[pas-uh n-jer] /ˈpæs ən dʒər/
a person who is traveling in an automobile, bus, train, airplane, or other conveyance, especially one who is not the driver, pilot, or the like.
a wayfarer; traveler.
(mainly Brit) a member of a group or team who is a burden on the others through not participating fully in the work
early 14c., passager “passer-by,” from Old French passagier “traveler, passer-by” (Modern French passager), noun use of passagier (adj.) “passing, fleeting, traveling,” from passage (see passage).
And in this I resemble the Lappwing, who fearing hir young ones to be destroyed by passengers, flyeth with a false cry farre from their nestes, making those that looke for them seeke where they are not …. [John Lyly, “Euphues and His England,” 1580]
The -n- was added early 15c. (cf. messenger, harbinger, scavenger, porringer). Meaning “one traveling in a vehicle or vessel” first attested 1510s. Passenger-pigeon of North America so called from 1802; extinct since 1914.
noun 1. a unit of measurement, consisting of one mile traveled by a passenger, that airlines, railroads, and other public transportation facilities use in recording volume of traffic.
noun 1. an extinct pigeon, Ectopistes migratorius, once found in great numbers in North America, noted for its sustained migratory flights. noun 1. a gregarious North American pigeon, Ectopistes migratorius: became extinct at the beginning of the 20th century
[pas-pahr-too; French pahs-par-too] /ˌpæs pɑrˈtu; French pɑs parˈtu/ noun, plural passe-partouts [pas-pahr-tooz; French pahs-par-too] /ˌpæs pɑrˈtuz; French pɑs parˈtu/ (Show IPA) 1. something that passes everywhere or provides a universal means of passage. 2. a master key; skeleton key. 3. an ornamental mat for a picture. 4. a method of framing in which a piece […]
[pahs-pyey] /pɑsˈpyeɪ/ noun, plural passepieds [pahs-pyey, -pyeyz] /pɑsˈpyeɪ, -ˈpyeɪz/ (Show IPA) 1. a lively dance in triple meter popular in France in the 17th and 18th centuries. 2. a dance form in moderately fast 3/8 or 3/4 meter, occasionally constituting part of the 17th- and 18th-century instrumental suite. /pɑːsˈpjeɪ/ noun (pl) -pieds (-ˈpjeɪ) 1. a […]