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  1. 1 an established course for traveling from one place to another the long passage down the Atlantic seaboard, around Cape Horn, and up the Pacific Coast to California Synonyms approach, avenue, path, route, way Related Words bypath, byway, lane, laneway [British]; artery, boulevard, bypass, drive, expressway, freeway, high road, highway, pass, passageway, pike, road, roadway, routeway [chiefly British], row, street, thoroughfare, turnpike; walk, walkway; trace, track, trail; airway; bikeway, cycleway [British]; channel, gat, watercourse, waterway; door, doorway, gate, gateway, hatch, portal

  2. 2 a going from one place to another usually of some distance an arduous passage across the country Synonyms expedition, journey, peregrination, travel(s), trek, tripRelated Words commutation, commute, errand, excursion, flight, hop, jaunt, junket, outing, sally, sortie, tour; cruise, sail, voyage; drive, ride, spin; grand tour, odyssey, pilgrimage, progress, quest, safari; hike, slog, tramp, walk, walkabout

  3. 3 a journey over water in a vessel the passage to Britain requires several days Synonyms crossing, cruise, sail, voyage

  4. 4 a part taken from a longer work the news report quoted a passage from the novel Synonyms extract, excerptRelated Words clip, snippet, sound bite; citation, quotation; locus classicus, longueur, purple passage; context; sample, selection

  5. 5 forward movement in time or place a swift passage from mere liking to actual love Synonyms advancement, furtherance, going, headway, march, onrush, advance, process, procession, progress, progressionRelated Words current, drift, flow, flux, stream, way; advent, approach, arrival, coming, nearing; bound, jump, leap, step, stride; impetus, momentumNear Antonyms backwash, ebb, reflux; retraction, return, reversal, reverse; about-face, turnabout, turnaroundAntonyms recess, recession, regress, regression, retreat, retrogression

  6. 6 the permanent stopping of all the vital bodily activities weary of this world, he looked forward to the next and sought passage with poison Synonyms curtains, decease, demise, dissolution, doom, end, exit, expiration, expiry, fate, grave, great divide, death, passing, quietus, sleepRelated Words casualty, fatality; martyrdom, self-destruction, self-murder, self-slaughter, suicide; annihilation, destruction, ending, extermination, ruin; assassination, execution, killing, massacre, slaughterNear Antonyms existence, life; creation, genesis, origination, riseAntonyms birth, nativity

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