Translation of "passage" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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passagenoun

uk /ˈpæs.ɪdʒ/ us /ˈpæs.ɪdʒ/

passage noun (CONNECTING WAY)

B2 [ C ] also passageway, a usually long and narrow part of a building with rooms on one or both sides, or a covered path that connects places

過道,走廊
A narrow passage led directly through the house into the garden. 一條狹窄的通道直接從房子通向花園。
The bathroom's on the right at the end of the passage. 浴室在走廊盡頭的右邊。

[ C ] a hollow part of the body through which something goes

(體內的)管道,通道
the nasal passages 鼻腔
the anal passage 肛門通道;肛道

More examples

  • subterranean passages
  • an underground passage
  • The tomb was honeycombed with passages and chambers.
  • A narrow passage leads from one building to the other.
  • The president escaped through a secret passage underneath the parliament building.

passage noun (PART)

B2 [ C ] a short piece of writing or music that is part of a larger piece of work

(文章的)段落;(音樂的)樂節
Several passages from the book were printed in a national newspaper before it was published. 該書出版前,書中有幾段文字被刊載在一份全國性的報紙上。

More examples

  • This passage of text has been excerpted from her latest novel.
  • It is a difficult passage, but just translate it as best you can.
  • This passage doesn't make any sense.
  • The book contains numerous plagiarized passages.
  • Kathy read a short passage from the Bible.

passage noun (TRAVEL)

[ U ] formal travel, especially as a way of escape

旅行;(尤指)轉移
The gunman demanded a plane and safe passage to an unspecified destination. 持槍歹徒隨後劫持了一名人質,要求派飛機把他安全送到某個未指明的目的地。

[ S ] old-fashioned a journey, especially over the sea

(尤指海上的)旅程,航程
He had booked his passage to Rio de Janeiro. 他訂了去裡約熱內盧的船票。
work your passage old-fashioned

to do work on a ship during your trip instead of paying for a ticket

在船上做工以抵償船費

passage noun (MOVEMENT)

C2 [ U ] an act of moving through somewhere

通過,穿過
Many meteors disintegrate during their passage through the atmosphere. 許多流星在穿越大氣層時會分解。
The government prohibits the passage of foreign troops and planes across its territory. 該政府禁止外國軍隊和飛機穿越其領土和領空。

passage noun (TIME)

the passage of time literary

the process of time going past

時間的流逝
Memories fade with the passage of time. 隨著時間的流逝,記憶會慢慢褪去。

passage noun (LAW)

[ U ] formal the official approval of something, especially a new law

(尤指新法律的)通過
He again urged passage of a constitutional amendment outlawing abortion. 他再次敦促通過一項憲法修正案,把人工流產定為非法。

(Translation of “passage” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)