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passage

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[ pas-ij ]
/ ˈpæs ɪdʒ /
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noun
verb (used without object), pas·saged, pas·sag·ing.
to make a passage; cross; pass; voyage.
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Origin of passage

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First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English, from Old French, equivalent to pass(er) “to cross, go through” + -age noun suffix; see origin at pass, -age

Other definitions for passage (2 of 2)

passage2
[ pas-ij, puh-sahzh ]
/ ˈpæs ɪdʒ, pəˈsɑʒ /
Manège.

noun
a slow, cadenced trot executed with great elevation of the feet and characterized by a moment of suspension before the feet strike the ground.
verb (used without object), pas·saged, pas·sag·ing.
(of a horse) to execute such a movement.
(of a rider) to cause a horse to execute such a movement.
verb (used with object), pas·saged, pas·sag·ing.
to cause (a horse) to passage.

Origin of passage

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First recorded in 1750–60; from French verb passager, variant of passéger, from Italian passeggiare “to walk, stroll”; see pace1
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British Dictionary definitions for passage (1 of 2)

passage1
/ (ˈpæsɪdʒ) /

noun

Word Origin for passage

C13: from Old French from passer to pass

British Dictionary definitions for passage (2 of 2)

passage2
/ (ˈpæsɪdʒ, ˈpæsɑːʒ) dressage /

noun
a sideways walk in which diagonal pairs of feet are lifted alternately
a cadenced lofty trot, the moment of suspension being clearly defined
verb
to move or cause to move at a passage

Word Origin for passage

C18: from French passager, variant of passéger, from Italian passeggiare to take steps, ultimately from Latin passūs step, pace 1
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Medical definitions for passage

passage
[ păsĭj ]

n.
A movement from one place to another.
The process of passing from one condition or stage to another.
A path, channel, or duct through, over, or along which something may pass.
An act of emptying, as of the bowels.
The process of passing or maintaining a group of microorganisms or cells through a series of hosts or cultures.
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