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passage


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Passage  \Pas"sage\,  n.  [F.  passage.  See  {Pass},  v.  i.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  What!  are  my  doors  opposed  against  my  passage! 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Transit  by  means  of  conveyance;  journey,  as  by  water, 
  carriage,  car  or  the  like  travel;  right  liberty,  or 
  means  of  passing;  conveyance. 
 
  The  ship  in  which  he  had  taken  passage.  --Macaulay. 
 
  3.  Price  paid  for  the  liberty  to  pass;  fare;  as  to  pay  one's 
  passage. 
 
  4.  Removal  from  life;  decease;  departure;  death.  [R.] 
  ``Endure  thy  mortal  passage.''  --Milton. 
 
  When  he  is  fit  and  season'd  for  his  passage.  --Shak. 
 
  5.  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. 
 
  And  with  his  pointed  dart  Explores  the  nearest 
  passage  to  his  heart.  --Dryden. 
 
  The  Persian  army  had  advanced  into  the  .  .  . 
  passages  of  Cilicia.  --South. 
 
  6.  A  continuous  course,  process,  or  progress;  a  connected  or 
  continuous  series;  as  the  passage  of  time. 
 
  The  conduct  and  passage  of  affairs.  --Sir  J. 
  Davies. 
 
  The  passage  and  whole  carriage  of  this  action 
  --Shak. 
 
  7.  A  separate  part  of  a  course,  process,  or  series;  an 
  occurrence;  an  incident;  an  act  or  deed.  ``In  thy  passages 
  of  life.''  --Shak. 
 
  The  .  .  .  almost  incredible  passage  of  their 
  unbelief.  --South. 
 
  8.  A  particular  portion  constituting  a  part  of  something 
  continuous;  esp.,  a  portion  of  a  book,  speech,  or  musical 
  composition;  a  paragraph;  a  clause. 
 
  How  commentators  each  dark  passage  shun.  --Young. 
 
  9.  Reception;  currency.  [Obs.]  --Sir  K.  Digby 
 
  10.  A  pass  or  en  encounter;  as  a  passage  at  arms. 
 
  No  passages  of  love  Betwixt  us  twain  henceforward 
  evermore.  --Tennyson. 
 
  11.  A  movement  or  an  evacuation  of  the  bowels. 
 
  12.  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. 
  ``The  passage  of  the  Stamp  Act.''  --D.  Hosack. 
 
  The  final  question  was  then  put  upon  its 
  passage.  --Cushing. 
 
  {In  passage},  in  passing;  cursorily.  ``These  .  .  .  have  been 
  studied  but  in  passage.''  --Bacon. 
 
  {Middle  passage},  {Northeast  passage},  {Northwest  passage}. 
  See  under  {Middle},  {Northeast},  etc 
 
  {Of  passage},  passing  from  one  place  region,  or  climate,  to 
  another;  migratory;  --  said  especially  of  birds.  ``Birds 
  of  passage.''  --Longfellow. 
 
  {Passage  hawk},  a  hawk  taken  on  its  passage  or  migration. 
 
  {Passage  money},  money  paid  for  conveyance  of  a  passenger,  -- 
  usually  for  carrying  passengers  by  water. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  passage 
  n  1:  the  act  of  passing  from  one  stage  to  the  next  [syn:  {transition}] 
  2:  particularly  a  section  of  medium  length 
  3:  a  path  or  channel  through  or  along  which  someone  or 
  something  may  pass 
  4:  the  passing  of  a  law  by  a  legislative  body  [syn:  {enactment}] 
  5:  a  journey  usually  by  ship;  "the  outward  passage  took  10 
  days"  [syn:  {transit}] 
  6:  a  short  section  of  a  musical  composition  [syn:  {musical 
  passage}] 
  7:  a  path  or  channel  or  duct  through  or  along  which  something 
  may  pass;  "the  nasal  passages"  [syn:  {passageway}] 
  8:  a  bodily  process  of  passing  from  one  place  or  stage  to 
  another;  "the  passage  of  air  from  the  lungs";  "the  passing 
  of  flatus"  [syn:  {passing}] 
  9:  the  motion  of  one  object  relative  to  another;  "stellar 
  passings  can  perturb  the  orbits  of  comets"  [syn:  {passing}] 
  10:  the  act  of  passing  something  to  another  person  [syn:  {handing 
  over}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Passage 
  denotes  in  Josh.  22:11,  as  is  generally  understood,  the  place 
  where  the  children  of  Israel  passed  over  Jordan.  The  words  "the 
  passage  of"  are  however,  more  correctly  rendered  "by  the  side 
  of,"  or  "at  the  other  side  of,"  thus  designating  the  position  of 
  the  great  altar  erected  by  the  eastern  tribes  on  their  return 
  home.  This  word  also  designates  the  fords  of  the  Jordan  to  the 
  south  of  the  Sea  of  Galilee  (Judg.  12:5,  6),  and  a  pass  or  rocky 
  defile  (1  Sam.  13:23;  14:4).  Passages"  in  Jer.  22:20  is  in  the 
  Revised  Version  more  correctly  Abarim"  (q.v.),  a  proper  name 
 




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