Passage

Definition of Passage

Pas´sage
n.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.
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.
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.
10.A pass or en encounter; as, a passage at arms.
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 final question was then put upon its passage.
- Cushing.
In passage
in passing; cursorily.
Middle passage
See under Middle, Northeast, etc.
- Bacon.
Of passage
passing from one place, region, or climate, to another; migratory; - said especially of birds.
Passage hawk
a hawk taken on its passage or migration.
- Longfellow.
Passage money
money paid for conveyance of a passenger, - usually for carrying passengers by water.

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