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|part of speech:
||a government-issued document that identifies and certifies the holder as a citizen of a nation and entitles him or her to travel in other nations and return to his or her own country.
If you're planning to go to Europe, you'll need to get a passport.
||any similar document that allows entrance to or exit from a nation for a person, vessel, or the like.
||anything that permits one to attain some goal.
A college degree can be a passport into the professional world.
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comes from French words that mean "pass through the port." One passed through a port to enter or leave a country.