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passage

pas·sage

passage

 
 
pronunciation:
pae sihj
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of moving from one place or state to another.
The passage across the ocean was very difficult.She is not afraid of the passage from life to death.
synonyms:
movement
similar words:
change, flow, march, motion, progress, shift
definition 2: a way to go through something.
There is an underground passage between these buildings.
synonyms:
way
similar words:
course, entrance, hall, opening, path, road, route, tunnel
definition 3: official approval.
They hoped for quick passage of the new law.
similar words:
approval
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The word passage contains the following part:
-age Latin noun-forming suffix that means act, process, or result of (the action indicated by the verb base)
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The suffix -age attaches primarily to bases that are English verbs to form nouns. Base-final y becomes i and base-final silent e is dropped before ľage (carry + -age > carriage , store + -age > storage ) Some nouns ending in -age are loan words from French (voyage , courage ) whose bases are Latin roots.