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1. passage

noun. ['ˈpæsədʒ, ˈpæsɪdʒ'] the act of passing from one state or place to the next.

Synonyms

  • fossilisation
  • transition
  • segue
  • change of state

Antonyms

  • take away
  • finish
  • closing
  • slow

Etymology

  • passage (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • passer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • passager (French)
  • passagier (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Words that Rhyme with Passage

  • borosage
  • dosage
  • gossage
  • lesage
  • message
  • presage
  • sausage
  • usage

Example sentences of the word passage


1. Noun, singular or mass
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Quotes containing the word passage


1. Adjusting to the passage of time, I think, is a key to success and to life: just being able to roll with the punches.
- Dolly Parton

2. The message of Jesus is summed up partly in the Sermon on the Mount, and partly when he begins his ministry and quotes the passage from Isaiah: 'I have come to set free the prisoners and restore sight to the blind.' And certainly, his mission is also to bring hope. It was to heal people, to befriend the outcast.
- Dan Wakefield

3. Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
- Richard Dawkins

2. passage

noun. ['ˈpæsədʒ, ˈpæsɪdʒ'] a section of text; particularly a section of medium length.

Synonyms

  • subdivision
  • place
  • textual matter
  • text
  • transition
  • selection
  • extract
  • excerpt
  • section
  • excerption
  • purple passage

Antonyms

  • birth
  • permanent
  • careful
  • failing

Etymology

  • passage (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • passer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • passager (French)
  • passagier (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

3. passage

noun. ['ˈpæsədʒ, ˈpæsɪdʒ'] a journey usually by ship.

Synonyms

  • journeying
  • transit
  • lockage

Antonyms

  • fast
  • disassemble
  • disjoin
  • black

Etymology

  • passage (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • passer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • passager (French)
  • passagier (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

4. passage

noun. ['ˈpæsədʒ, ˈpæsɪdʒ'] a way through or along which someone or something may pass.

Synonyms

  • adit
  • dead end
  • aisle
  • conduit
  • passageway
  • throat
  • cul
  • cul de sac
  • fish ladder
  • way
  • channel
  • right of way

Antonyms

  • middle
  • end
  • misconception
  • beginning

Etymology

  • passage (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • passer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • passager (French)
  • passagier (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

5. passage

noun. ['ˈpæsədʒ, ˈpæsɪdʒ'] the passing of a law by a legislative body.

Synonyms

  • lawmaking
  • legislation
  • legislating

Antonyms

  • right
  • upgrade
  • downgrade
  • divest

Etymology

  • passage (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • passer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • passager (French)
  • passagier (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

6. passage

noun. ['ˈpæsədʒ, ˈpæsɪdʒ'] a short section of a musical composition.

Synonyms

  • piece of music
  • intro
  • phrase
  • andante
  • musical passage
  • cadence
  • recitative
  • musical composition
  • piece
  • opus
  • modulation
  • allegretto
  • impromptu
  • cadenza
  • adagio
  • transition
  • musical phrase
  • largo
  • composition

Antonyms

  • unsatisfactory
  • question
  • opening
  • retreat

Etymology

  • passage (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • passer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • passager (French)
  • passagier (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

7. passage

noun. ['ˈpæsədʒ, ˈpæsɪdʒ'] a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass.

Synonyms

  • oesophagus
  • shunt
  • esophagus
  • orifice
  • porta
  • body structure
  • passageway
  • birth canal
  • meatus
  • structure
  • complex body part
  • canal
  • gorge
  • gullet
  • carpal tunnel
  • fauces
  • epithelial duct
  • sinusoid
  • duct
  • channel
  • opening
  • anatomical structure
  • root canal
  • epicardia
  • fistula
  • bodily structure

Antonyms

  • decriminalization
  • decriminalisation
  • criminalisation
  • international law

Etymology

  • passage (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • passer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • passager (French)
  • passagier (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

8. passage

noun. ['ˈpæsədʒ, ˈpæsɪdʒ'] a bodily reaction of changing from one place or stage to another.

Synonyms

  • passing
  • response

Antonyms

  • deglycerolize
  • front
  • back

Etymology

  • passage (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • passer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • passager (French)
  • passagier (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

9. passage

noun. ['ˈpæsədʒ, ˈpæsɪdʒ'] the motion of one object relative to another.

Synonyms

  • passing
  • motion

Antonyms

  • moving
  • motionlessness
  • nonmoving

Etymology

  • passage (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • passer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • passager (French)
  • passagier (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

10. passage

noun. ['ˈpæsədʒ, ˈpæsɪdʒ'] the act of passing something to another person.

Synonyms

  • relay
  • handing over
  • delivery

Antonyms

  • break
  • prepared
  • flashback
  • flash-forward

Etymology

  • passage (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • passer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • passager (French)
  • passagier (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
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