W2S3 [ˈpæsıdʒ] n
1¦(in a building)¦
2¦(from a book etc)¦
4¦(of a law)¦
6¦(inside somebody's body)¦
7¦(way through)¦
8 the passage of time
[Date: 1200-1300; : Old French; Origin: passer; PASS1]
a long narrow area with walls on either side which connects one room or place to another
My office is just along the passage.
We walked down a narrow passage to the back of the building.
an underground passage
a short part of a book, poem, speech, piece of music etc
passage from/of
He read out a short passage from the Bible.
3.) ¦(MOVEMENT)¦[U] formal
the movement of people or vehicles along a road or across an area of land
passage of
The bridge isn't strong enough to allow the passage of heavy vehicles.
Both sides agreed to allow the free passage of medical supplies into the area.
He was guaranteed safe passage out of the country.
4.) ¦(OF A LAW)¦[U]
when a new law is discussed and accepted by a parliament or Congress
passage through
The bill was amended several times during its passage through Congress.
They are expecting the new legislation to have quite a rough passage (=be discussed and criticized a lot) through parliament.
5.) ¦(JOURNEY)¦ old-fashioned a journey on a ship
passage to
My parents couldn't afford the passage to America.
a tube in your body that air or liquid can pass through
the nasal passages
7.) ¦(WAY THROUGH)¦ [singular]
a way through something
passage through
The police forced a passage through the crowd.
8.) the passage of time
the passing of time
With the passage of time, things began to look more hopeful.
rite of passage atrite

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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