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


  • Kreuziger on biological passport case: ‘Very few believe in the UCI’
    Roman Kreuziger protested his innocence in an ongoing doping case during an interview with VeloNews. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com The Czech rider proclaims his innocence in a biological passport case that is now in the hands of the CAS The post Kreuziger on biological passport case: ‘Very few believe in the UCI’ appeared first on VeloNews.com . Read more on this news related to 'Passport'
  • 2 Pakistanis jailed for falsifying passport details
    Perpetrators named their 'wives' in their passports to obtain multiple entry visas. Read more on this news related to 'Passport'
  • Passport applicants can now breathe easy
    The appointment cycle at the Passport Seva Kendras (PSKs) under the jurisdiction of the Regional Passport Office, Visakhapatnam, has been brought down from more than 40 days early last year to a si... Read more on this news related to 'Passport'

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