Meaning of PASSAGE in English

PASSAGE

n.

Pronunciation: ' pa-sij

Function: noun

Date: 13th century

1 a : a way of exit or entrance : a road, path, channel, or course by which something passes b : a corridor or lobby giving access to the different rooms or parts of a building or apartment

2 a : the action or process of passing from one place, condition, or stage to another b : DEATH 1A c : a continuous movement or flow <the passage of time>

3 a (1) : a specific act of traveling or passing especially by sea or air (2) : a privilege of conveyance as a passenger : ACCOMMODATIONS b : the passing of a legislative measure or law : ENACTMENT

4 : a right, liberty, or permission to pass

5 a : something that happens or is done : INCIDENT b : something that takes place between two persons mutually

6 a : a usually brief portion of a written work or speech that is relevant to a point under discussion or noteworthy for content or style b : a phrase or short section of a musical composition c : a detail of a work of art (as a painting)

7 : the act or action of passing something or undergoing a passing

8 : incubation of a pathogen (as a virus) in culture, a living organism, or a developing egg

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