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passage1 US English

The act or process of moving through, under, over, or past something on the way from one place to another

passage2 US English

A movement performed in advanced dressage and classical riding, in which the horse executes a slow elevated trot, giving the impression of dancing

passage US Thesaurus

their passage through the country

back passage US English

The rectum

Drake Passage US English

An area of ocean, noted for its violent storms, that connects the South Atlantic Ocean with the South Pacific Ocean and separates the southern tip of South America (Cape Horn) from the Antarctic Peninsula

passage grave US English

A prehistoric megalithic burial chamber of a type found chiefly in western Europe, with a passage leading to the exterior. Passage graves were originally covered by a mound, which in many cases has disappeared, and most date from the Neolithic period

passage hawk US English

A hawk caught for training while on migration, especially as an immature bird of less than twelve months

rough passage US English

A journey over rough sea

bridge passage US English

A transitional section in a musical composition leading to a new section or theme

Inside Passage US English

A water route from Seattle in Washington to Alaska that passes through islands in Washington, British Columbia, and southeastern Alaska

middle passage US English

The sea journey undertaken by slave ships from West Africa to the West Indies

purple passage US English

An elaborate or excessively ornate passage in a literary composition

Northeast Passage US English

A passage for ships along the northern coast of Europe and Asia, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean via the Arctic Ocean, sought for many years as a possible trade route to the East. It was first navigated in 1878–79 by Swedish Arctic explorer Baron Nordenskjöld (1832–1901)

Northwest Passage US English

A sea passage along the northern coast of the North American continent, through the Canadian Arctic from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. It was sought for many years as a possible trade route by explorers that included Sebastian Cabot, Sir Francis Drake, and Martin Frobisher; it was first navigated 1903–06 by Roald Amundsen

Windward Passage US English

An ocean channel between Cuba on the west and Haiti on the east that connects the Caribbean Sea with the Atlantic Ocean

bird of passage US English

A migratory bird

passage of arms US English

A fight or dispute

work one's passage US English

Work in return for a free place on a voyage

rite of passage US English

A ceremony or event marking an important stage in someone’s life, especially birth, puberty, marriage, and death

rough passage in rough US English

A journey over rough sea

passagework US English

Music notable chiefly for the scope it affords for virtuoso playing

passage of arms in passage1 US English

A fight or dispute

work one's passage in passage1 US English

Work in return for a free place on a voyage

rite of passage in rite US English

A ceremony or event marking an important stage in someone’s life, especially birth, puberty, marriage, and death

work one's passage in work US English

Pay for one’s journey on a ship with work instead of money


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