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pas·sage 1

 (păs′ĭj)
n.
1. 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.
2.
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.
3.
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.
4.
a. A path, channel, or duct through, over, or along which something may pass: the nasal passages.
b. A corridor.
5.
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.
6.
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.
7. Physiology The process of discharging something from a bodily part, such as evacuation of waste from the bowels.
8. Medicine The introduction of an instrument into a bodily cavity.
9. Obsolete Death.

[Middle English, from Old French, from passer, to pass; see pass.]

pas·sage 2

 (păs′ĭj, pə-säzh′)
n.
A slow cadenced trot in which the horse raises and returns to the ground first one diagonal pair of feet, then the other.
v. pas·saged, pas·sag·ing, pas·sag·es
v.intr.
To execute such a trot in dressage.
v.tr.
To cause (a horse) to execute such a trot in dressage.

[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; see pace1.]

passage

(ˈpæsɪdʒ)
n
1. a channel, opening, etc, through or by which a person or thing may pass
2. (Music, other) music a section or division of a piece, movement, etc
3. (Building) a way, as in a hall or lobby
4. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a section of a written work, speech, etc, esp one of moderate length
5. (Nautical Terms) a journey, esp by ship: the outward passage took a week.
6. the act or process of passing from one place, condition, etc, to another: passage of a gas through a liquid.
7. the permission, right, or freedom to pass: to be denied passage through a country.
8. (Law) the enactment of a law or resolution by a legislative or deliberative body
9. (Physiology) an evacuation of the bowels
10. rare an exchange or interchange, as of blows, words, etc (esp in the phrase passage of arms)
[C13: from Old French from passer to pass]

passage

(ˈpæsɪdʒ; ˈpæsɑːʒ) dressage
n
1. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a sideways walk in which diagonal pairs of feet are lifted alternately
2. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a cadenced lofty trot, the moment of suspension being clearly defined
vb
(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) to move or cause to move at a passage
[C18: from French passager, variant of passéger, from Italian passeggiare to take steps, ultimately from Latin passūs step, pace1]

pas•sage

(ˈpæs ɪdʒ)

n., v. -saged, -sag•ing. n.
1. a portion or section of a written work; a paragraph, verse, etc.: a passage of Scripture.
2. a phrase or other division of a musical work.
3. an act or instance of passing from one place, condition, etc., to another.
4. the permission, right, or freedom to pass.
5. the route or course by which a person or thing passes or travels.
6. a hall or corridor; passageway.
7. an opening or entrance into, through, or out of something: the nasal passages.
8. a voyage by water.
9. the accommodation on a ship.
10. the price charged for such accommodation.
11. a lapse or passing, as of time.
12. a progress or course, as of events.
13. the enactment into law of a legislative measure.
14. an interchange of communications, confidences, etc., between persons.
15. an exchange of blows; altercation or dispute: a passage at arms.
16. the act of causing something to pass; transference; transmission.
17. an occurrence, incident, or event.
v.i.
18. to make a passage; cross; pass.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old French, =pass(er) to pass + -age -age]

Passage

 herons in flight (‘on passage’); the migration or migratory flight of birds.
Examples: passage of herons, 1879; of migrating birds, 1774.

passage


Past participle: passaged
Gerund: passaging

Imperative
passage
passage
Present
I passage
you passage
he/she/it passages
we passage
you passage
they passage
Preterite
I passaged
you passaged
he/she/it passaged
we passaged
you passaged
they passaged
Present Continuous
I am passaging
you are passaging
he/she/it is passaging
we are passaging
you are passaging
they are passaging
Present Perfect
I have passaged
you have passaged
he/she/it has passaged
we have passaged
you have passaged
they have passaged
Past Continuous
I was passaging
you were passaging
he/she/it was passaging
we were passaging
you were passaging
they were passaging
Past Perfect
I had passaged
you had passaged
he/she/it had passaged
we had passaged
you had passaged
they had passaged
Future
I will passage
you will passage
he/she/it will passage
we will passage
you will passage
they will passage
Future Perfect
I will have passaged
you will have passaged
he/she/it will have passaged
we will have passaged
you will have passaged
they will have passaged
Future Continuous
I will be passaging
you will be passaging
he/she/it will be passaging
we will be passaging
you will be passaging
they will be passaging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been passaging
you have been passaging
he/she/it has been passaging
we have been passaging
you have been passaging
they have been passaging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been passaging
you will have been passaging
he/she/it will have been passaging
we will have been passaging
you will have been passaging
they will have been passaging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been passaging
you had been passaging
he/she/it had been passaging
we had been passaging
you had been passaging
they had been passaging
Conditional
I would passage
you would passage
he/she/it would passage
we would passage
you would passage
they would passage
Past Conditional
I would have passaged
you would have passaged
he/she/it would have passaged
we would have passaged
you would have passaged
they would have passaged

