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Painting is the passage from the chaos of the emotions to the order of the possible.
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Meaning of "passage" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PASSAGE

From Old French from passer to pass.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PASSAGE

passage  [ˈpæsɪdʒ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PASSAGE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Passage is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PASSAGE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of passage in the English dictionary

The first definition of passage in the dictionary is a channel, opening, etc, through or by which a person or thing may pass. Other definition of passage is a section or division of a piece, movement, etc. Passage is also a way, as in a hall or lobby.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PASSAGE


abusage
æbˈjuːsɪdʒ
brassage
ˈbræsɪdʒ
disusage
dɪsˈjuːsɪdʒ
dosage
ˈdəʊsɪdʒ
expressage
ɪkˈsprɛsɪdʒ
malaxage
ˈmɑːlæksɪdʒ
message
ˈmɛsɪdʒ
misusage
ˌmɪsˈjuːsɪdʒ
off-message
ˌɒfˈmesɪdʒ
overdosage
ˌəʊvəˈdəʊsɪdʒ
presage
ˈprɛsɪdʒ
repassage
riːˈpæsɪdʒ
rite-of-passage
ˌraɪtəvˈpæsɪdʒ
sausage
ˈsɒsɪdʒ
spousage
ˈspaʊsɪdʒ
surplusage
ˈsɜːpləsɪdʒ
Telemessage
ˈtɛlɪˌmɛsɪdʒ
usage
ˈjuːsɪdʒ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PASSAGE

pass water
pass-the-parcel
pass-through
pass.
passable
passableness
passably
passacaglia
passade
passado
passage hawk
passage work
passager hawk
passageway
passalong
Passamaquoddy Bay
passament
passamezzo
passant
passata

WORDS THAT END LIKE PASSAGE

bird of passage
dressage
error message
get the message
head massage
instant message
massage
middle passage
Northwest Passage
off message
on message
rite de passage
rite of passage
safe passage
sage
stone massage
subliminal message
Swedish massage
telephone message
text message
vernissage

Synonyms and antonyms of passage in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PASSAGE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «passage» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of passage

Translation of «passage» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PASSAGE

Find out the translation of passage to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of passage from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «passage» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

通道
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

paso
570 millions of speakers

English

passage
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बीतने
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مـُرُورٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

проход
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

passagem
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উত্তরণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

passage
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Laluan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Durchfahrt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

通路
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

통로
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wacana
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lối đi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பத்தியில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रस्ता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

geçit
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

passaggio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

droga
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

прохід
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

hol
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πέρασμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gedeelte
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

passage
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

passasje
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of passage

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PASSAGE»

The term «passage» is very widely used and occupies the 7.050 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PASSAGE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «passage» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «passage» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about passage

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10 QUOTES WITH «PASSAGE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word passage.
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Anthony Albanese
The passage of time is likely to make high-speed rail more and more desirable, making it critical that politicians of today think ahead to tomorrow.
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William Henry Ashley
On my passage thither, I discovered nothing remarkable in the features of the country.
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Richard H. Baker
It is my hope that during my brief passage through this universe, that I may share with you the joy of hearing the music of the stars... knowing that the composer was from a distant place and the songs were written eons ago, which now fall gently on this place for all to hear.
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Balthus
Painting is the passage from the chaos of the emotions to the order of the possible.
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Julian Barbour
The passage of time is simply an illusion created by our brains.
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Xavier Becerra
But 18 years after the passage of the Civil Liberties Act, there still remains unfinished work to completely rectify and close this regrettable chapter in our Nation's history.
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Dirk Benedict
America is terrified of the passage of time. Prozac Nation. Land of Face Lifts.
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Kevin Bleyer
The Constitution's Preamble, its renowned introductory passage, was written by a man with a peg-leg. Which, if you think about it, gives our Constitution hardly a leg to stand on.
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Sydney Brenner
Living most of the time in a world created mostly in one's head, does not make for an easy passage in the real world.
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Craig Brewer
Sometimes I feel that 'Footloose' is the rite of passage.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PASSAGE»

