Meaning of PASSAGE in English


passage 1

/pas"ij/ , n. , v. , passaged, passaging .


1. a portion or section of a written work; a paragraph, verse, etc.: a passage of Scripture.

2. a phrase or other division of a musical work.

3. Fine Arts. an area, section, or detail of a work, esp. with respect to its qualities of execution: passages of sensitive brushwork.

4. an act or instance of passing from one place, condition, etc., to another; transit.

5. the permission, right, or freedom to pass: to refuse passage through a territory.

6. the route or course by which a person or thing passes or travels.

7. a hall or corridor; passageway.

8. an opening or entrance into, through, or out of something: the nasal passages.

9. a voyage by water from one point to another: a rough passage across the English Channel.

10. the privilege of conveyance as a passenger: to book passage on an ocean liner.

11. the price charged for accommodation on a ship; fare.

12. a lapse or passing, as of time.

13. a progress or course, as of events.

14. the enactment into law of a legislative measure.

15. an interchange of communications, confidences, etc., between persons.

16. an exchange of blows; altercation or dispute: a passage at arms.

17. the act of causing something to pass; transference; transmission.

18. an evacuation of the bowels.

19. an occurrence, incident, or event.


20. to make a passage; cross; pass; voyage.

[ 1250-1300; ME pass ( er ) to PASS + -age -AGE ]

passage 2

/pas"ij, peuh sahzh"/ , n. , v. , passaged, passaging . Manège.


1. a slow, cadenced trot executed with great elevation of the feet and characterized by a moment of suspension before the feet strike the ground.


2. (of a horse) to execute such a movement.

3. (of a rider) to cause a horse to execute such a movement.


4. to cause (a horse) to passage.

[ 1790-1800; passager (v.), var. of PASSÉGER passeggiare to walk; see PACE 1 ]

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