passage

1. A particular part of a painting.
2. The transition from one shade to another.
3. A special technique.
4. An area in a painting that has been painted over by someone other than the artist.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.passage - the act of passing from one state or place to the nextpassage - the act of passing from one state or place to the next
change of state - the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics
fossilisation, fossilization - becoming inflexible or out of date
segue - the act of changing smoothly from one state or situation to another
2.passage - a section of text; particularly a section of medium length
text, textual matter - the words of something written; "there were more than a thousand words of text"; "they handed out the printed text of the mayor's speech"; "he wants to reconstruct the original text"
section, subdivision - a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical); "he always turns first to the business section"; "the history of this work is discussed in the next section"
excerpt, excerption, extract, selection - a passage selected from a larger work; "he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings"
locus classicus - an authoritative and often-quoted passage
place - the passage that is being read; "he lost his place on the page"
purple passage - a passage full of ornate and flowery language
transition - a passage that connects a topic to one that follows
text - a passage from the Bible that is used as the subject of a sermon; "the preacher chose a text from Psalms to introduce his sermon"
3.passage - a way through or along which someone or something may pass
adit - a nearly horizontal passage from the surface into a mine
aisle - a long narrow passage (as in a cave or woods)
channel - a passage for water (or other fluids) to flow through; "the fields were crossed with irrigation channels"; "gutters carried off the rainwater into a series of channels under the street"
conduit - a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass; "the computers were connected through a system of conduits"
cul, cul de sac, dead end - a passage with access only at one end
fish ladder - a series of ascending pools providing a passage for salmon to swim upstream past a dam
passageway - a passage between rooms or between buildings
right of way - the passage consisting of a path or strip of land over which someone has the legal right to pass
shaft - a long vertical passage sunk into the earth, as for a mine or tunnel
throat - a passage resembling a throat in shape or function; "the throat of the vase"; "the throat of a chimney";
way - any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another; "he said he was looking for the way out"
4.passage - the passing of a law by a legislative body
lawmaking, legislating, legislation - the act of making or enacting laws
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
5.passage - a journey usually by shippassage - a journey usually by ship; "the outward passage took 10 days"
journey, journeying - the act of traveling from one place to another
lockage - passage through a lock in a canal or waterway
6.passage - a short section of a musical composition
musical composition, opus, piece of music, composition, piece - a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
allegro - a musical composition or musical passage to be performed quickly in a brisk lively manner
allegretto - a musical composition or musical passage to be performed at a somewhat quicker tempo than andante but not as fast as allegro
andante - a musical composition or musical passage to be performed moderately slow
intro - a brief introductory passage to a piece of popular music
musical phrase, phrase - a short musical passage
cadence - the close of a musical section
cadenza - a brilliant solo passage occurring near the end of a piece of music
largo - (music) a composition or passage that is to be performed in a slow and dignified manner
adagio - (music) a composition played in adagio tempo (slowly and gracefully); "they played the adagio too quickly"
recitative - a vocal passage of narrative text that a singer delivers with natural rhythms of speech
modulation, transition - a musical passage moving from one key to another
impromptu - a short musical passage that seems to have been made spontaneously without advance preparation
7.passage - a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass; "the nasal passages"
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
birth canal - a passage in the uterus and vagina through which a fetus passes during vaginal birth
meatus - a natural body passageway
orifice, porta, opening - an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity; "the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"
duct, epithelial duct, canal, channel - a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; "the tear duct was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"
sinusoid - tiny endothelium-lined passages for blood in the tissue of an organ
carpal tunnel - a passageway in the wrist through which nerves and the flexor muscles of the hands pass
root canal - the passage in the root of a tooth through which its nerve and blood vessels enter the pulp cavity
esophagus, gullet, oesophagus, gorge - the passage between the pharynx and the stomach
epicardia - the short part of the esophagus extending downward from the diaphragm to the stomach
fauces - the passage between the back of the mouth and the pharynx
sinus, fistula - an abnormal passage leading from a suppurating cavity to the body surface
shunt - a passage by which a bodily fluid (especially blood) is diverted from one channel to another; "an arteriovenus shunt"
8.passage - a bodily reaction of changing from one place or stage to another; "the passage of air from the lungs"; "the passing of flatus"
response, reaction - a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent; "a bad reaction to the medicine"; "his responses have slowed with age"
9.passage - the motion of one object relative to another; "stellar passings can perturb the orbits of comets"
motion, movement - a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
10.passage - the act of passing something to another personpassage - the act of passing something to another person
bringing, delivery - the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail); "his reluctant delivery of bad news"
relay - the act of passing something along from one person or group to another; "the relay was successful"

