Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun passage

10 senses of passage

Sense 1
passage, transition -- (the act of passing from one state or place to the next)
       => change of state -- (the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics)

Sense 2
passage -- (a section of text; particularly a section of medium length)
       => section, subdivision -- (a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical); "he always turns first to the business section"; "the history of this work is discussed in the next section")

Sense 3
passage -- (a way through or along which someone or something may pass)
       => way -- (any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another; "he said he was looking for the way out")

Sense 4
enactment, passage -- (the passing of a law by a legislative body)
       => legislation, legislating, lawmaking -- (the act of making or enacting laws)

Sense 5
passage, transit -- (a journey usually by ship; "the outward passage took 10 days")
       => journey, journeying -- (the act of traveling from one place to another)

Sense 6
passage, musical passage -- (a short section of a musical composition)
       => musical composition, opus, composition, piece, piece of music -- (a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements")

Sense 7
passage, passageway -- (a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass; "the nasal passages")
       => structure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structure -- (a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure")

Sense 8
passage, passing -- (a bodily reaction of changing from one place or stage to another; "the passage of air from the lungs"; "the passing of flatus")
       => reaction, response -- (a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent; "a bad reaction to the medicine"; "his responses have slowed with age")

Sense 9
passing, passage -- (the motion of one object relative to another; "stellar passings can perturb the orbits of comets")
       => movement, motion -- (a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something)

Sense 10
passage, handing over -- (the act of passing something to another person)
       => delivery, bringing -- (the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail); "his reluctant delivery of bad news")

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