passage

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Noun[change]

Singular
passage

Plural
passages

  1. A passage is the act of passing, from one place to another, or from one state to another
    Getting a driver's licence is a rite of passage from being a child to becoming an adult.
  2. A passage is a journey by air or water.
    His passage to Australia in a sailing ship took 180 days.
  3. A passage is a long narrow way or path.
    He heard footsteps in the passage outside his hotel room.
    The ship was able to find safe passage through the coral reef.
  4. A passage can be an opening, or a tube along which things can pass.
    The small boy had a pea stuck in his nasal passage.
  5. A passage is a short section from from a book or other writing.
    She read to the class her favorite passage from Jane Austen's book.
  6. (music) A passage is a short section from a musical work.
    There was a long oboe solo is the passage we listened to from Bach's work.