Definition of passage :
1. A continuous course, process, or progress; a connected or continuous series; as, the passage of time.
2. A movement or an evacuation of the bowels.
3. A particular portion constituting a part of something continuous; esp., a portion of a book, speech, or musical composition; a paragraph; a clause.
4. A pass or en encounter; as, a passage at arms.
5. A separate part of a course, process, or series; an occurrence; an incident; an act or deed.
6. 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.
7. Price paid for the liberty to pass; fare; as, to pay one's passage.
8. Reception; currency.
9. Removal from life; decease; departure; death.
10. Transit by means of conveyance; journey, as by water, carriage, car, or the like; travel; right, liberty, or means, of passing; conveyance.
11. 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.
portion, passing game, conversion, transit, enactment, handing over, race, departure, flight, section, rush, entrance, passing play, exit, tunnel, part, expiration, change, segment, journey, personation, crossing, charge, reading, line of achievement, going, overtaking, paragraph, release, characterization, theodolite, trek, voyage, passing, musical passage, portrayal, qualifying, public life, act, pass, career, loss, transportation system, shift, changeover, modulation
conduit (part of speech: noun)
cartage (part of speech: noun)
corridor (part of speech: noun)
motion (part of speech: noun)
passage (part of speech: noun)
- Then he hurried down the passage as though he had suddenly made up his mind; then, again, there was a long pause before the door. - "The Wooden Horse", Hugh Walpole.
- There was only a light in the passage left, and I didn't quite recognize him. - "The Mistress of Bonaventure", Harold Bindloss.
- No one knew what the Germans would do, since there was no passage; when they suddenly decided on going away. - "The Invasion of France in 1814", Ã‰mile Erckmann Alexandre Chatrian.