Definitions of passage

  1. Transit by means of conveyance; journey, as by water, carriage, car, or the like; travel; right, liberty, or means, of passing; conveyance.
  2. Price paid for the liberty to pass; fare; as, to pay one's passage.
  3. Removal from life; decease; departure; death.
  4. 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.
  5. A continuous course, process, or progress; a connected or continuous series; as, the passage of time.
  6. A separate part of a course, process, or series; an occurrence; an incident; an act or deed.
  7. A particular portion constituting a part of something continuous; esp., a portion of a book, speech, or musical composition; a paragraph; a clause.
  8. Reception; currency.
  9. A pass or en encounter; as, a passage at arms.
  10. A movement or an evacuation of the bowels.
  11. the act of passing something to another person
  12. a short section of a musical composition
  13. the act of passing from one state or place to the next
  14. a bodily process of passing from one place or stage to another; " the passage of air from the lungs"; " the passing of flatus"
  15. a way through or along which someone or something may pass
  16. a section of text; particularly a section of medium length
  17. 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.
  18. The act of going from one place or condition to another; course or progress; as, the passage of time; a journey; a hall; an entrance or exit; right to go; enactment; as, passage of a law; a single clause or portion of a book; migratory habits; as, birds of passage.
  19. Act of passing: journey: course: time occupied in passing: way: entrance: enactment of a law: right of passing: occurrence: a single clause or part of a book, etc.: ( B.) a mountain- pass: ford of a river: ( zool.) migratory habits.
  20. Act of passing; journey; voyage; way; entrance; occurrence; portion of a discourse, & c.
  21. A passage by, through, or over; the power or right of passing; a way; journey; voyage.
  22. A corridor, hall, etc.
  23. A clause; paragraph.
  24. A personal encounter.
  25. Act of passing; time of passing; road; avenue; entrance or exit; right of passing; event; part of a book; enactment; a pass; migratory habits.
  26. A journey; a voyage; time occupied in passing; a way or road; entrance or exit; a corridor in a house or building; an event; an incident; an indefinite part of a book, writing, or discourse; in music, a portion of an air or tune; bird of passage, a bird that passes at certain seasons from one climate or country to another; one who is apt by force of circumstances, or by natural disposition, to change his place of abode frequently.