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passport

pass·port

passport

 
 
pronunciation:
paes port
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part of speech: noun
definition: an official document that shows that the holder is a citizen of a country. A passport gives one the right to travel in other countries and return to one's own country.
If you're planning to go to Europe, you'll need to get a passport.
 
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Passport comes from French words that mean "pass through the port." One passed through a port to enter or leave a country.
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