Discover the use of passage in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to passage and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Passage: A Novel (Book One of The Passage Trilogy)
NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NOVELS OF THE YEAR BY TIME AND LIBRARY JOURNAL—AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • Esquire • U.S. News & World Report • NPR/On Point • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • BookPage An ...
Justin Cronin, 2010
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The Rites of Passage
Van Gennep was the first observer of human behaviour to note that the ritual ceremonies that accompany the landmarks of human life differ only in detail from one culture to another, and that they are in essence universal.
Arnold van Gennep, 2013
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Middle Passage
Peopled with vivid and unforgettable characters, nimble in its interplay of comedy and serious ideas, this dazzling modern classic is a perfect blend of the picaresque tale, historical romance, sea yarn, slave narrative, and philosophical ...
Charles Johnson, 2012
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Flight of Passage: A True Story
The author describes how he and his brother, then teenagers, piloted a plane across the United States and how their landmark flight drew them closer to each other and to their father, a stunt flyer. Reprint.
Rinker Buck, 1998
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Passage
And just when you think you know where she is going, Willis throws in the biggest surprise of all -- a shattering scenario that will keep you feverishly reading until the final climactic page is turned. From the Hardcover edition.
Connie Willis, 2009
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A Guide to First-Passage Processes
The basic theory presented in a way which emphasizes intuition, problem-solving and the connections with other fields.
Sidney Redner, 2001
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A Passage to India
Cyril Fielding, an Englishman and the principal of a local government college, soon becomes acquainted with everyone and it is his tenuous friendship with the Indian Dr. Aziz that really constitutes the backbone of this novel.
E. M. Forster, 2010
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Winter's Passage
They have caught the attention of an ancient, powerful hunter—a foe that even Ash may not be able to defeat…. Don't miss the first book in Julie Kagawa's highly anticipated new series, TALON, AVAILABLE OCTOBER 28, 2014
Julie Kagawa, 2010
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Wrongs of Passage: Fraternities, Sororities, Hazing, and ...
The author highlights the worst aspects of college life, focusing on hazing and binge drinking and the tragedies that have resulted, and challenging the college administrators who continue to allow it to go on. Reprint.
Hank Nuwer, 2001
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Encyclopedia of the Middle Passage
Features over two hunded entries on people, places, and other topics related to the slave trade, contains alphabetical and topical lists of entries, and includes a timeline extending from the fifteenth through the late twentieth century.
Toyin Falola, Amanda Warnock, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PASSAGE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term passage is used in the context of the following news items.
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GMO Labeling Laws Ditched: The Passage of the DARK Act Shows …
GMO Labeling Laws Ditched: The Passage of the DARK Act Shows the Arrogance of US Politicians. By Scott C. Tips. Global Research, July 26, ... «Center for Research on Globalization, Jul 15»
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MILF hopes PNoy calls for passage of Bangsamoro Law in final SONA
SULTAN KUDARAT, Maguindanao -- The Moro Islamic Liberation Front hopes President Benigno Aquino III will push for the passage of the ... «GMA News, Jul 15»
3
Does the Iran nuclear deal contain secret passages?
According to Clarion, the first passage in question concerns inspections at the Pachin military installation, which has been a prime suspect for ... «Communities Digital News, Jul 15»
4
Medical marijuana: a look at ballot's chances of passage in South …
Angie Albonico signs the bottom of a petition to get medical marijuana on the statewide ballot in 2016 outside the Rapid City Public Library in ... «Rapid City Journal, Jul 15»
5
Bob Dole instrumental in passage of Americans with Disabilities Act …
NEW YORK — Five days before he was to start college, Fred Maahs' world turned upside down. Off the Delaware coast in 1980, on the last day ... «Lawrence Journal World, Jul 15»
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Ed Gebhart: Navy vet fights for passage of Blue Water bill
I don't know if this article should appear in the Daily Times or the New England Journal of Medicine. It concerns a gentleman named John Bury, ... «The Delaware County Daily Times, Jul 15»
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Passage of education initiative will not hurt state budgets
Suppose the president of a Mississippi community college told anyone who would listen that the state Legislature should not fully fund public ... «Meridian Star, Jul 15»
8
Egypt runs 1st trial ship passage in New Suez Canal
"This is the first passage of huge ships through the New Suez Canal, which reflects the success of the project," Ahmed Abdel-Moneim, the Suez ... «Xinhua, Jul 15»
9
Bite a chicken in rite of passage
On Aug 16, a group of Teochew youth will be wearing red clogs and biting the head of a steamed chicken. They are trying to revive a ... «The Straits Times, Jul 15»
10
Skywalk passage work will close I-35
Northbound I-35 under the Northwest Passage and in front of the Duluth Transit Authority's new Multimodal Transportation Center will be ... «Duluth News Tribune, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Passage [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/passage>. Jul 2020 ».
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