pas·​sage·​way | \ ˈpa-sij-ˌwā How to pronounce passageway (audio) \

Definition of passageway

: a way that allows passage

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Examples of passageway in a Sentence

the passageway to the other side of the office
Recent Examples on the Web Located near the north gate of the city, a pair of large structures face each other inside a covered passageway featuring a row of columns down the center. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Archaeologists discovered 'elaborate' details of a complete ancient Roman city without digging," 8 June 2020 Sitelab is part of the design team for Pier 70, a 35-acre swath of former industrial land south of Mission Bay now being recast as a high-density neighborhood threaded by communal passageways and parks. John King,, "Urban parks will survive despite the coronavirus — they’ll change, as well," 26 Mar. 2020 Kardashian took us down a pristine white passageway and into the home’s real kitchen to solve the mystery. Washington Post, "— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian)," 9 Jan. 2020 The Underground Railroad in Whitehead's imagination is not the secret network of passageways and homes used to smuggle runaway slaves to freedom, but rather an actual underground railroad network. Elizabeth Wolfe And Brandon Griggs, CNN, "Here are 10 of the decade's most influential books," 30 Dec. 2019 The tombs are both precisely aligned to the sun's movements so that a beam of light creeps down the passageway and lights up the chambers -- Newgrange at the winter solstice, and Knowth at the equinox. Rick Steves,, "Europe’s dead still speak to the living," 25 Oct. 2019 How did its 412 miles of passageways and counting — with more discovered all the time — come to be? Michael Schroeder, Twin Cities, "Kentucky’s underground rock star: Mammoth Cave National Park," 12 Oct. 2019 How did its 412 miles of passageways and counting – with more discovered all the time – come to be? Michael Schroeder, The Know, "Kentucky’s underground rock star: Mammoth Cave National Park," 29 Sep. 2019 Go beneath the Czech city that invented Pilsner A series of chilly, 13th-century tunnels, passageways, and wells serve as underground refrigerators and beer cellars beneath the city that invented Pilsner beer. Meghan Miner Murray, National Geographic, "9 of Europe’s underground marvels," 2 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of passageway

circa 1606, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of passageway was circa 1606

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22 Jun 2020

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“Passageway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of passageway

: a long, narrow space that connects one place to another


pas·​sage·​way | \ ˈpa-sij-ˌwā How to pronounce passageway (audio) \

Kids Definition of passageway

: a space, road, or way by which a person or thing may move

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