—n. 1. a portion or section of a written work; a paragraph, verse, etc.: a passage of Scripture. 2. a phrase or other division of a musical work.
3. Fine Arts.an area, section, or detail of a work, esp. with respect to its qualities of execution: passages of sensitive brushwork. 4. an act or instance of passing from one place, condition, etc., to another; transit.
5. the permission, right, or freedom to pass: to refuse passage through a territory. 6. the route or course by which a person or thing passes or travels.
7. a hall or corridor; passageway.
8. an opening or entrance into, through, or out of something: the nasal passages. 9. a voyage by water from one point to another: a rough passage across the English Channel. 10. the privilege of conveyance as a passenger: to book passage on an ocean liner. 11. the price charged for accommodation on a ship; fare.
12. a lapse or passing, as of time.
13. a progress or course, as of events.
14. the enactment into law of a legislative measure.
15. an interchange of communications, confidences, etc., between persons.
16. an exchange of blows; altercation or dispute: a passage at arms. 17. the act of causing something to pass; transference; transmission.
18. an evacuation of the bowels.
19. an occurrence, incident, or event.