passport

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[Pass┬Ěport]

A passport is a government issued document you need to travel between countries. Americans must have a passport to travel out of the US, even if they're just going to Canada for the weekend.

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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.

Noun
any quality or characteristic that gains a person a favorable reception or acceptance or admission; "her pleasant personality is already a recommendation"; "his wealth was not a passport into the exclusive circles of society"

Noun
a document issued by a country to a citizen allowing that person to travel abroad and re-enter the home country

Noun
any authorization to pass or go somewhere; "the pass to visit had a strict time limit"


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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.

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A document carried by neutral merchant vessels in time of war, to certify their nationality and protect them from belligerents; a sea letter.

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A license granted in time of war for the removal of persons and effects from a hostile country; a safe-conduct.

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Figuratively: Anything which secures advancement and general acceptance.


Passport

Pass"port , n. [F. passeport, orig., a permission to leave a port or to sail into it; passer to pass + port a port, harbor. See Pass, and Port a harbor.] 1. 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.
Caution in granting passports to Ireland.
2. A document carried by neutral merchant vessels in time of war, to certify their nationality and protect them from belligerents; a sea letter. 3. A license granted in time of war for the removal of persons and effects from a hostile country; a safe-conduct. Burrill. 4. Figuratively: Anything which secures advancement and general acceptance. Sir P. Sidney.
His passport is his innocence and grace.

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.

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Usage Examples

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.

Ours is a country built more on people than on territory. The Jews will come from everywhere: from France, from Russia, from America, from Yemen... Their faith is their passport.

Playing drums feels like coming home for me. Even during the White Stripes I thought: 'I'll do this for now, but I'm really a drummer.' That's what I'll put on my passport application.

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Other Usage Examples

Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo.

Young people ask me if this country is serious about science. They aren't thinking about the passport that they will hold, but the country that they must rely on for support and encouragement.

In this world, shipmates, sin that pays its way can travel freely, and without passport whereas Virtue, if a pauper, is stopped at all frontiers.

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