HyperDic: passage

English > 10 senses of the word passage:
NOUNactpassage, transitionthe act of passing from one state or place to the next
communicationpassagea section of text
artifactpassagea way through or along which someone or something may pass
actpassage, enactmentthe passing of a law by a legislative body
actpassage, transita journey usually by ship
communicationpassage, musical passagea short section of a musical composition
bodypassage, passagewaya path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass
actpassage, passinga bodily reaction of changing from one place or stage to another
eventpassage, passingthe motion / motion of one object relative to another
actpassage, handing overthe act of passing something to another person
passage > pronunciation
Soundspae'sahjh; pae'sihjh
Rhymesacreage ... wreckage: 85 rhymes with ahjh...
abridge ... yardage: 133 rhymes with ihjh...
English > passage: 10 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of passing from one state or place to the next.
Synonymtransition
Narrowerfossilization, fossilisationBecoming inflexible or out of date
segueThe act of changing smoothly from one state or situation to another
Broaderchange of stateThe act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics / characteristics
Spanishpasaje, paso, transición
Catalanpas, transició
Verbspasspass into a specified state or condition
English > passage: 10 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA section of text; particularly a section of medium length.
Part oftext, textual matterThe words of something written
Narrowerexcerpt, excerption, extract, selectionA passage selected from a larger / larger work
locus classicusAn authoritative and often-quoted passage
placeThe passage that is being read
purple passageA passage full of ornate and flowery language
textA passage from the Bible that is used as the subject of a sermon
transitionA passage that connects a topic to one that follows
Broadersection, subdivisionA self-contained part of a larger / larger composition / composition (written or musical)
Spanishpasaje
Catalanpassatge
English > passage: 10 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA way through or along which someone or something may pass.
NarroweraditA nearly horizontal passage from the surface into a mine
aisleA long narrow passage (as in a cave or woods)
channelA passage for water (or other fluids) to flow through
conduitA passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass
cul, cul de sac, dead endA passage with access only at one end
fish ladderA series of ascending pools providing a passage for salmon to swim upstream past a dam
passagewayA passage between rooms or between buildings
right of wayThe passage consisting of a path or strip of land over which someone has the legal right to pass
shaftA long vertical passage sunk into the earth, as for a mine or tunnel
throatA passage resembling a throat in shape or function
BroaderwayAny artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another
Spanishpasaje, paso
Catalanpas, passatge
English > passage: 10 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe passing of a law by a legislative body.
Synonymenactment
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broaderlegislation, legislating, lawmakingThe act of making or enacting laws
Spanishaprobación, promulgación
Verbspassmake laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation
English > passage: 10 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningA journey usually by ship.
Example"the outward passage took 10 days"
Synonymtransit
Narrowerlockagepassage through a lock in a canal or waterway
Broaderjourney, journeyingThe act of traveling from one place to another
Spanishtravesía
Catalantravessia
English > passage: 10 senses > noun 6, communication
MeaningA short section of a musical composition.
Synonymmusical passage
Narroweradagio(music) a composition played in adagio tempo (slowly and gracefully)
allegrettoA musical composition or musical passage to be performed at a somewhat quicker tempo than andante but not as fast as allegro
allegroA musical composition or musical passage to be performed quickly in a brisk lively manner
andanteA musical composition or musical passage to be performed moderately slow
cadenceThe close of a musical section
cadenzaA brilliant solo passage occurring near the end of a piece of music
forteA musical composition or musical passage to be performed loudly
fortissimo(music) loud
impromptuA short musical passage that seems to have been made spontaneously without advance preparation
introA brief introductory passage to a piece of popular music
largo(music) a composition or passage that is to be performed in a slow and dignified manner
phrase, musical phraseA short musical passage
recitativeA vocal passage of narrative text that a singer delivers with natural rhythms of speech
transition, modulationA musical passage moving from one key to another
Broadermusical composition, opus, composition, piece, piece of musicA musical work that has been created
Spanishpasaje
Catalanpassatge
English > passage: 10 senses > noun 7, body
MeaningA path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass.
Example"the nasal passages"
Synonympassageway
Narrowerbirth canalA passage in the uterus and vagina through which a fetus passes during vaginal birth
carpal tunnelA passageway in the wrist through which nerves and the flexor muscles of the hands pass
duct, epithelial duct, canal, channelA bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance
epicardiaThe short part of the esophagus extending downward from the diaphragm to the stomach
esophagus, oesophagus, gorge, gulletThe passage between the pharynx and the stomach
faucesThe passage between the back of the mouth and the pharynx
fistula, sinusAn abnormal passage leading from a suppurating cavity to the body surface
meatusA natural body passageway
orifice, opening, portaAn aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity
root canalThe passage in the root of a tooth through which its nerve and blood vessels enter the pulp cavity
shuntA passage by which a bodily fluid (especially blood) is diverted from one channel to another
sinusoidtiny endothelium-lined passages for blood in the tissue of an organ
Broaderstructure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structureA particular complex anatomical part of a living thing
Spanishconducto
Catalanconducte
English > passage: 10 senses > noun 8, act
MeaningA bodily reaction of changing from one place or stage to another.
Example"the passage of air from the lungs"
Synonympassing
Broaderreaction, responseA bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent
Spanishpaso
Catalanpas
English > passage: 10 senses > noun 9, event
MeaningThe motion / motion of one object relative to another.
Synonympassing
Broadermovement, motionA natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
Verbspasstravel past
English > passage: 10 senses > noun 10, act
MeaningThe act of passing something to another person.
Synonymhanding over
NarrowerrelayThe act of passing something along from one person or group to another
Broaderdelivery, bringingThe act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail)
Spanishentrega
Catalanlliurament
Verbspassplace into the hands or custody of

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