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Webster's Dictionary [1]

(1): ( v. i.) Transit by means of conveyance; journey, as by water, carriage, car, or the like; travel; right, liberty, or means, of passing; conveyance.

(2): ( v. i.) Price paid for the liberty to pass; fare; as, to pay one's passage.

(3): ( v. i.) Removal from life; decease; departure; death.

(4): ( v. i.) The act of passing; transit from one place to another; movement from point to point; a going by, over, across, or through; as, the passage of a man or a carriage; the passage of a ship or a bird; the passage of light; the passage of fluids through the pores or channels of the body.

(5): ( v. i.) Way; road; path; channel or course through or by which one passes; way of exit or entrance; way of access or transit. Hence, a common avenue to various apartments in a building; a hall; a corridor.

(6): ( v. i.) A continuous course, process, or progress; a connected or continuous series; as, the passage of time.

(7): ( v. i.) A separate part of a course, process, or series; an occurrence; an incident; an act or deed.

(8): ( v. i.) A particular portion constituting a part of something continuous; esp., a portion of a book, speech, or musical composition; a paragraph; a clause.

(9): ( v. i.) Reception; currency.

(10): ( v. i.) A pass or en encounter; as, a passage at arms.

(11): ( v. i.) A movement or an evacuation of the bowels.

(12): ( v. i.) In parliamentary proceedings: (a) The course of a proposition (bill, resolution, etc.) through the several stages of consideration and action; as, during its passage through Congress the bill was amended in both Houses. (b) The advancement of a bill or other proposition from one stage to another by an affirmative vote; esp., the final affirmative action of the body upon a proposition; hence, adoption; enactment; as, the passage of the bill to its third reading was delayed.

King James Dictionary [2]


1. The act of passing or moving by land or water, or through the air or other substance as the passage of a man or a carriage the passage of a ship or a fowl the passage of light or a meteor the passage of fluids through the pores of the body, or from the glands. Clouds intercept the passage of solar rays. 2. The time of passing from one place to another. What passage had you? We had a passage of twenty five days to Havre de Grace, and of thirty eight days from England. 3. Road way avenue a place where men or things may pass or be conveyed.

And with his pointed dart,

Explores the nearest passage to this heart.

4. Entrance or exit.

What! are my doors opposed against my passage?

5. Right of passing as, to engage a passage on board a ship bound to India. 6. Occurrence event incident that which happens as a remarkable passage in the life of Newton. See the Spanish verb, supra. This sense is obsolescent. 7. A passing away decay. Little used. 8. Intellectual admittance mental reception.

Among whom I expect this treatise will have a fairer passage than among those deeply imbued with other principles.

9. Manner of being conducted management.

On consideration of the conduct and passage of affairs in former times--

10. Part of a book or writing a single clause, place or part of indefinite extent.

How commentators each dark passage shun.

11. Enactment the act of carrying through all the regular forms necessary to give validity as the passage of a law, or of a bill into a law, by a legislative body.

Bird of passage, a fowl that passes at certain seasons from one climate to another, as in autumn to the south to avoid the winter's cold, and in spring to the north for breeding. Hence the phrase is sometimes applied to a man who has no fixed residence.

Morrish Bible Dictionary [3]

Any mountain pass, or ford over a river.  Joshua 22:11;  Judges 12:5,6;  1 Samuel 14:4;  Isaiah 10:29;  Jeremiah 51:32 .

Smith's Bible Dictionary [4]

Passage. Used in the plural,  Jeremiah 22:20, probably, to denote the mountain region of Abarimm on the east side of Jordan. It also denotes A River Ford , or Mountain Gorge Or Pass .

Easton's Bible Dictionary [5]

 Joshua 22:11 Judges 12:5,6 1 Samuel 13:23 14:4 Jeremiah 22:20

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature [6]

in the A.V., is the representative in. certain places of several forms from the root עָבִר , Abar, To Cross : 1, the simple verb ( Numbers 20:21, "give passage," elsewhere usually "pass"); 2, עֶבֶר , Eber, A Crossing ( Joshua 22:11; in the plur.  Jeremiah 22:20, Abarim [q.v.]; elsewhere beyond," etc.) (See Eber); מִעֲבָר , Maabar, fem. מִעִבָרָה , A Transit, either by water ( Judges 12:5-6;  Jeremiah 51:32), A Ford (as rendered often), or by land, a Pass through mountains ( Isaiah 10:29), as at Michmash (q.v.) ( 1 Samuel 12:23;  1 Samuel 24:4).