• Describing a bird that has left the nest, is living on its own, but is less than a year old. (commonly used in falconry)


  • A paragraph or section of text or music with particular meaning.
  • Part of a path or journey.
  • An incident or episode.
  • The official approval of a bill or act by a parliament.
  • The advance of time.
  • The use of tight brushwork to link objects in separate spatial plains. Commonly seen in Cubist works.
  • A passageway or corridor.
  • An underground cavity, formed by water or falling rocks, which is much longer than it is wide.
  • The vagina.
  • The act of passing; movement across or through.
  • The right to pass from one place to another.
  • A fee paid for passing or for being conveyed between places.
  • Serial passage, a technique used in bacteriology and virology
  • A gambling game for two players using three dice, in which the object is to throw a double over ten.
  • A movement in classical dressage, in which the horse performs a very collected, energetic, and elevated trot that has a longer period of suspension between each foot fall than a working trot.


  • To pass something, such as a pathogen or stem cell, through a host or medium
  • To make a passage, especially by sea; to cross
  • To execute a passage movement


  • Borrowed into Middle English from Old French passage, from passer.
  • From French passager, from Italian passeggiare

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