passport


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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 ?
My dear friend," here Athos spoke, "rest assured, if we were Mazarinists we should come well prepared with every sort of passport.
Still Dantes could not view without a shudder the approach of a gendarme who accompanied the officers deputed to demand his bill of health ere the yacht was permitted to hold communication with the shore; but with that perfect self-possession he had acquired during his acquaintance with Faria, Dantes coolly presented an English passport he had obtained from Leghorn, and as this gave him a standing which a French passport would not have afforded, he was informed that there existed no obstacle to his immediate debarkation.
I am, as it were, a man proclaimed; I am in a worse plight even than a tramp who has lost his passport.
The Italian says, Sospetto licentia fede; as if suspicion, did give a passport to faith; but it ought, rather, to kindle it to discharge itself.
They keep up the passport system here, but so they do in Turkey.
Perhaps Charles Strickland was dull judged by a standard that demanded above all things verbal scintillation; but his intelligence was adequate to his surroundings, and that is a passport, not only to reasonable success, but still more to happiness.
He was taken to the police-station, and when asked who he was and where was his passport, he replied that he had no passport and that he was a servant of God.
You must know that, on one occasion, when, for two days, I had felt certain that at any moment I might have to depart for Rome on business, I repaired to the Embassy of the Holy See in Paris, to have my passport visaed.
Anatole had a passport, an order for post horses, ten thousand rubles he had taken from his sister and another ten thousand borrowed with Dolokhov's help.
Many years later, during the month when I was waiting for my passport as Consul for Venice, and had the time on my hands, I passed it chiefly in reading all his novels, one after another, without the interruption of other reading.
Well, gentlemen," said he, "I'm off, you see; and, if you will examine my passport when I get back, you will be able to judge whether I have accomplished the journey agreed upon.
Already the passport system, modelled on the Russian, was developing.