Meaning of PASSAGE in English


I. noun Date: 13th century 1. a way of exit or entrance ; a road, path, channel, or course by which something passes, a corridor or lobby giving access to the different rooms or parts of a building or apartment, 2. the action or process of passing from one place, condition, or stage to another, death 1a, a continuous movement or flow , 3. a. a specific act of traveling or passing especially by sea or air, a privilege of conveyance as a passenger ; accommodations, the passing of a legislative measure or law ; enactment , a right, liberty, or permission to pass, 5. something that happens or is done ; incident , something that takes place between two persons mutually, 6. a usually brief portion of a written work or speech that is relevant to a point under discussion or noteworthy for content or style, a phrase or short section of a musical composition, a detail of a work of art (as a painting), the act or action of passing something or undergoing a passing, incubation of a pathogen (as a virus) in culture, a living organism, or a developing egg, II. verb (~d; passaging) Date: 1824 intransitive verb to go past or across ; cross , transitive verb to subject to ~

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