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Passage

Passage

WordNet



noun


(1)   The act of passing from one state or place to the next
(2)   A journey usually by ship
"The outward passage took 10 days"
(3)   The act of passing something to another person
(4)   A bodily reaction of changing from one place or stage to another
"The passage of air from the lungs"
"The passing of flatus"
(5)   The passing of a law by a legislative body
(6)   A way through or along which someone or something may pass
(7)   A path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass
"The nasal passages"
(8)   A section of text; particularly a section of medium length
(9)   A short section of a musical composition
(10)   The motion of one object relative to another
"Stellar passings can perturb the orbits of comets"
Wiktonary



Etymology 1


From , from

Noun



  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. 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.
  4. An artistic term describing use of tight brushwork to link objects in separate spatial plains. Commonly seen in Cubist works.
  5. A passageway or corridor.
  6. An underground cavity, formed by water or falling rocks, which is much longer than it is wide.
  7. The vagina.
    • 1986, Bertrice Small, A Love for All Time, 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.

Verb



  1. To pass a pathogen through a hosts or media
    He passaged the virus through a series of goats.
    After 24 hours, the culture was passaged to an agar plate.
  2. To make a passage, especially by sea; to cross
    They passaged to America in 1902.

Etymology 2


From , from

Noun



  1. 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



  1. To execute a passage movement


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      Noun


      passage f
      1. A paragraph or section of text with particular meaning. ~ of scripture.