[ pas-ij-wey ]
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  1. a way for passing into, through, or out of something, as within a building or between buildings; a corridor, hall, alley, catwalk, or the like.

  2. a corridor on a ship.

Origin of passageway

First recorded in 1640–50; passage1 + way1

Other words for passageway Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use passageway in a sentence

  • Can you imagine a male and female calling to each other through the long and winding passageways beneath the ground?

    Book of Monsters | David Fairchild and Marian Hubbard (Bell) Fairchild
  • Twenty miles from Avallon is the church of Montral, like a feudal fort guarding one of the main passageways from Champagne.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals | Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly

British Dictionary definitions for passageway


/ (ˈpæsɪdʒˌweɪ) /

  1. a way, esp one in or between buildings; passage

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