(noun, verb)


1. the act of passing from one state or place to the next

Similar word(s): transition

Definition categories: act

2. a section of text; particularly a section of medium length

Definition categories: communication, section, subdivision

3. a way through or along which someone or something may pass

Definition categories: man–made, way

4. the passing of a law by a legislative body

Similar word(s): enactment

Definition categories: act, lawmaking, legislating, legislation

5. a journey usually by ship

- the outward passage took 10 days

Similar word(s): transit

Definition categories: act, journey, journeying

6. a short section of a musical composition

Definition categories: communication, composition, opus, piece

7. a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass

- the nasal passages

Similar word(s): passageway

Definition categories: body, structure

8. a bodily reaction of changing from one place or stage to another

- the passage of air from the lungs

- the passing of flatus

Similar word(s): passing

Definition categories: act, reaction, response

9. the motion of one object relative to another

- stellar passings can perturb the orbits of comets

Similar word(s): passing

Definition categories: event, motion, movement

10. the act of passing something to another person

Definition categories: act, bringing, delivery

Sentences with passage as a noun:

- passage of scripture

- She struggled to play the difficult passages.

- He made his passage through the trees carefully, mindful of the stickers.

- The company was one of the prime movers in lobbying for the passage of the act.


1. (medicine) To pass a pathogen through a host or medium

- He passaged the virus through a series of goats.

- After 24 hours, the culture was passaged to an agar plate.

2. (rare) To make a passage, especially by sea; to cross

- They passaged to America in 1902.

3. (intransitive, dressage) To execute a passage movement