passage

noun
1. corridor, hallway, passageway, hall, lobby, entrance, exit, doorway, aisle, entrance hall, vestibule The toilets are up the stairs and along the passage to your right.
2. alley, way, opening, close (Brit.), course, road, channel, route, path, lane, avenue, thoroughfare He spotted someone lurking in the passage between the two houses.
3. extract, reading, piece, section, sentence, text, clause, excerpt, paragraph, verse, quotation He read a passage from the Bible.
4. movement, passing, advance, progress, flow, motion, transit, progression the passage of troops through Spain
5. tube, opening, hole, aperture, inlet, duct, orifice cells that line the air passages
6. way, route, path, course, way through Two men elbowed a passage through the shoppers.
7. transit, moving, passing, travelling, crossing, movement, progress, traversal the passage of troops through the country
8. transition, change, move, development, progress, shift, conversion, progression, metamorphosis the passage from school to college
9. establishment, passing, legislation, sanction, approval, acceptance, adoption, ratification, enactment, authorization, validation, legalization It has been 200 years since the passage of the Bill of Rights.
10. passing, course, march, advance, flow, moving on Its value increases with the passage of time.
11. journey, crossing, tour, trip, trek, voyage We arrived after a 10-hour passage by ship.
12. safe-conduct, right to travel, freedom to travel, permission to travel, authorization to travel They were granted safe passage to Baghdad.

passage

noun
1. The process or an instance of passing from one form, state, or stage to another:
2. A particular subdivision of a written work:
Translations
رِحْلَهقِطْعَهمـُرُورٌمُرور، عُبورمَمَر، مَمْشى
průchodpasážplavbaplynutíúryvek
passageafsnitgangkorridoroverfart
koridoro
etappihyväksyminenkatkelmakäytäväosuus
odlomakprolaz
átjáró
gangur, húsasundkaflabrot, hlutirássigling
楽節通路
악절통로
kelionėpasažaspraėjimaspravažiavimasvažiavimas
braukšanas maksaejafragmentsgaitenislaika ritums, gaita
plynutie
odlomekprehod
passagestycke
ท่อนบทเพลง ตอนทางเดิน
geçitparçapasajgeçmegemi yolculuğu
lối đimục

passage

[ˈpæsɪdʒ]
A. N
1. (= corridor) → pasillo m; (between buildings, underground) → pasaje m; (= alley) → callejón m
a house full of secret passagesuna casa llena de pasadizos secretos
2. (Anat) → conducto m
nasal passagesconductos nasales
see also back
3. (= voyage) → travesía f, viaje m; (= fare) → pasaje m
to work one's passagetrabajar a bordo a cambio del pasaje
4. (= access, way through) → paso m
his bodyguards forced a passage through the crowdssus guardaespaldas se abrieron camino or paso entre la muchedumbre
their win has given them an easy passage to the finalhan llegado fácilmente a la final tras esta victoria
free passagepaso m libre
right of passagederecho m de paso
safe passagesalvoconducto m
5. (= progress) → paso m
his passage through life had not been easysu paso por la vida no había sido fácil
the opposition was giving the bill a rough passage through Parliamentla oposición estaba obstruyendo la aprobación del proyecto de ley en el Parlamento
the passage of timeel paso del tiempo
with the passage of timecon el (paso del) tiempo
see also bird B
6. (= transition) → paso m
one's passage into womanhood/manhoodel paso de uno a la edad adulta
the passage of summer into autumnel paso del verano al otoño
the book charts her passage into madnessel libro recoge su descenso a la locura
to ease their passage from a socialist to a market economypara facilitar la transición or el paso de una economía socialista a una de mercado
see also rite B
7. (= section) [of book, music] → pasaje m
B. CPD passage money (o.f.) Npasaje m

