passageway

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

Definition of passageway

: a way that allows passage

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Synonyms for passageway

Synonyms

concourse, corridor, gallery, hall, hallway

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Examples of passageway in a Sentence

the passageway to the other side of the office

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The cobblestone streets and passageways are framed by historic buildings all painted in varying shades of cyan, powder blue, and periwinkle. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The 25 most colorful cities in the world," 19 Feb. 2019 The city is like an old, familiar garden that now lies desolate but where paths and passageways are still recognizable. Dominic Green, WSJ, "‘A German Officer in Occupied Paris’ Review: A Very Refined Occupation," 15 Feb. 2019 The pen exploded when Brown tried to inhale from it for the first time, with a piece slicing through his carotid artery, getting lodged in the vital passageway, which helps send blood to the brain. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Texas Man Dies After Exploding E-Cigarette Sends Shrapnel into His Neck," 5 Feb. 2019 The group had entered the sprawling Tham Luang cave in northern Thailand to go exploring after soccer practice on June 23 when monsoon rains filled the tight passageways, blocking their escape. Anchorage Daily News, "With V-for-Victory sign, rescued Thai boys celebrate freedom," 12 July 2018 The group had entered the sprawling Tham Luang cave to go exploring after soccer practice on June 23, but monsoon rains soon filled the tight passageways, blocking their escape. Kaweewit Kaewjinda, chicagotribune.com, "Hospital: Kids rescued from flooded cave in Thailand lost weight, drank dripping water," 11 July 2018 The group had entered the sprawling Tham Luang cave to go exploring after soccer practice on June 23, but monsoon rains soon filled the tight passageways, blocking their escape. Kaweewit Kaewjinda And Stephen Wright, Houston Chronicle, "'Everyone is safe' after daring rescue of 13 in Thai cave," 11 July 2018 The cave complex extends several kilometers (miles) with narrow passageways and uneven ground and is known to flood severely in rainy season. Tassanee Vejpongsa, Fox News, "US, UK teams join Thailand's search for 13 missing in cave," 28 June 2018 The cave complex extends several miles with narrow passageways and uneven ground and is known to flood severely in the rainy season. Tassanee Vejpongsa, BostonGlobe.com, "Thai rescuers search for other entrances to flooded cave," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of passageway

circa 1606, in the meaning defined above

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passageway

noun

English Language Learners Definition of passageway

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

passageway

noun
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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