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Passage meaning

passage - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. Transit by means of conveyance; journey, as by water, carriage, car, or the like; travel; right, liberty, or means, of passing; conveyance.
  2. 2. Price paid for the liberty to pass; fare; as, to pay one's passage.
  3. 3. Removal from life; decease; departure; death.
  4. 4. Way; road; path; channel or course through or by which one passes; way of exit or entrance; way of access or transit. Hence, a common avenue to various apartments in a building; a hall; a corridor.
  5. 5. A continuous course, process, or progress; a connected or continuous series; as, the passage of time.
  6. 6. A separate part of a course, process, or series; an occurrence; an incident; an act or deed.
  7. 7. A particular portion constituting a part of something continuous; esp., a portion of a book, speech, or musical composition; a paragraph; a clause.
  8. 8. Reception; currency.
  9. 9. A pass or en encounter; as, a passage at arms.
  10. 10. A movement or an evacuation of the bowels.
  11. 11. In parliamentary proceedings: ( a) The course of a proposition ( bill, resolution, etc.) through the several stages of consideration and action; as, during its passage through Congress the bill was amended in both Houses. ( b) The advancement of a bill or other proposition from one stage to another by an affirmative vote; esp., the final affirmative action of the body upon a proposition; hence, adoption; enactment; as, the passage of the bill to its third reading was delayed.
  12. 12. Act of passing; journey; voyage; way; entrance; occurrence; portion of a discourse, & c.

passage - examples of usage

  1. Now this isn't the passage I wanted. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. I was sitting in my room late one night, feeling that nothing nice would ever happen to me again, when I heard Katharine outside in the passage, and I thought to myself, 'Shall I call her in? - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. He looked up at once and said: " Yes, it's a difficult passage." - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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