passage

[ˈpæsɪdʒ] n
(= corridor) → couloir m
(in book, music, speech)passage m
Read the passage carefully → Lisez attentivement le passage.
(in body)conduit m
blocked nasal passages → le nez bouché
(= passing) → passage m
the passage of food through the digestive tract → le passage des aliments dans le tube digestif
the passage of time → le passage du temps
with the passage of time → avec le temps
an asset that increases in value with the passage of time → un bien dont la valeur augmente avec le temps
(= journey)
He helped them in their passage across the Pyrenees → Il les aidait à traverser les Pyrénées.
(by boat)traversée f
(= free space) to clear a passage → dégager la voie
to clear a passage through sth → ouvrir un passage à travers qch
to clear a passage for o.s. through sth → se frayer un passage à travers qch

passage

n
(= transition: from youth to manhood etc) → Übergang m; the passage of timeder Verlauf or Strom (geh)der Zeit; in or with the passage of timemit der Zeit
(through country) → Durchfahrt f, → Durchreise f; (= right of passage)Durchreise f, → Transit m, → Durchreise- or Transitgenehmigung f; to grant somebody passage through an areajdm die Durchreise durch ein Gebiet genehmigen
(= voyage)Überfahrt f, → Schiffsreise f; (= fare)Überfahrt f, → Passage f ? work
(Parl: = process) → parlamentarische Behandlung; (final) → Annahme f, → Verabschiedung f
(= corridor)Gang m; the narrow passage between Denmark and Swedendie schmale Durchfahrt zwischen Dänemark und Schweden; secret passageGeheimgang m; he forced a passage through the crowder bahnte sich (dat)einen Weg durch die Menge
(in book) → Passage f; (Mus) → Stück nt, → Passage f; a passage from Shakespeare/the Bibleeine Shakespeare-/Bibelstelle

passage

[ˈpæsɪdʒ] n
a. (way through) → passaggio; (corridor) → corridoio
b. (Naut) (voyage) → traversata
to grant sb safe passage → garantire a qn di passare incolume
c. (passing) → passare m; (of bill through parliament) → iter m inv
with the passage of time (frm) → col passar del tempo
d. (section, of book) → brano, passo; (of music) → brano

passage

(ˈpӕsidʒ) noun
1. a long narrow way through, eg a corridor through a building. There was a dark passage leading down to the river between tall buildings.
2. a part of a piece of writing or music. That is my favourite passage from the Bible.
3. (usually of time) the act of passing. the passage of time.
4. a journey by boat. He paid for his passage by working as a steward.

passage

مـُرُورٌ, نَصٌّ pasáž, průchod passage Durchfahrt, Passage μουσικό κομμάτι, πέρασμα pasaje, paso katkelma, väylä passage odlomak, prolaz passaggio 楽節, 通路 악절, 통로 doorgang, passage passasje droga, pasaż passagem, trecho пассаж, проход passage, stycke ท่อนบทเพลง ตอน, ทางเดิน geçit, parça lối đi, mục 段落, 通道

pas·sage

n. pasaje.
conducto o meato;
evacuación del intestino.

passage

n conducto, vía; nasal passages conductos or vías nasales
References in classic literature ?
It's an underground passage all right," said Professor Bumper eagerly; "and not a natural one, either.
He left Bohemia with more than a thousand dollars in savings, after their passage money was paid.
Her bedroom was adjoining, and across a small passage were the diningroom and kitchen.
The lengthened sheet of the Champlain stretched from the frontiers of Canada, deep within the borders of the neighboring province of New York, forming a natural passage across half the distance that the French were compelled to master in order to strike their enemies.
This I accepted, and at the request of the same gentlemen, undertook to mark out a road in the best passage from the settlement through the wilderness to Kentucke, with such assistance as I thought necessary to employ for such an important undertaking.
But the next moment from among them leaped a figure, alert, buoyant, invincible, and, axe in hand, once more essayed the passage.
On the triangular portion of the gable, that fronted next the street, was a dial, put up that very morning, and on which the sun was still marking the passage of the first bright hour in a history that was not destined to be all so bright.
If his notice was sought, an expression of courtesy and interest gleamed out upon his features, proving that there was light within him, and that it was only the outward medium of the intellectual lamp that obstructed the rays in their passage.
There had been a moment when I believed I recognized, faint and far, the cry of a child; there had been another when I found myself just consciously starting as at the passage, before my door, of a light footstep.
Nothing more happened on the passage worthy the mentioning; so, after a fine run, we safely arrived in Nantucket.
Every door was now closed, the passage plan given up, and the first scheme of dancing only in the room they were in resorted to again; and with such goodwill on Frank Churchill's part, that the space which a quarter of an hour before had been deemed barely sufficient for five couple, was now endeavoured to be made out quite enough for ten.
After administering this preliminary dose of instruction, old Mazey opened the first of the doors on the left-hand side of the passage.