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Definition 1: a journey usually by ship - [noun denoting act]

Samples where passage or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the outward passage took 10 days

Synonyms for passage in the sense of this definition

(passage is a kind of ...) the act of traveling from one place to another

(... is a kind of passage ) passage through a lock in a canal or waterway

Definition 2: the passing of a law by a legislative body - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for passage in the sense of this definition

(passage is a kind of ...) the act of making or enacting laws

(passage belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 3: the act of passing something to another person - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for passage in the sense of this definition

(passage is a kind of ...) the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail)

"his reluctant delivery of bad news"

(... is a kind of passage ) the act of passing something along from one person or group to another

"the relay was successful"

Definition 4: the act of passing from one state or place to the next - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for passage in the sense of this definition

(passage is a kind of ...) the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics

(... is a kind of passage ) becoming inflexible or out of date

(... is a kind of passage ) the act of changing smoothly from one state or situation to another

Definition 5: a bodily reaction of changing from one place or stage to another - [noun denoting act]

Samples where passage or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the passage of air from the lungs
  • the passing of flatus

Synonyms for passage in the sense of this definition

(passage is a kind of ...) a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent

"a bad reaction to the medicine" "his responses have slowed with age"

Definition 6: a way through or along which someone or something may pass - [noun denoting artifact]

(passage is a kind of ...) any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another

"he said he was looking for the way out"

(... is a kind of passage ) a passage resembling a throat in shape or function

"the throat of the vase" "the throat of a chimney"

(... is a kind of passage ) a long vertical passage sunk into the earth, as for a mine or tunnel

(... is a kind of passage ) the passage consisting of a path or strip of land over which someone has the legal right to pass

(... is a kind of passage ) a passage between rooms or between buildings

(... is a kind of passage ) a series of ascending pools providing a passage for salmon to swim upstream past a dam

(... is a kind of passage ) a passage with access only at one end

(... is a kind of passage ) a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass

"the computers were connected through a system of conduits"

(... is a kind of passage ) a passage for water (or other fluids) to flow through

"the fields were crossed with irrigation channels" "gutters carried off the rainwater into a series of channels under the street"

(... is a kind of passage ) a long narrow passage (as in a cave or woods)

(... is a kind of passage ) a nearly horizontal passage from the surface into a mine

Definition 7: a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass - [noun denoting body]

Samples where passage or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the nasal passages

Synonyms for passage in the sense of this definition

(passage is a kind of ...) a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing and its construction and arrangement

"he has good bone structure"

(... is a kind of passage ) an abnormal passage leading from a suppurating cavity to the body surface

(... is a kind of passage ) the passage between the back of the mouth and the pharynx

(... is a kind of passage ) the short part of the esophagus extending downward from the diaphragm to the stomach

(... is a kind of passage ) the passage between the pharynx and the stomach

(... is a kind of passage ) the passage in the root of a tooth through which its nerve and blood vessels enter the pulp cavity

(... is a kind of passage ) a passageway in the wrist through which nerves and the flexor muscles of the hands pass

(... is a kind of passage ) tiny endothelium-lined passages for blood in the tissue of an organ

(... is a kind of passage ) a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance

"the tear duct was obstructed" "the alimentary canal" "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"

(... is a kind of passage ) an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity

"the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"

(... is a kind of passage ) a natural body passageway

(... is a kind of passage ) a passage in the uterus and vagina through which a fetus passes during vaginal birth

(... is a kind of passage ) a passage by which a bodily fluid (especially blood) is diverted from one channel to another

"an arteriovenus shunt"

Definition 8: a section of text; particularly a section of medium length - [noun denoting communication]

(passage is a kind of ...) a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)

"he always turns first to the business section" "the history of this work is discussed in the next section"

(... is a kind of passage ) a passage selected from a larger work

"he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings"

(... is a kind of passage ) an authoritative and often-quoted passage

(... is a kind of passage ) the passage that is being read

"he lost his place on the page"

(... is a kind of passage ) a passage full of ornate and flowery language

(... is a kind of passage ) a passage that connects a topic to one that follows

(... is a kind of passage ) a passage from the Bible that is used as the subject of a sermon

"the preacher chose a text from Psalms to introduce his sermon"

(... is part of passage) the words of something written

"there were more than a thousand words of text" "they handed out the printed text of the mayor's speech" "he wants to reconstruct the original text"

Definition 9: a short section of a musical composition - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for passage in the sense of this definition

(passage is a kind of ...) a musical work that has been created

"the composition is written in four movements"

(... is a kind of passage ) a musical passage moving from one key to another

(... is a kind of passage ) a vocal passage of narrative text that a singer delivers with natural rhythms of speech

(... is a kind of passage ) (music) a composition played in adagio tempo (slowly and gracefully)

"they played the adagio too quickly"

(... is a kind of passage ) (music) a composition or passage that is to be performed in a slow and dignified manner

(... is a kind of passage ) a brilliant solo passage occurring near the end of a piece of music

(... is a kind of passage ) the close of a musical section

(... is a kind of passage ) a short musical passage

(... is a kind of passage ) a brief introductory passage to a piece of popular music

(... is a kind of passage ) a musical composition or musical passage to be performed very loudly

(... is a kind of passage ) a musical composition or musical passage to be performed loudly

(... is a kind of passage ) a musical composition or musical passage to be performed moderately slow

(... is a kind of passage ) a musical composition or musical passage to be performed at a somewhat quicker tempo than andante but not as fast as allegro

(... is a kind of passage ) a musical composition or musical passage to be performed quickly in a brisk lively manner

(... is a kind of passage ) a short musical passage that seems to have been made spontaneously without advance preparation

Definition 10: the motion of one object relative to another - [noun denoting event]

Samples where passage or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • stellar passings can perturb the orbits of comets

Synonyms for passage in the sense of this definition

(passage is a kind of ...) a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

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