动词过去式:passaged 过去分词:passaged 现在分词:passaging 第三人称单数:passages
(a) process of passing 过; 经过
*the passage of time 时间的推移.
(b) action of going past, through or across sth 通过; 穿过; 横过
*The passage of motor vehicles is forbidden. 机动车禁止通行.
(c) freedom or right to go through or across sth 通行权; 通行自由
*They were denied passage through the occupied territory. 他们被禁止穿越占领区.
2 [C usu sing 通常作单数] way through sth 通路; 通道
*force a passage through the crowd 在人群中挤出一条通路. 3[C] (cost of a ticket for a) journey from one place to another by ship or plane; voyage （乘船或飞机的）航程, 旅行, 旅费
*book one's passage to New York 订购去纽约的票
* He worked his passage to Australia, eg paid for the journey by doing jobs on the ship he was travelling on. 他在去澳大利亚旅行的船上做工偿付船费.
4 (also `passageway) [C] narrow way through sth, esp with walls on both sides; corridor 通道; （尤指）走廊.
5 [C] tube-like structure in the human body, through which air, secretions, etc pass （人体内的）管道（如气管、分泌管道等）
*the nasal passages 鼻腔通道
* (infml 口) the back passage, ie the anus 肛门.
6 [C] short section from a book, speech, piece of music, etc quoted or considered on its own （书、讲话、音乐等的）一段, 一节
*a passage from the Bible 《圣经》的一段经文.
7 [U] passing of a bill1(4) by a parliament so that it becomes law （法案的）通过.
1【in a building】2【from a book etc】3【movement】4【of a law】5【journey】6【inside somebody's body】7【way through】8 the passage of time
1200-1300; Language: Old French;Origin:
]【IN A BUILDING】[C]
a long narrow area with walls on either side which connects one room or place to another
→corridor My office is just along the passage. We walked down a narrow passage to the back of the building. an underground passage【FROM A BOOK ETC】[C]
a short part of a book, poem, speech, piece of music etcpassage from/of He read out a short passage from the Bible.【MOVEMENT】[U]formal
the movement of people or vehicles along a road or across an area of landpassage of The bridge isn't strong enough to allow the passage of heavy vehicles. Both sides agreed to allow the free passage of medical supplies into the area. He was guaranteed safe passage out of the country.【OF A LAW】[U]
when a new law is discussed and accepted by a parliament or Congresspassage through The bill was amended several times during its passage through Congress. They are expecting the new legislation to have quite a rough passage (=be discussed and criticized a lot) through parliament.【JOURNEY】[C]old-fashioned
a journey on a shippassage to My parents couldn't afford the passage to America.【INSIDE SOMEBODY'S BODY】[C]
a tube in your body that air or liquid can pass through the nasal passages【WAY THROUGH】 [singular]
a way through somethingpassage through The police forced a passage through the crowd.the passage of time
the passing of time With the passage of time, things began to look more hopeful.
→rite of passageatrite
1. Between the owners of the fisheries and the bargemaster who needed an unimpeded passage continuous 鱼场主与要求航道畅通的驳船船主之间的战争连续不断，
2. Between the owners of the fisheries and the bargemaster who needed an unimpeded passage continuous 鱼场主与要求航道畅通的驳船船主之间的战争连续不断，
3. With the passage of time and the birth of grandchildren, their mothers accepted their marriage. 随着时间的流逝，随着孙子和外孙的出世，他们的母亲都认可了他们的婚姻。
4. The passage is an excerpt from my recent novel. 这段话是从我最近一本小说中选录的。
5. The roof of the mine passage collapsed. 巷道的顶部塌了.
6. They have found that it is connected with the passage of days and the phases of the moon. 他们发现代码与昼夜更迭和月亮圆缺有关，
7. The ship they were due to take passage on was wrecked, and while they waited, they began to wonder if Egypt was the right place after all. 他们原定要乘坐的那条船失事了，在等待的过程中，他们开始怀疑埃及是否是他们要去的地方。
8. The third category involves payments made in countries where it is traditional to pay people to help with the passage of a business deal. 第三大类指某些国家按照的传统做法付给在交易中起作用的人一笔费用。
9. And slipping through a medium that seems to help its passage even when the wind is adverse. 虽然我们不再从它们的飞翔姿态来占卜吉凶，
10. As he entered, his wife met him in the passage and asked him not to make a noise as the child had just gone to sleep. 他进门时，妻子在过道里迎着他。因为孩子刚睡下，她叫他别发出声响来。