Meaning of PASSAGE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ pæsɪdʒ ]

( passages)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


A passage is a long narrow space with walls or fences on both sides, which connects one place or room with another.

Harry stepped into the passage and closed the door behind him.

= passageway, corridor



A passage in a book, speech, or piece of music is a section of it that you are considering separately from the rest.

He reads a passage from Milton.

...the passage in which Blake spoke of the world of imagination...

= excerpt, extract

N-COUNT : usu with supp


A passage is a long narrow hole or tube in your body, which air or liquid can pass along.

...blocked nasal passages.

N-COUNT : usu supp N


A passage through a crowd of people or things is an empty space that allows you to move through them.

He cleared a passage for himself through the crammed streets...

= way

N-COUNT : oft N through n


The passage of someone or something is their movement from one place to another.

Germany had not requested Franco’s consent for the passage of troops through Spain...

N-UNCOUNT : usu with poss


The passage of someone or something is their progress from one situation or one stage in their development to another.

...the passage from school to college.

= transition

N-UNCOUNT : usu N from/to n , oft with poss


The passage of a period of time is its passing.

An asset that increases in value with the passage of time.

= passing

N-SING : the N of n


A passage is a journey by ship.

We’d arrived the day before after a 10-hour passage from Swansea.

= crossing



If you are granted passage through a country or area of land, you are given permission to go through it.

Mr Thomas would be given safe passage to and from Jaffna...

N-UNCOUNT : oft N prep

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