passage

Definitions

  • Showing the interior passages and chambers
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n passage the act of passing from one state or place to the next
    • n passage a journey usually by ship "the outward passage took 10 days"
    • n passage the act of passing something to another person
    • n passage a bodily reaction of changing from one place or stage to another "the passage of air from the lungs","the passing of flatus"
    • n passage the passing of a law by a legislative body
    • n passage a way through or along which someone or something may pass
    • n passage a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass "the nasal passages"
    • n passage a section of text; particularly a section of medium length
    • n passage a short section of a musical composition
    • n passage the motion of one object relative to another "stellar passings can perturb the orbits of comets"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

TRANSPORTS LEAVING SOUTHAMPTON ON THE NIGHT PASSAGE TO FRANCE TRANSPORTS LEAVING SOUTHAMPTON ON THE NIGHT PASSAGE TO FRANCE

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Passage A continuous course, process, or progress; a connected or continuous series; as, the passage of time. "The conduct and passage of affairs.""The passage and whole carriage of this action."
    • Passage A movement or an evacuation of the bowels.
    • Passage A particular portion constituting a part of something continuous; esp., a portion of a book, speech, or musical composition; a paragraph; a clause. "How commentators each dark passage shun."
    • Passage A pass or en encounter; as, a passage at arms. "No passages of love
      Betwixt us twain henceforward evermore."
    • Passage A separate part of a course, process, or series; an occurrence; an incident; an act or deed. "In thy passages of life.""The . . . almost incredible passage of their unbelief."
    • Passage In parliamentary proceedings: The course of a proposition (bill, resolution, etc.) through the several stages of consideration and action; as, during its passage through Congress the bill was amended in both Houses. The advancement of a bill or other proposition from one stage to another by an affirmative vote; esp., the final affirmative action of the body upon a proposition; hence, adoption; enactment; as, the passage of the bill to its third reading was delayed. "The passage of the Stamp Act.""The final question was then put upon its passage ."
    • Passage Price paid for the liberty to pass; fare; as, to pay one's passage .
    • Passage Reception; currency.
    • Passage Removal from life; decease; departure; death. "Endure thy mortal passage .""When he is fit and season'd for his passage ."
    • Passage 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 passage of light; the passage of fluids through the pores or channels of the body. "What! are my doors opposed against my passage !"
    • Passage Transit by means of conveyance; journey, as by water, carriage, car, or the like; travel; right, liberty, or means, of passing; conveyance. "The ship in which he had taken passage ."
    • Passage Way; road; path; channel or course through or by which one passes; way of exit or entrance; way of access or transit. Hence, a common avenue to various apartments in a building; a hall; a corridor. "And with his pointed dart
      Explores the nearest passage to his heart."
      "The Persian army had advanced into the . . . passages of Cilicia."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n passage A passing or moving from one place or state to another; movement, transit, or transference from point to point, place to place, state to state, hand to hand, etc.; a moving or going by, over, along, or through: as, the passage of a ship or of a bird; the passage of something through a tube or a sieve; the passage of the sunlight through the clouds.
    • n passage A journey in some conveyance, especially a ship; a voyage.
    • n passage A way or course through or by which a person or thing may pass; a path or way by which transit may be effected; means of entrance, exit, or transit; an avenue, channel, or path leading from one place to another, such as a narrow street or lane, an alley, a pass over a mountain or a ford over a river, a channel, a strait connecting two bodies of water, a ferry, etc.: as, the passages of Jordan (Judges xii. 6); the Gilolo passage in the Malay archipelago; the air-passages of the body.
    • n passage Specifically An avenue or alley leading to the various divisions or apartments in a building; a gallery or corridor; a hall.
    • n passage In some European cities, a section of a public street, or a short independent street, roofed in with glass, having shops on both sides, and usually or always closed to vehicles: as, the Passage du Havre in Paris.
    • n passage Passage-money; fare; ferriage; toll; price paid for passing or for being carried between two points or places.
    • n passage Liberty or power of passing; access; entry or exit.
    • n passage Currency; reception.
    • n passage That which passes or takes place, or has passed or taken place; incident; occurrence; happening; episode; event; doing; matter; affair; transaction.
    • n passage A part of a writing or speech concerning a particular occurrence, matter, or point; a paragraph or clause. A verse, chapter, section, or other division or part of a book or text: as, a passage of Scripture; select passages from the poets.
    • n passage A part of a conversation; a speech; a remark; a statement; an expression.
    • n passage In music: A phrase or other definite division of a piece. A figure. A scale-like or arpeggiated group or series of tones introduced as an embellishment; a run, roulade, or flourish intended for display. A modulation.
    • n passage A pass or encounter: as, a passage at arms.
    • n passage The act of passing, enacting, or rendering valid; approval, sanction, or enactment; authoritative adoption and enactment, as of a parliamentary motion, measure, or bill: as, the passage of the bill through the House was accomplished with difficulty.
    • n passage A passing away; departure; death.
    • n passage An old game played by two persons with three dice. “The caster throws continually till he has thrown doublets under ten, and then he is out and loses, or doublets above ten and then he passes and wins.” Compleat Gamester, p. 67. (Halliwell.)
    • n passage Any quarrel, especially one of words; as. there was a grand passage of arms between them.
    • n passage To make an outward or a home trip, as a vessel, as dis-tinguished from cruising about.
    • n passage Synonyms Path, Pass, etc. See way.
    • passage To pass or cross.
    • passage To walk sidewise: said of a saddle-horse. See the quotation.
    • n passage In the manège, the movement of a horse when passaging; an advance sideways in obedience to the pressure of the rider's leg: a very showy movement, often executed in a march past.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Passage pas′āj act of passing: a moving from one place or state to another: a journey, as in a ship: course: time occupied in passing: means of passing in or out: a way: entrance: enactment of a law: right of passing: price paid for passing or for being conveyed between two places: occurrence, any incident or episode: a single clause or part of a book, &c.: a modulation in music: :
    • v.i Passage to cross: to walk sideways, of a horse
    • n Passage pas′āj (B.) a mountain-pass: ford of a river
    • n Passage pas′āj (zool.) migratory habits
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Quotations

