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pass·port

 (păs′pôrt′)
n.
1. An official document issued by a government identifying a citizen, certifying his or her nationality, and formally requesting admittance and safe passage from foreign countries.
2. An official permit issued by a foreign country allowing one to transport goods or to travel through that country.
3. An official document issued by an allied foreign government to a ship, especially a neutral merchant ship in time of war, authorizing it to enter and travel through certain waters freely.
4. Something that gives one the right or privilege of passage, entry, or acceptance: Hard work was her passport to success.

[French passeport, from Old French : passer, to pass; see pass + port, port; see port1.]

passport

(ˈpɑːspɔːt)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an official document issued by a government, identifying an individual, granting him permission to travel abroad, and requesting the protection of other governments for him
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a licence granted by a state to a foreigner, allowing the passage of his person or goods through the country
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) another word for sea letter1
4. a quality, asset, etc, that gains a person admission or acceptance
[C15: from French passeport, from passer to pass + port1]

pass•port

(ˈpæs pɔrt, -poʊrt, ˈpɑs-)

n.
1. an official document issued by a government to one of its citizens, authenticating the bearer's identity and right to travel to and return from other countries.
2. anything that ensures admission or acceptance: Education is a passport to success.
3. any authorization to go somewhere.
[1490–1500; earlier passeport < Middle French, =passe- (s. of passer to pass) + port port1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.passport - any authorization to pass or go somewherepassport - any authorization to pass or go somewhere; "the pass to visit had a strict time limit"
permission - approval to do something; "he asked permission to leave"
safe-conduct, safeguard - a document or escort providing safe passage through a region especially in time of war
2.passport - a document issued by a country to a citizen allowing that person to travel abroad and re-enter the home country
legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument - (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
visa - an endorsement made in a passport that allows the bearer to enter the country issuing it
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"
3.passport - 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"
characteristic - a distinguishing quality

passport

noun
1. travel document, papers, visa, identity card, travel papers, travel permit, I.D. Take your passport with you when changing money.
2. key, way, entry, route, path, avenue, means of access Qualifications are no automatic passport to a job.
Translations
جَوَازُ سَفَرٍجَواز سَفَر
cestovní pas
pas
pasporto
passi
putovnica
útlevél
vegabréf
パスポート
여권
pase
paşaport
pas
potni list
pass
หนังสือเดินทาง
pasaportbuyruldugeçişlik
hộ chiếu

passport

[ˈpɑːspɔːt]
A. Npasaporte m
the passport to fameel pasaporte a la fama
the money was his passport to a new lifeel dinero le abrió las puertas a una nueva vida
B. CPD passport control Ncontrol m de pasaportes
passport holder N British passport holdertitular mf de pasaporte británico
passport photo(graph) Nfoto f de pasaporte

passport

[ˈpɑːspɔːrt] n
(= document) → passeport m passport photo
(fig) the passport to success → la clé de la réussitepassport control ncontrôle m des passeportspassport holder ntitulaire mf de passeportpassport office nbureau m de délivrance des passeportspassport photo nphoto f d'identité

passport

n(Reise)pass m; (fig)Schlüssel m(to für, zu)

passport

:
passport control
passport holder
nPassinhaber(in) m(f); are you a British passport?haben Sie einen britischen Pass?
passport office
n (= building, organization)Passamt nt

passport

[ˈpɑːspɔːt] npassaporto (fig) passport (to)chiave f (di)

passport

(ˈpaːspoːt) noun
a document of identification, necessary for foreign travel. a British passport.

passport

جَوَازُ سَفَرٍ cestovní pas pas Reisepass διαβατήριο pasaporte passi passeport putovnica passaporto パスポート 여권 paspoort pass paszport passaporte паспорт pass หนังสือเดินทาง pasaport hộ chiếu 护照
References in classic literature ?
Tumbling about in one part of the desk among bills, passports, and business documents of various kinds were several of Jo's letters, and in another compartment were three notes from Amy, carefully tied up with one of her blue ribbons and sweetly suggestive of the little dead roses put away inside.
We then separated for a few hours; I, to get at once such passports as were necessary; Herbert, to see Startop at his lodgings.
As the original design was to cross the British Channel, and alight as near Paris as possible, the voyagers had taken the precaution to prepare themselves with passports directed to all parts of the Continent, specifying the nature of the expedition, as in the case of the Nassau voyage, and entitling the adventurers to exemption from the usual formalities of office : unexpected events, however, rendered these passports superfluous.
Wary and careful they must be, with watchful eyes to the right and the left, for this was no man's land, and their only passports were those which hung from their belts.
5] I am bound to express in the strongest terms, my obligation to the government of Buenos Ayres for the obliging manner in which passports to all parts of the country were given me, as naturalist of the Beagle.
But I have remained here--must always remain here, sitting at my desk in the office, and patiently see other people fetch their passports to go abroad.
Felix had procured passports in the name of his father, sister, and himself.
He did not look at me again till he handed me my papers with a sorrowful expression, as if they had been my passports for Hades.
I'll get a passport, two passports, one for him and one for me.
The scarlet letter was her passport into regions where other women dared not tread.
Kings" and "Kingdoms" were as thick in Britain as they had been in little Palestine in Joshua's time, when people had to sleep with their knees pulled up because they couldn't stretch out without a passport.
Thus, like the sad presaging raven, that tolls The sick man's passport in her hollow beak, And in the shadow of the silent night Doth shake contagion from her sable wings; Vex'd and tormented, runs poor Barrabas, With fatal curses towards these Christians.