(noun.) the act of passing from one state or place to the next.

(noun.) a journey usually by ship; 'the outward passage took 10 days'.

(noun.) the act of passing something to another person.

(noun.) a bodily reaction of changing from one place or stage to another; 'the passage of air from the lungs'; 'the passing of flatus'.

(noun.) a way through or along which someone or something may pass.

(noun.) a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass; 'the nasal passages'.

(noun.) a section of text; particularly a section of medium length.

(noun.) a short section of a musical composition.

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(v. i.) 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.

(v. i.) Transit by means of conveyance; journey, as by water, carriage, car, or the like; travel; right, liberty, or means, of passing; conveyance.

(v. i.) Price paid for the liberty to pass; fare; as, to pay one's passage.

(v. i.) Removal from life; decease; departure; death.

(v. i.) 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.

(v. i.) A continuous course, process, or progress; a connected or continuous series; as, the passage of time.

(v. i.) A separate part of a course, process, or series; an occurrence; an incident; an act or deed.

(v. i.) A particular portion constituting a part of something continuous; esp., a portion of a book, speech, or musical composition; a paragraph; a clause.

(v. i.) Reception; currency.

(v. i.) A pass or en encounter; as, a passage at arms.

(v. i.) A movement or an evacuation of the bowels.

(v. i.) 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.



n. [1]. Passing, transit.[2]. Road, path, way, avenue, pass, thoroughfare, channel, route.[3]. Act, deed, event, occurrence, feat, exploit.[4]. Clause, sentence, paragraph, text.[5]. Corridor, entry, entry way.[6]. Enactment, passing.[7]. (Music.) Phrase, part of an air.



SYN:Journey, thoroughfare, road, course, avenue, route, channel, clause, phrase,sentence, paragraph

ANT:Chapter, book,[See COURSE]



n. act of passing: a moving from one place or state to another: a journey as in a ship: course: time occupied in passing: means of passing in or out: a way: entrance: enactment of a law: right of passing: price paid for passing or for being conveyed between two places: occurrence any incident or episode: a single clause or part of a book &c.: a modulation in music: (B.) a mountain-pass: ford of a river: (zool.) migratory habits.—v.i. to cross: to walk sideways of a horse.—Passage of arms any feat of arms: a quarrel esp. of words.—Bird of passage a bird that passes from one climate to another at the change of the seasons.





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