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Meaning & Definition of Passage in English

English

Passage

/pæsəʤ/

noun

1. The act of passing from one state or place to the next

    synonym:
  • passage
  • ,
  • transition

2. A section of text

  • Particularly a section of medium length
    synonym:
  • passage

3. A way through or along which someone or something may pass

    synonym:
  • passage

4. The passing of a law by a legislative body

    synonym:
  • enactment
  • ,
  • passage

5. A journey usually by ship

  • "The outward passage took 10 days"
    synonym:
  • passage
  • ,
  • transit

6. A short section of a musical composition

    synonym:
  • passage
  • ,
  • musical passage

7. A path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass

  • "The nasal passages"
    synonym:
  • passage
  • ,
  • passageway

8. A bodily reaction of changing from one place or stage to another

  • "The passage of air from the lungs"
  • "The passing of flatus"
    synonym:
  • passage
  • ,
  • passing

9. The motion of one object relative to another

  • "Stellar passings can perturb the orbits of comets"
    synonym:
  • passing
  • ,
  • passage

10. The act of passing something to another person

    synonym:
  • passage
  • ,
  • handing over

Examples of using

I am fascinated by clouds and clocks on old photographs - perhaps because they can be understood as symbols of the transience and continuous passage of time.
Each part of the book starts with a quote taken from the life of the author: a passage from a book, a question asked to a stranger on the road, something shouted by a girlfriend.
There's a secret passage.