Passage meaning

păs'ĭj
A way or means of passing.
  • 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.
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The introduction of an instrument into a bodily cavity.
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The process of discharging something from a bodily part, such as evacuation of waste from the bowels.
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A slow cadenced trot in which the horse raises and returns to the ground first one diagonal pair of feet, then the other.
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Death.
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The process of discharging something from a bodily part, such as evacuation of waste from the bowels.
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That which happens or takes place between persons; interchange, as of blows or words.
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The introduction of an instrument into a bodily cavity.
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A bowel movement.
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A short section of a composition, especially one displaying technical skill.
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To make a passage, or voyage; journey.
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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.

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.

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The act or process of passing, especially:
  • Movement from one place to another.
    The passage of water through a sieve.
  • The process of elapsing.
    The passage of time.
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To execute such a trot in dressage.
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To cause (a horse) to execute such a trot in dressage.
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The act of passing.
  • 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.
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Permission, right, or a chance to pass.
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A journey, esp. by water; voyage.
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Origin of passage

  • French 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 pace1
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Middle English from Old French from passer to pass pass
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition