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passage1 British & World English

The action or process of moving through or past somewhere on the way from one place to another

passage2 British & World 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 English Thesaurus

only one incident marred their passage through the country

Drake Passage British & World English

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

passage grave British & World 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 British & World English

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

rough passage British & World English

A journey over rough sea

bridge passage British & World English

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

Inside Passage British & World English

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

middle passage British & World English

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

purple passage British & World English

An elaborate or excessively ornate passage in a literary composition

saloon passage British & World English

An opportunity for easy progress or success

North-East Passage British & World English

A passage for ships along the northern coast of Europe and Asia, from the Atlantic to the Pacific via the Arctic Ocean, sought for many years as a possible trade route to the East. It was first navigated in 1878-9 by the Swedish Arctic explorer Baron Nordenskjöld (1832–1901)

North-West Passage British & World English

A sea passage along the northern coast of the American continent, through the Canadian Arctic from the Atlantic to the Pacific. It was sought for many years as a possible trade route by explorers including Sebastian Cabot, Sir Francis Drake, and Martin Frobisher; it was first navigated in 1903-6 by Roald Amundsen

Windward Passage British & World 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 British & World English

A person who passes through a place without staying for long

passage of arms British & World English

A fight or dispute

work one's passage British & World English

Work in return for a free place on a voyage

rite of passage British & World English

A ceremony or event marking an important stage in someone’s life, especially birth, the transition from childhood to adulthood, marriage, and death

rite de passage British & World English

Another term for rite of passage (see rite).

rough passage in rough British & World English

A journey over rough sea

passagework British & World English

Music notable chiefly for the scope it affords for virtuoso playing

work one's passage in passage1 British & World English

Work in return for a free place on a voyage

rite of passage in rite British & World English

A ceremony or event marking an important stage in someone’s life, especially birth, the transition from childhood to adulthood, marriage, and death

rites de passage in rite de passage British & World English

Another term for rite of passage (see rite).


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