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


  • BlackBerry Passport gets a luxury limited edition
    Blackberry has announced the Passport Black & Gold, a limited edition consisting of just 50 devices. In addition to a gold back cover and gold sides, this luxury edition of the Passport comes with a cover in Valextra leather. Goldgenie, a third-party company that customizes high-tech products with high-end materials, already offers the BlackBerry Passport in gold, Read more on this news related to 'Passport'
  • Why we need a North American Passport
    The future of the United States lies in North America. This is not a geographic truism, but a strategic imperative. Generations of Americans, distracted by far-flung crises, have long taken our own region for granted. This must change if the 21st century is to be an American century. The United States, Canada and Mexico are bound by a shared economic, environmenta Read more on this news related to 'Passport'
  • New Zealand passports targeted by criminals, terrorists
    The Kiwi passport is a prized possession for its rightful owner - but it can also be gold in the hands of criminals and those wanting to avoid scrutiny at international borders, a security expert says. Read more on this news related to 'Passport'

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