  • Alexander Maclaren
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    “Death is but a passage. It is not a house, it is only a vestibule. The grave has a door on its inner side.”
  • Samuel Johnson
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    “Read your own compositions, and when you meet a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out.”
  • Edward Gibbon
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    “My English text is chaste, and all licentious passages are left in the obscurity of a learned language.”
  • Jean De La Fontaine
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    “Patience and the passage of time do more than strength and fury.”
  • T. S. Eliot
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    “Footfalls echo in the memory down the passage which we did not take towards the door we never opened into the rose-garden.”
  • James Dye
    James Dye
    “You should look at the entire Bible as a whole rather then narrowly, if you can, under close scrutiny and with juxtaposition of passages ”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. passage,. See Pass (v. i.)

Usage

In literature:

I was scouring the woods, but found no Riel to dispute the passage.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
He was not now transcribing passages from Josephus.
"The Northern Iron" by George A. Birmingham
The Mate says 28 days the shortest passage he ever made to America.
"A Journey to America in 1834" by Robert Heywood
Oh, it's about the eighth on the right in the third passage; next to the one with the kicks on it.
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
But I may not hear pass by an other remarkable passage not to be forgotten.
"Bradford's History of 'Plimoth Plantation'" by William Bradford
F: PASSAGE 3,250 N. M. DIRECT.
"Ocean Steam Navigation and the Ocean Post" by Thomas Rainey
The passage through the building from north to south was a public thoroughfare.
"Sea-Dogs All!" by Tom Bevan
They had a rough passage, were all ill, and did not get here till noon yesterday.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
In fortification, a dam of masonry crossing the ditch: its top is constructed of such a form as to afford no passage along it.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The passage where re-birth is best put forward in connexion with baptism is Luke iii.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
That such is the true sense of the passage, all the circumstances clearly show.
"Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
But, let us look at the passage.
"The Doctrines of Predestination, Reprobation, and Election" by Robert Wallace
Dr. Channing makes very light of this and other passages of Scripture.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
These two passages require little note.
"The plant-lore and garden-craft of Shakespeare" by Henry Nicholson Ellacombe
There are, however, one or two passages which draw the reader into deep mental inquiry as to the religious feelings of the time.
"The Life of Cicero" by Anthony Trollope
Passage back to earth was offered him, but Nern and Tula Bela urged him to say and live his life on Venus.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
The wavering light had shown many passages through the rock.
"Two Thousand Miles Below" by Charles Willard Diffin
But let us have that passage telling how he was baptized.
"Dorothy Page" by Eldridge B. Hatcher
Some of the passages are so narrow that the worker is obliged to lie upon his back, and in this position to reach the coal with his pick.
"Black Diamonds" by Mór Jókai
Origen's comment on this passage also is {62} interesting.
"St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans, Vol. I" by Charles Gore
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In poetry:

