Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “passage”

See all translations

passage

noun
 
 
/ˈpæsɪdʒ/
SPACE [C] ( also passageway,
 
/ˈpæsɪdzweɪ/
 
)
B2 a long, narrow space that connects one place to another: There's a passage to the side of the house, leading to the garden.Passages and entrance areas
WRITING/MUSIC [C] B2 a short part of a book, speech, or piece of music: She can quote whole passages from the novel.Musical pieces
TUBE [C] a tube in your body that allows air, liquid, etc to pass through it: the nasal/respiratory passagesSubstances and structures in the body
PROGRESS [U, no plural] the movement or progress from one stage or place to another: It's a difficult passage from boyhood to manhood.Journeys
the passage of time literary the way that time passes: Love changes with the passage of time.Spending time and time passing
(Definition of passage from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “passage” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More