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passage

pas·sage

passage

 
 
pronunciation:
pae sihj
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of passing from one place or state to another.
Their passage through the mountains was hindered by a snow storm.He felt that this event marked his passage into manhood.
synonyms:
movement, transit, transition
similar words:
advance, change, crossing, flow, march, migration, motion, progress, shift, traverse
definition 2: a channel or course along or through which something can pass; corridor.
The buildings are linked by an underground passage.
synonyms:
channel, corridor, pass, passageway, way
similar words:
alley, course, entrance, hall, hallway, opening, path, road, route, thoroughfare, traverse, tunnel
definition 3: a part of a written or musical work.
The author read a short passage from his new book.The French horn predominates in this passage.
synonyms:
excerpt, part
similar words:
extract, line, piece, section, selection
definition 4: the permission, authority, or right to pass freely.
The document granted them passage through the territory.
synonyms:
access, entrée, right of way
similar words:
authorization, carte blanche, entry, permission
definition 5: an elapsing of time.
The village had changed with the passage of time.
synonyms:
course, lapse, passing
similar words:
advance, elapse, flight, flow, march, progress, sweep
definition 6: a journey, esp. one by water.
The ship's passage was marked by storms.Their friends wished them a safe passage.
synonyms:
journey, voyage
similar words:
excursion, fare, run, trip
definition 7: the amount paid for such a journey.
After paying passage, many steerage passengers were left with little or no money.
synonyms:
fare
definition 8: enactment.
They celebrated the passage of the new law.
synonyms:
enactment
similar words:
acceptance, adoption, approval
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: passaged, passages, passaging
definition: to make a voyage or passage; cross.
similar words:
cross, travel, voyage
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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 –age (carry + -age > carriage , store + -age > storage ) Some nouns ending in -age are loan words from French (voyage , courage ) whose bases are Latin roots.