Meaning of PASSAGE in English

PASSAGE

vi reception; currency.

2. passage ·vi a movement or an evacuation of the bowels.

3. passage ·vi removal from life; decease; departure; death.

4. passage ·vi a pass or en encounter; as, a passage at arms.

5. passage ·vi price paid for the liberty to pass; fare; as, to pay one's passage.

6. passage ·vi a separate part of a course, process, or series; an occurrence; an incident; an act or deed.

7. passage ·vi a continuous course, process, or progress; a connected or continuous series; as, the passage of time.

8. passage ·vi transit by means of conveyance; journey, as by water, carriage, car, or the like; travel; right, liberty, or means, of passing; conveyance.

9. passage ·vi a particular portion constituting a part of something continuous; ·esp., a portion of a book, speech, or musical composition; a paragraph; a clause.

10. passage ·vi 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.

11. passage ·vi the act of passing; transit from one place to another; movement from point to point; a going by, over, across, or through; as, the passage of a man or a carriage; the passage of a ship or a bird; the passage of light; the passage of fluids through the pores or channels of the body.

12. passage ·vi 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.

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