n. A passing or moving from one place or state to another; movement, transit, or transference from point to point, place to place, state to state, hand to hand, etc.; a moving or going by, over, along, or through: as, the passage of a ship or of a bird; the passage of something through a tube or a sieve; the passage of the sunlight through the clouds.n. A journey in some conveyance, especially a ship; a voyage.n. A way or course through or by which a person or thing may pass; a path or way by which transit may be effected; means of entrance, exit, or transit; an avenue, channel, or path leading from one place to another, such as a narrow street or lane, an alley, a pass over a mountain or a ford over a river, a channel, a strait connecting two bodies of water, a ferry, etc.: as, the passages of Jordan (Judges xii. 6); the Gilolo passage in the Malay archipelago; the air-passages of the body.n. Specifically An avenue or alley leading to the various divisions or apartments in a building; a gallery or corridor; a hall.n. In some European cities, a section of a public street, or a short independent street, roofed in with glass, having shops on both sides, and usually or always closed to vehicles: as, the Passage du Havre in Paris.n. Passage-money; fare; ferriage; toll; price paid for passing or for being carried between two points or places.n. Liberty or power of passing; access; entry or exit.n. Currency; reception.n. That which passes or takes place, or has passed or taken place; incident; occurrence; happening; episode; event; doing; matter; affair; transaction.n. A part of a writing or speech concerning a particular occurrence, matter, or point; a paragraph or clause.n. A part of a conversation; a speech; a remark; a statement; an expression.n. In music: A phrase or other definite division of a piece. A figure. A scale-like or arpeggiated group or series of tones introduced as an embellishment; a run, roulade, or flourish intended for display. A modulation.n. A pass or encounter: as, a passage at arms.n. The act of passing, enacting, or rendering valid; approval, sanction, or enactment; authoritative adoption and enactment, as of a parliamentary motion, measure, or bill: as, the passage of the bill through the House was accomplished with difficulty.n. A passing away; departure; death.n. An old game played by two persons with three dice.n. Any quarrel, especially one of words; as. there was a grand passage of arms between them.n. To make an outward or a home trip, as a vessel, as dis-tinguished from cruising about.n. Synonyms Path, Pass, etc. See way.To pass or cross.To walk sidewise: said of a saddle-horse. See the quotation.n. In the manège, the movement of a horse when passaging; an advance sideways in obedience to the pressure of the rider's leg: a very showy movement, often executed in a march past.