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passportnoun [C]

uk   /ˈpɑːs.pɔːt/  us   /ˈpæs.pɔːrt/
A2 an ​officialdocumentcontainingpersonalinformation and usually a ​photograph that ​allows a ​person to ​travel to ​foreigncountries and to ​prove who they are: Many ​refugees have ​arrived at the ​border without passports. He was a ​German, ​travelling on a ​Swiss passport. passport control (= the ​examining of ​travellers' passports) a passport photoa passport to sth C2 a ​certain way of getting something you ​want: Many ​studentsopt for ​businessstudiessimply because it ​sounds like a passport to a good ​job. Beauty ​alone can be a passport to ​success.

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(Definition of passport from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"passport" in American English

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passportnoun [C]

 us   /ˈpæsˌpɔrt, -ˌpoʊrt/
an ​officialdocumentprovided by the ​government of a ​particularcountry which ​shows that the ​owner is a ​citizen of that ​country and ​allows that ​person to ​travel to ​foreigncountries
(Definition of passport from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"passport" in Business English

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passportnoun [C]

uk   /ˈpɑːspɔːt/  us   /ˈpæspɔːt/
an ​officialdocument containing ​personalinformation and a photograph, which ​allows you to ​travel to ​foreign countries and proves who you are: a passport photo
a passport to sth a very ​effective way of getting something you want: Many ​studentsopt for ​businessstudies simply because it sounds like a passport to a good ​job. A degree from that university is seen as a passport to ​success.
(Definition of passport from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “passport”
in Korean 여권…
in Arabic جَواز سَفَر…
in Malaysian pasport…
in French passeport…
in Russian паспорт…
in Chinese (Traditional) 護照…
in Italian passaporto…
in Turkish pasaport…
in Polish paszport…
in Spanish pasaporte…
in Vietnamese hộ chiếu…
in Portuguese passaporte…
in Thai หนังสือเดินทาง…
in German der Paß…
in Catalan passaport…
in Japanese パスポート…
in Chinese (Simplified) 护照…
in Indonesian paspor…
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