1. [ noun ] the act of passing from one state or place to the next
Synonyms: transition
Related terms: change_of_state fossilization transit
2. [ noun ] (fine art,writing) a section of text; particularly a section of medium length
Related terms: section place text locus_classicus purple_passage transition excerpt text
3. [ noun ] a way through or along which someone or something may pass
Related terms: way aisle throat passageway cul conduit shaft right_of_way fish_ladder conduit adit
4. [ noun ] (law,government) the passing of a law by a legislative body
Synonyms: enactment
Related terms: legislation law
5. [ noun ] (nautical,transportation) a journey usually by ship
Synonyms: transit

"the outward passage took 10 days"

Related terms: journey lockage transit
6. [ noun ] (music,fine art) a short section of a musical composition
Synonyms: musical_passage
Related terms: musical_composition phrase transition cadenza impromptu allegro largo recitative adagio cadence intro
7. [ noun ] (biology) a bodily process of passing from one place or stage to another
Synonyms: passing

"the passage of air from the lungs" "the passing of flatus"

Related terms: reaction excrete
8. [ noun ] (anatomy,zoology) a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass
Synonyms: passageway

"the nasal passages"

Related terms: structure shunt sinusoid orifice duct fauces fistula esophagus epicardia root_canal meatus birth_canal
9. [ noun ] the motion of one object relative to another
Synonyms: passing

"stellar passings can perturb the orbits of comets"

Related terms: movement pass
10. [ noun ] (transportation) the act of passing something to another person
Synonyms: handing_over
Related terms: delivery relay pass
Similar spelling:   passageway