pas|sage [ `pæsıdʒ ] noun ***
▸ 1 long narrow walled area
▸ 2 short section of something
▸ 3 way through a place
▸ 4 movement over place
▸ 5 process of making law
▸ 6 tube in body
▸ 7 (ticket for) sea trip
1. ) count a long narrow area with walls on each side that leads from one room or place to another:
There was a small office leading off a passage between the kitchen and the back door.
2. ) count a short section of a book, article, poem, or piece of music, considered on its own: EXTRACT:
He read me a passage from his favorite book.
a ) a particular period, for example in someone's life or in a sports event:
This had been an embarrassing and regrettable passage in her career.
3. ) singular a way through a place, especially when this is difficult:
passage through: Branches and vines blocked our passage through the jungle.
There was an icebreaker clearing a passage for ships through the ice.
a ) (a) safe passage the right to travel in safety through a place:
The army had agreed to allow civilians safe passage out of the area.
4. ) uncount movement past, over, or through a place:
The passage of heavy guns had left deep ruts in the field.
5. ) singular the process by which a bill is discussed in a legislature and becomes law:
passage through: The bill had a surprisingly stormy passage through the Senate.
6. ) count a tube in your body for air or liquid to pass along or pass through:
Her air passages were blocked.
7. ) count a trip or a ticket for a trip by ship to a place:
passage to: He had saved enough money to pay his passage to Europe.
the passage of time
the process by which time passes:
The beauty of the gardens had not faded with the passage of time.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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