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.
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What! are my doors opposed against my passage!
Shak.
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2. Transit by means of conveyance; journey, as by water, carriage, car, or the like; travel; right, liberty, or means, of passing; conveyance.
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The ship in which he had taken passage.
Macaulay.
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3. Price paid for the liberty to pass; fare; as, to pay one's passage.
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4. Removal from life; decease; departure; death. [R.] "Endure thy mortal passage." Milton.
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When he is fit and season'd for his passage.
Shak.
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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.
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And with his pointed dart
Explores the nearest passage to his heart.
Dryden.
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The Persian army had advanced into the . . . passages of Cilicia.
South.
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6. A continuous course, process, or progress; a connected or continuous series; as, the passage of time.
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The conduct and passage of affairs.
Sir J. Davies.
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The passage and whole carriage of this action.
Shak.
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7. A separate part of a course, process, or series; an occurrence; an incident; an act or deed. "In thy passages of life." Shak.
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The . . . almost incredible passage of their unbelief.
South.
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8. A particular portion constituting a part of something continuous; esp., a portion of a book, speech, or musical composition; a paragraph; a clause.
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How commentators each dark passage shun.
Young.
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9. Reception; currency. [Obs.] Sir K. Digby.
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10. A pass or en encounter; as, a passage at arms.
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No passages of love
Betwixt us twain henceforward evermore.
Tennyson.
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11. A movement or an evacuation of the bowels.
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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.
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The final question was then put upon its passage.
Cushing.
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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.
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Syn. -- Vestibule; hall; corridor. See Vestibule.
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