: a way of exit or entrance : a road, path, channel, or course by which something passes
- Special ships clear passages through the ice.
: a corridor or lobby giving access to the different rooms or parts of a building or apartment
- Her office is at the end of the passage.
: the action or process of passing from one place, condition, or stage to another
- the passage of food through the digestive system
: death 1a
- when he is fit and seasoned for his passage
- —William Shakespeare
: a continuous movement or flow
3 a (1)
: a specific act of traveling or passing especially by sea or air
: a privilege of conveyance as a passenger : accommodations
- was able to secure passage on the next flight
: the passing of a legislative measure or law : enactment
- a bill's passage into law
: a right, liberty, or permission to pass
- attempted to force passage through the town
- —C. A. Willoughby
: something that happens or is done : incident
- The soldier related some exciting passages.
: something that takes place between two persons mutually
- the passage of vows between bride and groom
: a usually brief portion of a written work or speech that is relevant to a point under discussion or noteworthy for content or style
- quoted a passage from the Bible
: a phrase or short section of a musical composition
- The violinist played the challenging passages with great virtuosity.
: a detail of a work of art (such as a painting)
- the picture contains several pretty passages of color
- —Clive Bell
: the act or action of passing something or undergoing a passing
- The computer facilitates the rapid passage of information.
: incubation (see incubate 1b) of a pathogen (such as a virus) in culture, a living organism, or a developing egg