Passport

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Passport Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • 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"
  • a document issued by a country to a citizen allowing that person to travel abroad and re-enter the home country
  • any authorization to pass or go somewhere; "the pass to visit had a strict time limit"

Definitions from Wiktionary


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

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Passport Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A passport is a travel document that says that the person carrying it is a citizen of the country on the passport. A passport asks that the person carrying it be allowed to enter and pass through other countries. They also allow a person to re-enter their country. Passports are given by national governments.

Passports usually have a person's picture, signature, date of birth, nationality. Many countries are now making passports with biometric properties. This helps confirm that the person carrying a passport is the real owner. These countries have passports that use biometrics: Malaysia, Australia, Greece, New Zealand, Japan, Portugal, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, Ireland, Poland, Italy, Slovenia, Singapore and Thailand.

In 1920, the International Conference on Passports, Customs Formalities and Through Tickets made a law that said passports must be issued in French and at least one other language. Now, many countries issue passports in English and the language(s) of the issuing country.



'Passport' example sentence in quotations


* Let me say with a Georgia accent that we cannot solve this problem if it requires a diplomatic passport to claim the rights of an American citizen. - David Dean Rusk


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Passport Sample Sentences in News


  • U.K. Urged to Cut Passport Costs After ‘Poor Service’
    U.K. lawmakers called for the Passport Office to cut the cost of travel documents and to be brought back under direct ministerial control after the backlog of applications topped 500,000 this summer. Read more on this news related to 'Passport'
  • Alausa Passport Office generates N1bn
    The Alausa Passport Office of the Nigeria Immigration Service, which was inaugurated in May 2013, generated about N1bn between May 2013 and September 2014. The Passport Control Officer, Mr. Joshua Ajisafe, said this while addressing the new Comptroller of Immigration in charge of Lagos State Command, Mrs. Justina Ahmadu, in Lagos on Wednesday. Ajisafe added...  [ Read more on this news related to 'Passport'
  • The passport perils of name changing
    The people who face a battle to travel under a new name Read more on this news related to 'Passport'

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