Pronunciation: (pas'ij), [key]
—n., v., -saged, -sag•ing.
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.
to make a passage; cross; pass; voyage.
Pronunciation: (pas'ij, pu-säzh'), [key]
—n., v., -saged, -sag•ing. Manège.
a slow, cadenced trot executed with great elevation of the feet and characterized by a moment of suspension before the feet strike the ground.
1. (of a horse) to execute such a movement.
2. (of a rider) to cause a horse to execute such a movement.
to cause (a horse) to passage.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.