from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Nautical A passage along either side of a ship's upper deck.
- n. Nautical See gangplank.
- n. Nautical An opening in the bulwark of a ship through which passengers may board.
- n. A narrow passageway, as of boards laid on the ground.
- n. The main level of a mine.
- n. Chiefly British The aisle that divides the front and rear seating sections of the House of Commons.
- n. Chiefly British An aisle between seating sections, as in a theater.
- interj. Used to clear a passage through a crowded area.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A passageway through which to enter or leave, such as one between seating areas in an auditorium, or between two buildings.
- n. An articulating bridge or ramp, such as from land to a dock or a ship.
- n. A temporary passageway, such as one made of planks.
- n. A clear path through a crowd or a passageway with people.
- n. An aisle.
- n. A passage along either side of a ship's upper deck.
- n. A passage through the side of a ship or though a railing through which the ship may be boarded.
- n. An earthen and plank ramp leading from the stable yard into the upper storey or mow of a dairy barn.
- interj. Make way! Clear a path!
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A passage or way into or out of any inclosed place; esp., a temporary way of access formed of planks.
- n. In the English House of Commons, a narrow aisle across the house, below which sit those who do not vote steadly either with the government or with the opposition.
- n. The opening through the bulwarks of a vessel by which persons enter or leave it.
- n. That part of the spar deck of a vessel on each side of the booms, from the quarter-deck to the forecastle; -- more properly termed the waist.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A passage; a temporary passageway to a building while in the course of erection; a way or avenue into or out of any inclosed place, especially a passage into or out of a ship, or from one part of a ship to another.
- n. A passageway between rows of seats or benches; specifically, in the British House of Commons, a passageway across the house dividing it into two parts.
- n. In coal-mining, the main haulage road or level driven on the strike of the coal; any minepassage used for opening breasts, or for the hulage of the coal.
- n. In forestry, the inclined plane up which logs are moved from the water into a sawmill. Also called jack-ladder, log-jack, logway, and slip.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. passageway between seating areas as in an auditorium or passenger vehicle or between areas of shelves of goods as in stores
- n. a temporary passageway of planks (as over mud on a building site)
- n. a temporary bridge for getting on and off a vessel at dockside
From gang1, way, passage (obsolete and dialectal).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Old English gangweg ("passageway, thoroughfare"), equivalant to gang + way. (Wiktionary)