passage
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈpæsɪd͡ʒ/
Noun

passage (plural passages)

  1. A paragraph or section of text or music with particular meaning.
    passage of scripture
    She struggled to play the difficult passages.
  2. Part of a path or journey.
    He made his passage through the trees carefully, mindful of the stickers.
  3. An incident or episode.
    • 1961, United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs, Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961: Hearings
      But there are those who do not feel that the sordid passages of life should be kept off the stage. It is a matter of opinion.
  4. The official approval of a bill or act by a parliament.
    The company was one of the prime movers in lobbying for the passage of the act.
  5. The advance of time.
    Synonyms: passing
  6. (art) The use of tight brushwork to link objects in separate spatial plains. Commonly seen in Cubist works.
  7. A passageway or corridor.
  8. (caving) An underground cavity, formed by water or falling rocks, which is much longer than it is wide.
  9. (euphemistic) The vagina.
    • 1986, Bertrice Small, A Love for All Time,[http://books.google.com/books?id=b9JRW7sVGN0C ] New American Library, ISBN 9780451821416, page 463:
      With a look of triumph that he was unable to keep from his dark eyes he slid into her passage with one smooth thrust, […]
    • 1987, Usha Sarup, Expert Lovemaking, Jaico Publishing House, ISBN 978-81-7224-162-9, page 53 ↗:
      This way, the tip of your penis will travel up and down her passage.
    • 2009, Cat Lindler, Kiss of a Traitor, Medallion Press, ISBN 9781933836515, page 249 ↗:
      At the same moment, Aidan plunged two fingers deep into her passage and broke through her fragile barrier.
  10. The act of passing; movement across or through.
    • 1886, Pacific medical journal Volume 29
      He claimed that he felt the passage of the knife through the ilio-cæcal valve, from the very considerable pain which it caused.
  11. The right to pass from one place to another.
  12. A fee paid for passing or for being conveyed between places.
  13. , a technique used in bacteriology and virology
Translations Translations Translations
  • Russian: приня́тие
Translations
  • Russian: пасса́ж
Translations Verb

passage (passages, present participle passaging; past and past participle passaged)

  1. (medicine) To pass something, such as a pathogen or stem cell, 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.
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈpasɑːʒ/
Noun

passage (plural passages)

  1. (dressage) A movement in classical dressage, in which the horse performs a very collected, energetic, and elevated trot that has a longer period of suspension between each foot fall than a working trot.
Verb

passage (passages, present participle passaging; past and past participle passaged)

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



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