passage


passage
noun
1 narrow way through
ADJECTIVE
long, short
narrow, small
winding
connecting, side
subterranean, underground
dark
hidden, secret
VERB + PASSAGE
clear

to clear a passage for ships through the ice

force

He forced a passage for the singer through the crowd.

PASSAGE + VERB
lead

There was a bedroom with a small passage leading off to a bathroom.

PREPOSITION
along a/the passage, down a/the passage, through a/the passage

We ran through the dark passage.

in a/the passage, into a/the passage

Someone was waiting outside in the passage.

passage between

the passage between the two houses

passage from

There is an underground passage from the church to the house.

passage through

a narrow passage through the bushes

passage to
PHRASES
the end of a passage

There was a door at the end of the passage.

a maze of passages

the maze of secret passages which wound their way under the building

2 tube in the body
ADJECTIVE
nasal
air
back (= rectum)
VERB + PASSAGE
block, obstruct
clear
3 extract from a book/speech
ADJECTIVE
lengthy, long
brief, short
opening
famous, well-known
key
relevant

I'll dig out the relevant passages in St Augustine.

descriptive, expository, purple
biblical, Gospel, scriptural
VERB + PASSAGE
cite, quote, read, recite

I have quoted this passage at length.

reread
write
interpret
translate
PASSAGE + VERB
describe sth, illustrate sth, indicate sth, suggest sth

His writings are filled with poignant passages describing winter winds.

contain sth
PREPOSITION
in a/the passage

There's a lot of slang in this passage.

passage from

a passage from the Bible

4 extract from a piece of music
ADJECTIVE
lengthy, long
brief, short
opening
final
fast, slow
loud
quiet, soft
solo
musical
instrumental, lyrical
VERB + PASSAGE
play
PREPOSITION
in a/the passage
passage from
5 movement/progress
ADJECTIVE
rapid, speedy
slow
safe
smooth
free

The Security Council has demanded free passage for families fleeing from the fighting.

VERB + PASSAGE
deny sb, refuse (sb)

The ship had been denied passage.

block, prevent
allow, permit
facilitate
ensure

Escort ships were needed to ensure safe passage on the seas.

mark

rituals which mark the passage of the seasons

PREPOSITION
passage across

the slow passage of a snail across the veranda

passage down

Steps cut in the hillside give walkers an easy passage down the mountain.

passage from … to … 

We are not aware of our passage from consciousness to sleep.

passage into

Portugal's passage into the next round of the tournament

passage out of

a safe passage out of the war zone

passage over

State-of-the-art suspension guarantees a smooth passage over the bumpiest road.

passage through

They denied him passage through the territory.

PHRASES
the passage of time

The problems only got worse with the passage of time.

a rite of passage

Marriage is seen as a rite of passage.

6 voyage by ship
ADJECTIVE
long, short
rough
homeward, outward

If the men resigned, they had to pay their outward passages.

ocean (esp. AmE), sea (esp. BrE)
VERB + PASSAGE
have
book, secure

She had secured passage on a ship heading for England.

work (BrE)

He worked his passage (= worked on the ship to pay for his ticket) to Australia.

PREPOSITION
during a/the passage

During the passage, she taught herself basic Arabic.

on sb's/the passage

We met him on our outward passage.

passage across

a rough passage across the Atlantic

passage to

We had a stormy passage to India.

7 of a bill
ADJECTIVE
smooth
stormy

The bill is expected to face a stormy passage in both houses.

speedy
final

Starr voted for the final passage of the bill.

VERB + PASSAGE
begin, complete

The bill will complete its passage in November.

block

They have launched a campaign to block passage of the bill.

ensure, facilitate, secure (all esp. AmE)

He deserves credit for ensuring the passage of the Civil Rights Act.

gain, win (both AmE)

The bills did not gain passage in the Senate.

PREPOSITION
during the passage

There was much controversy during the passage of the bill.

passage through

a strategy to ensure the bill's smooth passage through Parliament


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  • Passage — Passage …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • passage — [ pasaʒ ] n. m. • 1160; sens II 1080; de passer I ♦ Action, fait de passer. 1 ♦ (En traversant un lieu, en passant par un endroit). Lieu, voie de passage. Passage interdit. Passage protégé, lorsque la voie principale est prioritaire au croisement …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • passage — Passage, m. penac. Signifie tantost l allée et le voyage d un lieu à autre, Profectio. Le passage de l armée est dangereux, Plena periculi res est, exercitus praefectio. Prendre un Faulcon au passage, Accipitrem in ipsa migratione intercipere. Et …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • passage — Passage. s. m. v. Action de passer. Durant le passage de l armée. je ne veux point de maison sur ce chemin là, elle est trop sujette au passage des gens de guerre. durant le passage des ramiers. des hirondelles, des cailles. On appelle, Oyseaux… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Passage — may refer to:In music: * Section (music), a complete musical idea * Period (music), about 8 measures * Phrase (music), about 4 to 8 measures * Passage ( Carpenters album), an album by American brother/sister duo The Carpenters * Passage (Samael… …   Wikipedia

  • passage — pas‧sage [ˈpæsɪdʒ] noun [uncountable] LAW the progress of a law, bill etc through parliament before it takes effect: • A month after its passage, Italy s insider trading law is continuing to stir debate. passage of • One result of the oil crisis… …   Financial and business terms

  • Passage — (französisch für „Durchgang“) steht für einen Seeweg Passagierbeförderung im Luftverkehr, siehe Flugreise eine Landenge (z. B. die Philadelphi Passage) die Passage Insel, eine der australischen Bellevue Inseln eine astronomischen Erscheinung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • passage — / passageway [n1] path for travel access, alley, alleyway, avenue, channel, corridor, course, doorway, entrance, entrance hall, exit, gap, hall, hallway, lane, line, lobby, opening, pathway, road, route, shaft, subway, thoroughfare, tunnel,… …   New thesaurus


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