More definitions of "passage":
- (noun): The act of passing something to another person.
Synonyms: handing over
- (noun): A path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass.
- (noun): A section of text; particularly a section of medium length.
- (noun): A bodily process of passing from one place or stage to another.
Example: "The passage of air from the lungs"
- (noun): The motion of one object relative to another.
- (noun): The act of passing from one state or place to the next.
- (noun): A way through or along which someone or something may pass.
- (noun): A short section of a musical composition.
Synonyms: musical passage
- (noun): The passing of a law by a legislative body.
Famous quotes containing the word passage:
“So I was glad of the fogs
Taking me to you
Undetermined summer thing eaten
Of grief and passage where you stay.
The wheel is ready to turn again.”
—John Ashbery (b. 1927)
“Sorrow is a kind of rust of the soul, which every new idea contributes in its passage to scour away. It is the putrefaction of stagnant life, and is remedied by exercise and motion.”
—Samuel Johnson (17091784)
“Where there is no vision, the people perish.”
—Bible: Hebrew Proverbs 29:18.
President John F. Kennedy quoted this passage on the eve of his assassination in Dallas, Texas. Quoted in Theodore C. Sorenson, Kennedy, epilogue (1965)