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1 [pas-ij]
a portion or section of a written work; a paragraph, verse, etc.: a passage of Scripture.
a phrase or other division of a musical work.
Fine Arts. an area, section, or detail of a work, especially with respect to its qualities of execution: passages of sensitive brushwork.
an act or instance of passing from one place, condition, etc., to another; transit.
the permission, right, or freedom to pass: to refuse passage through a territory.
the route or course by which a person or thing passes or travels.
a hall or corridor; passageway.
an opening or entrance into, through, or out of something: the nasal passages.
a voyage by water from one point to another: a rough passage across the English Channel.
the privilege of conveyance as a passenger: to book passage on an ocean liner.
the price charged for accommodation on a ship; fare.
a lapse or passing, as of time.
a progress or course, as of events.
the enactment into law of a legislative measure.
an interchange of communications, confidences, etc., between persons.
an exchange of blows; altercation or dispute: a passage at arms.
the act of causing something to pass; transference; transmission.
an evacuation of the bowels.
an occurrence, incident, or event.
verb (used without object), passaged, passaging.
to make a passage; cross; pass; voyage.

1250–1300; Middle English < Old French, equivalent to pass(er) to pass + -age -age Unabridged


2 [pas-ij, puh-sahzh] Manège.
a slow, cadenced trot executed with great elevation of the feet and characterized by a moment of suspension before the feet strike the ground.
verb (used without object), passaged, passaging.
(of a horse) to execute such a movement.
(of a rider) to cause a horse to execute such a movement.
verb (used with object), passaged, passaging.
to cause (a horse) to passage.

1790–1800; < French passager (v.), variant of passéger < Italian passeggiare to walk; see pace1 Unabridged
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passage1 (ˈpæsɪdʒ)
1.  a channel, opening, etc, through or by which a person or thing may pass
2.  music a section or division of a piece, movement, etc
3.  a way, as in a hall or lobby
4.  a section of a written work, speech, etc, esp one of moderate length
5.  a journey, esp by ship: the outward passage took a week
6.  the act or process of passing from one place, condition, etc, to another: passage of a gas through a liquid
7.  the permission, right, or freedom to pass: to be denied passage through a country
8.  the enactment of a law or resolution by a legislative or deliberative body
9.  an evacuation of the bowels
10.  rare an exchange or interchange, as of blows, words, etc (esp in the phrase passage of arms)
[C13: from Old French from passer to pass]

passage2 (ˈpæsɪdʒ, ˈpæsɑːʒ)
1.  a sideways walk in which diagonal pairs of feet are lifted alternately
2.  a cadenced lofty trot, the moment of suspension being clearly defined
3.  to move or cause to move at a passage
[C18: from French passager, variant of passéger, from Italian passeggiare to take steps, ultimately from Latin passūs step, pace1]

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Word Origin & History

late 13c., "action of passing," from O.Fr. passage (11c.), from passer "to go by" (see pass (v.)). Originally "a road, passage," meaning "corridor in a building" first recorded 1610s. Meaning "a portion of writing" is from c.1611, of music, from 1670s.
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Medical Dictionary

passage pas·sage (pās'ĭj)

  1. A movement from one place to another.

  2. The process of passing from one condition or stage to another.

  3. A path, channel, or duct through, over, or along which something may pass.

  4. An act of emptying, as of the bowels.

  5. The process of passing or maintaining a group of microorganisms or cells through a series of hosts or cultures.

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Bible Dictionary

Passage definition

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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