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pas·sage·way

 (păs′ĭj-wā′)
n.
A way allowing passage, especially a corridor.

passageway

(ˈpæsɪdʒˌweɪ)
n
(Building) a way, esp one in or between buildings; passage

pas•sage•way

(ˈpæs ɪdʒˌweɪ)

n.
a way affording passage, as a corridor, alley, or the like.
[1640–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.passageway - a passage between rooms or between buildingspassageway - a passage between rooms or between buildings
aisle, gangway - passageway between seating areas as in an auditorium or passenger vehicle or between areas of shelves of goods as in stores
arcade - a covered passageway with shops and stalls on either side
areaway - a passageway between buildings or giving access to a basement
corridor - an enclosed passageway; rooms usually open onto it
heading, drift, gallery - a horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine; "they dug a drift parallel with the vein"
gangway - a temporary passageway of planks (as over mud on a building site)
gate - passageway (as in an air terminal) where passengers can embark or disembark
passage - a way through or along which someone or something may pass
shaft - a vertical passageway through a building (as for an elevator)
tunnel - a passageway through or under something, usually underground (especially one for trains or cars); "the tunnel reduced congestion at that intersection"
walk-through - a pedestrian passageway through the ground floor of a building
2.passageway - 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"

passageway

noun corridor, passage, hallway, hall, lane, lobby, entrance, exit, alley, aisle, wynd (Scot.) an underground passageway that connects the two buildings
Translations

passageway

[ˈpæsɪdʒweɪ] N (in house) → pasillo m, corredor m; (between buildings etc) → pasaje m

passageway

[ˈpæsɪdʒweɪ] n
(= corridor) → couloir m
(outside building, underground)passage m

passageway

nDurchgang m

passageway

[ˈpæsɪdʒˌweɪ] npassaggio
References in classic literature ?
The old gentlewoman stole behind Phoebe, and peeped from the passageway into the shop, to note how she would manage her undertaking.
Here was the chute, with its river of hogs, all patiently toiling upward; there was a place for them to rest to cool off, and then through another passageway they went into a room from which there is no returning for hogs.
We struck across the big yard, noticing this, that, and t'other thing that was so familiar, and we so glad to see it again, and when we got to the roofed big passageway betwixt the double log house and the kitchen part, there was everything hanging on the wall just as it used to was, even to Uncle Silas's old faded green baize working-gown with the hood to it, and raggedy white patch between the shoulders that always looked like somebody had hit him with a snowball; and then we lifted the latch and walked in.
Moving on a few steps I discovered another passageway at the end of which lay a door.
The passageway sloped in a gentle descent, enlarging as they proceeded; still Franz and the count were compelled to advance in a stooping posture, and were scarcely able to proceed abreast of one another.
The passageway was dimly lighted by occasional radium bulbs, the universal lighting medium of Barsoom.
This is getting rather ghastly," said Sir Henry, peeping into the dark passageway.
So come thou straight forth into the passageway, where there is good room to swing a sword, and I will try to serve thee.
Another banth had entered the passageway on HIS trail!
One instant all was quiet and stability--the next, and the world rocked, the tortured sides of the narrow passageway split and crumbled, great blocks of granite, dislodged from the ceiling, tumbled into the narrow way, choking it, and the walls bent inward upon the wreckage.
Advancing cautiously he crawled toward the opposite end imbued with a full realization of what it would mean if Numa should suddenly enter the tunnel in front of him; but Numa did not appear and the ape-man emerged at length into the open and stood erect, finding himself in a rocky cleft whose precipitous walls rose almost sheer on every hand, the tunnel from the gorge passing through the cliff and forming a passageway from the outer world into a large pocket or gulch entirely enclosed by steep walls of rock.
They led her through a short, S-shaped passageway into a chamber entirely lined with the white, tile-like material with which the interior of the light wall was faced.