from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An official government document that certifies one's identity and citizenship and permits a citizen to travel abroad.
- n. An official permit issued by a foreign country allowing one to transport goods or to travel through that country.
- n. An official document issued by an allied foreign government to a ship, especially a neutral merchant ship in time of war, authorizing it to enter and travel through certain waters freely.
- n. Something that gives one the right or privilege of passage, entry, or acceptance: Hard work was her passport to success.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An official document normally used for international journeys, which proves the identity and nationality of the person for whom it was issued.
- n. Any document that allows entry or passage.
- n. Something which enables someone to do or achieve something.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Permission to pass; a document given by the competent officer of a state, permitting the person therein named to pass or travel from place to place, without molestation, by land or by water.
- n. A document carried by neutral merchant vessels in time of war, to certify their nationality and protect them from belligerents; a sea letter.
- n. A license granted in time of war for the removal of persons and effects from a hostile country; a safe-conduct.
- n. Figuratively: Anything which secures advancement and general acceptance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A document issued by competent civil authority, granting permission to the person specified in it to travel, or authenticating his right to protection.
- n. A safe-conduct granted in time of war for persons and effects in a hostile country.
- n. A license for importing or exporting goods subject to duty without paying the usual duties.—4. Anything which enables one to pass with safety or certainty; a certificate; a voucher.
- n. That which enables one to attain any object or reach any end.
- To supply or provide with a passport.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a document issued by a country to a citizen allowing that person to travel abroad and re-enter the home country
- n. any quality or characteristic that gains a person a favorable reception or acceptance or admission
- n. any authorization to pass or go somewhere
The term passport "is not supposed to be funny: it has been widely discussed and approved," says one EC agriculture official.
"For us the passport is the official identity form," he added.
The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has said repeatedly that a passport is the "accepted proof of a gymnast's eligibility," and that He and China's other gymnasts have presented ones that show they are age eligible.
As a US citizen with family and friends spread all over the globe, my passport is always current.
People turned in their UK ppts, got their Venezuelan ones, came to us, and we wrote a letter saying: ".... we remind you that the passport is the property of Her Majesty's government ...." so please return it.
In that event, the thought occurred to him that it would be safer to call at the French colony than at the Cape, since he had a passport from the French Government, but not from the Dutch, who would probably be involved in hostilities against England.
In the cabin Flinders produced his passport from the French Government, and asked to see Baudin's from the Admiralty.
He was also provided with a passport from the French Government, and the terms in which it was couched are of the utmost importance for the understanding of what followed.
True, Flinders had a passport from the French Government, but it was made out, not for the Cumberland but for the Investigator.
Flinders received a passport from the French government, expressed with the usual amplitude.