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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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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.]
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.
A document carried by neutral merchant vessels in time of war, to certify their nationality and protect them from belligerents; a sea letter.
A license granted in time of war for the removal of persons and effects from a hostile country; a safe-conduct.
Figuratively: Anything which secures advancement and general acceptance.
--Sir P. Sidney.
His passport is his innocence and grace.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
n. 1 An official document normally used for international journeys, which proves the identity and nationality of the person for whom it was issued. 2 (context by extension informal English) Any document that allows entry or passage. 3 (context figuratively English) Something which enables someone to do or achieve something.
n. any authorization to pass or go somewhere; "the pass to visit had a strict time limit" [syn: pass]
a document issued by a country to a citizen allowing that person to travel abroad and re-enter the home country
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" [syn: recommendation]
A passport is a travel document, usually issued by a country's government, that certifies the identity and nationality of its holder for the purpose of international travel. Standard passports contain the holder's name, place and date of birth, photograph, signature, and other identifying information. Passports are moving towards including biometric information in a microchip embedded in the document, making them machine-readable and difficult to counterfeit.
A passport specifies nationality, but not necessarily citizenship or the place of residence of the passport holder. A passport holder is normally entitled to enter the country that issued the passport, though some people entitled to a passport may not be full citizens with right of abode. A passport is a document certifying identity and nationality; having the document does not of itself grant any rights, such as protection by the consulate of the issuing country, although it may indicate that the holder has such rights. Some passports attest to status as a diplomat or other official, entitled to rights and privileges such as immunity from arrest or prosecution, arising from international treaties.
Many countries normally allow entry to holders of passports of other countries, sometimes requiring a visa also to be held, but this is not an automatic right. Many other additional conditions, such as not being likely to become a public charge for financial or other reasons, and the holder not having been convicted of a crime, may be applicable. Where a country does not recognise another, or is in dispute with it, it may prohibit the use of their passport for travel to that other country, or may prohibit entry to holders of that other country's passports, and sometimes to others who have, for example, visited the other country.
Some countries and international organisations issue travel documents which are not standard passports, but enable the holder to travel internationally to countries that recognise the documents. For example, stateless persons are not normally issued a national passport, but may be able to obtain a refugee travel document or the earlier " Nansen passport" which enables them to travel to countries which recognise them, and sometimes to return to the issuing country. A country may issue a passport to any person, including non-nationals.
A passport is often accepted, in its country of issue and elsewhere, as reliable proof of identity, unrelated to travel.
Passport may refer to:
- Passport, a travel document
- A summary of qualifications, as in European Language Passport
- Passport (band), a jazz/fusion group
Passport may also refer to:
Passport is a German jazz ensemble led by saxophonist Klaus Doldinger.
Passport was initiated in 1971 as a jazz fusion experimental group, similar to American groups such as Weather Report. The ensemble's first recording was issued in 1971, and through the 1970s had a constantly revolving membership, though it continued to release albums frequently. The group is still active, recording for Atlantic Records and Warner Bros. Records among others.
Passport is a 1983 Indian Malayalam film, directed by Thampi Kannanthanam, starring Prem Nazir and Srividya in the lead role.
Passport is a 1990 Soviet adventure film directed by Georgiy Daneliya.
Passport is a Wilmington, DE headquartered company with offices in Charlotte, NC. Passport provides an enterprise software platform for cities, transit agencies, universities, and private operators in the parking and transportation industries throughout the US and Canada. Passport’s primary applications include mobile payments for parking and mobile ticketing for transit operations. Passport pairs with municipalities and private operators to create convenient technical solutions to allow users to park, ride, and pay via a mobile phone in areas that may have previously been paid for only by cash or hardware stations.
Passport was a Canadian car dealership network owned by General Motors. It sold vehicles from Isuzu and Saab as well as its own branded Passport Optima, a Korean ( Daewoo) made badge engineered Opel Kadett E, starting in model year 1988. General Motors' Geo import brand was introduced in the United States at the same time.
The Optima was offered in either hatchback or sedan and achieved 52mpg on the highway. It was designed by European Opel and had a slew of standard features for a relatively low price. The Optima sedan made the minority of the sales, while the hatchback remains more common, however, less than 500 Optimas were registered for road use as of 2012. Sales of the Optima were extremely slow and with relatively low survival rates, the Optima is a rare sight today. Very few pictures document the existence of the Optima.
General Motors Canada changed its branding strategy in 1991, disbanding Passport (the Optima was rebadged as the Asüna SE and Asüna GT). Isuzu was grouped together with Saab and GM's new, import-fighting Saturn division to form Saturn-Saab-Isuzu dealerships.
Passport's sibling, Geo, carried on until 1998 while another GM import brand, Asüna, debuted for model year 1992 but lasted only one year.
Passport is a 2012 Bengali film directed by Raj Mukherjee.The film has bean music composed by Subhayu Bedajna.
Usage examples of "passport".
Full of this affair, the importance of which I exaggerated in proportion to my inexperience, I told Silvia that I wanted to accompany some English friends as far as Calais, and that she would oblige me by getting me a passport from the Duc de Gesvres.
Nonetheless, Marengo would have to go through at least one line, produce a passport and a ticket--unless Bonner had been able to get his son a boarding pass.
I only had that britzka, those two good post-horses, and above all the passport that carries them on!
I only had that britzska, those two good post-horses, and above all the passport that carries them on!
He gathered bathroom stuff together and remembered his briefcase and the file box where he kept his credit card information, the brokerage agreement, bank statements, and his passport.
Miss Mallender had left the country, she would have been obliged to show her passport and a record of her journey would therefore exist.
Government yet further limited their intercourse with the only ports of China and India which were open to them, by issuing passes to all colonial ships, the conditions of which were perfectly incompatible with the usual course of commerce, as they were required to return home directly from the port to which they were destined from Manilla, and were not at liberty to touch at, or have any intercourse with, other places than those specified in their passport.
Lo Manto and Jennifer stood close to each other, watching them hand their tickets and passports to an airline representative.
Shortly before the licence-renewal hearing he was offered a passport, hard currency and a smooth ride through life- here or in the west-if he would separate from two of the most politically outspoken band members, Pannach and Kunert.
Greece opened its doors - or the Makedonia Palace did, in exchange for their passports, with a third-floor front room that had complimentary bottles of the best retsina, twin His and Hers bathrooms and a magnificent view of the Bay.
But the threat of war between Austria and Prussia, delays in obtaining a passport, and, most important of all, a fall in the value of the ruble ruled out such a trip.
Dismissing the priest from his mind within half an hour they would have disappeared their separate ways into the forest and whatever awaited them there Sanders felt in his pocket for his passport, reminding himself not to leave it in his cabin.
Opening the passport, Sanders compared the photograph taken eight years earlier with the reflection in the mirror.
Reminded by the birth date in the passport that he had now reached the age of forty, Sanders tried to visualize himself ten years ahead, but already the latent elements that had emerged in his face during the previous years seemed to have lost momentum.
Carolinus had shrunk the sack of jewels that was his passport to a size he could swallow.