O'er him his bloody foes exult,
While at the stake he dies:
It only proves (oh, blest result !)
His passage to the skies.
"Enigma XLVI." by Elizabeth Hitchener
And casting from their steep, stern brows
Shadows of deepest gloom
Athwart thy wave, till it doth seem
A passage to a tomb.
"THe River Saguenay" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon
Their passage lies across the brink
Of many a threat'ning wave;
The world expects to see them sink,
But Jesus lives to save.
"Paul's Voyage" by John Newton
Useless was the vassal's effort
To arrest the living flow;
And it passed by Eachan's passage
Spite of hound, and shout, and blow.
"Loch Buy" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
And they spoke thus with impatience twofold:
"Gladly pray we for thy rapid passage,
Gladly for thy happy voyage; fortune
In the distant world is waiting for thee,
In our arms thoult find thy prize, and love too,
When returning."
"The Sea-Voyage" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Passage to more than India!
Are thy wings plumed indeed for such far flights?
O Soul, voyagest thou indeed on voyages like these?
Disportest thou on waters such as these?
Soundest below the Sanscrit and the Vedas?
Then have thy bent unleash'd.
"Passage To India" by Walt Whitman

In news:

Ear-Piercing Is Almost Rite of Passage.
IN 1970, when the Senate was first debating passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, a featured speaker was Gloria Steinem , a 36-year-old magazine writer with a growing reputation as a forceful advocate of women's issues.
Which passage you will easily guess when I tell you the author of the bill is Sen A.G.
There's a powerful passage in Luke, chapter 7, where Jesus raises a man from the dead.
Connie Barrett reported seeing a gray whale in Saratoga Passage just after 10 am Thursday.
Members learn biblical passages that apply to their health.
Conference negotiations on a massive overhaul of the nation's farm subsidy program are expected to be completed by the end of this month, following the passage of the House version Feb 29, congressional leaders said.
With the passage of time, Auschwitz has acquired a solemn and perverse beauty.
Maria Full of Grace Explores The Risky Passage to a New World.
Spring began in a politically poetic way: passage of healthcare reform by the People's House, at long last.
Remember the passage often associated with the beloved postal courier, or postman.
The Northern Passage, the sea route along the North coast of Russia, is expected to be free of ice early again this summer.
Look what happens to this passage when the pace is slowed.
FATHER OF THE FOUR PASSAGES By Lois-Ann Yamanaka.
That haircut sort of marks a rite of passage for Katya.
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In science:

The first passage probability and the persistence probability for this problem are both known.
Sign-time distribution for a random walker with a drifting boundary
Figure 2: The (a) initial and (b) final state of the polarizer-analyzer combination after the passage of a quanton corresponding to the reading of a qubit.
Prospects for a Quantum Dynamic Random Access Memory (Q-DRAM)
For example, Lindenderg et al. studied the first passage time for small N , finding that the m-th moment of the firstpassage-time distribution for the first of the walkers to reach r is finite if there are at least 2m + 1 random walkers starting from the origin.
Multiparticle trapping problem in the half-line
We will prove this finite size behavior for the first-passage percolation case explicitly.
High precision simulations of the longest common subsequence problem
Dependence of estimates of the Chv´atal-Sankoff constant on the number t1 of recursion steps performed before the averaging starts. (a) shows estimates of ba2 (W ) for completely uncorrelated disorder, i.e., for the first-passage percolation problem.
High precision simulations of the longest common subsequence problem
Thus L(M , N ) can be regarded as the last passage percolation time from (1, 1) to (M , N ).
Riemann-Hilbert problems for last passage percolation
Integer values of q are special, and the value q = 2 particularly so because of certain transformations which permit the passage to a model which might be termed a ‘Poisson graph’.
The Random-Cluster Model
Indeed constructing a detailed detection model on the basis of that equation would require using the theory of ”first passage time” for the stochastic process I (t), which has a finite, nonzero, correlation time.
How photon detectors remove vacuum fluctuations
I The period with which spiral arm passages have occurred using the HI data alone (and which should also correspond to the CRF period), is 163 ± 50 Myr.
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth
This translates into a phase shift within the spiral passages.
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth
Rm,rms is the value expected after N spiral passages.
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth
First, there is the mean first passage time τM .
Synchronization of Random Linear Maps
Next, we turn to another property of a walker on an SWN, namely the distribution of first passage (or first return) times.
Scaling Properties of Random Walks on Small-World Networks
We investigate random walks on complex networks and derive an exact expression for the mean first passage time (MFPT) between two nodes.
Random Walks on Complex Networks
We derive an exact expression for the mean first passage time (see Eq. (8)).
Random Walks on Complex Networks
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