: We had a rough passage on the stormy sea.b. The right to travel as a passenger, especially on a ship: book passage; pay for one's passage.c. The right, permission, or power to come and go freely: Only medical supply trucks were granted safe passage through enemy territory.
- a. A path, channel, or duct through, over, or along which something may pass: the nasal passages.b. A corridor.
- a. An occurrence or event: “Another encouraging passage took place … when heads of state … took note of the extraneous factors affecting their economies that are beyond their control” ( Helen Kitchen )b. Something, such as an exchange of words or blows, that occurs between two persons: a passage at arms.
- a. A segment of a written work or speech: a celebrated passage from Shakespeare.b. Music A segment of a composition, especially one that demonstrates the virtuousity of the composer or performer: a passage of exquisite beauty, played to perfection.c. A section of a painting or other piece of artwork; a detail.
- Physiology The process of discharging something from a bodily part, such as evacuation of waste from the bowels.
- Medicine The introduction of an instrument into a bodily cavity.
- Obsolete Death.
Origin of passageMiddle English from Old French from passer to pass ; see pass .
A slow cadenced trot in which the horse raises and returns to the ground first one diagonal pair of feet, then the other.
verbpas·saged, pas·sag·ing, pas·sag·es
To execute such a trot in dressage.
To cause (a horse) to execute such a trot in dressage.
Origin of passageFrench from passager to execute a passage alteration ( influenced by passer to pass ) of passéger from Italian passeggiare from passare to pass from Vulgar Latin passāre from Latin passus step ; see pace 1.