Passage vs Pavement - What's the difference?

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Passage is a related term of pavement.

As nouns the difference between passage and pavement

is that passage is ; a leg of a journey while pavement is any paved floor.

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Etymology 1

From (etyl)


(en noun)
  • A paragraph or section of text or music with particular meaning.
  • passage of scripture
    She struggled to play the difficult passages .
  • Part of a path or journey.
  • He made his passage through the trees carefully, mindful of the stickers.
  • The official approval of a bill or act by a parliament.
  • The company was one of the prime movers in lobbying for the passage of the act.
  • (art) The use of tight brushwork to link objects in separate spatial plains. Commonly seen in Cubist works.
  • A passageway or corridor.
  • (caving) An underground cavity, formed by water or falling rocks, which is much longer than it is wide.
  • (euphemistic) The vagina.
  • * 1986 , Bertrice Small, A Love for All Time , New American Library, ISBN 9780451821416, page 463:
  • With a look of triumph that he was unable to keep from his dark eyes he slid into her passage with one smooth thrust,
  • * 1987 , Usha Sarup, Expert Lovemaking , Jaico Publishing House, ISBN 978-81-7224-162-9, page 53:
  • This way, the tip of your penis will travel up and down her passage .
  • * 2009 , Cat Lindler, Kiss of a Traitor , Medallion Press, ISBN 9781933836515, page 249:
  • At the same moment, Aidan plunged two fingers deep into her passage and broke through her fragile barrier.
  • The act of passing
  • * 1886 , Pacific medical journal Volume 29
  • He claimed that he felt the passage of the knife through the ilio-cæcal valve, from the very considerable pain which it caused.
    Derived terms
    * rite of passage * passagemaker * passage maker


  • (medicine) To pass a pathogen through a host or medium
  • He passaged the virus through a series of goats.
    After 24 hours, the culture was passaged to an agar plate.
  • (rare) To make a , especially by sea; to cross
  • They passaged to America in 1902.

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl)


    (en noun)
  • (dressage) 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.
  • Verb

  • (dressage) To execute a passage movement
  • * {{quote-book, 1915, Cunninghame Graham, Hope citation
  • , passage=After a spring or two, the horse passaged and reared, and lighting on a flat slab of rock which cropped up in the middle of the road, slipped sideways and fell with a loud crash






  • Any paved floor.
  • * Milton
  • The riches of heaven's pavement , trodden gold.
  • (chiefly, British) A paved footpath, especially at the side of a road.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=14 citation , passage=Nanny Broome was looking up at the outer wall. Just under the ceiling there were three lunette windows, heavily barred and blacked out in the normal way by centuries of grime. Their bases were on a level with the pavement outside, a narrow way which was several feet lower than the road behind the house.}}
  • (US, uncountable) Paved exterior surface, as with a road or sidewalk.
  • The interior flooring, especially when of stone, of large buildings such as a cathedral.
  • Synonyms

    * (footpath) sidewalk (US), footpath, footway, platform * (surface of road) roadway (UK), road surface (UK); paving

    Derived terms

    * hit the pavement * pavement pizza * pound the pavement

    See also

    * footpath * sidewalk * (wikipedia) English words with different meanings in different locations ----