Definition of "passage" []

  • The act or process of passing, especially: (noun)
  • A movement from one place to another, as by going by, through, over, or across; transit or migration. (noun)
  • The process of elapsing: the passage of time. (noun)
  • The process of passing from one condition or stage to another; transition: the passage from childhood to adulthood. (noun)
  • Enactment into law of a legislative measure. (noun)
  • A channel, opening, etc, through or by which a person or thing may pass (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A section or division of a piece, movement, etc (noun)
  • A way, as in a hall or lobby (noun)
  • A section of a written work, speech, etc, esp one of moderate length (noun)
  • A journey, esp by ship (noun)
  • The act or process of passing from one place, condition, etc, to another (noun)
  • The permission, right, or freedom to pass (noun)
  • The enactment of a law or resolution by a legislative or deliberative body (noun)
  • An evacuation of the bowels (noun)
  • An exchange or interchange, as of blows, words, etc (esp in the phrase passage of arms) (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "passage" in a sentence
  • "Each nostril opens into a short and rather narrow, but high, passage, known as the _nasal passage_, through which the air pours into the back of the throat, or _pharynx_, and so down into the windpipe and lungs."
  • "Because this lead-in passage from the NYT article?"
  • "The passage translates as ‘Seeing me as you saw me/In seeing me as you see me’."