Passager to Past
(Pas"sa*ger) n. [See Passenger.] A passenger; a bird or boat of passage. [Obs.] Ld. Berners.
(Pas"sage*way`) n. A way for passage; a hall. See Passage, 5.
(Pas"sant) a. [F., p. pr. of passer. See Pass, v. i.]
1. Passing from one to another; in circulation; current. [Obs.]
Many opinions are passant.Sir T. Browne.
2. Cursry, careless. [Obs.]
On a passant rewiew of what I wrote to the bishop.Sir P. Pett.
3. Surpassing; excelling. [Obs.] Chaucer.
4. (Her.) Walking; said of any animal on an escutcheon, which is represented as walking with the
dexter paw raised.
(||Pas`sé"), masc. Passée
(||Pas`sé"e), fem. a. [F.] Past; gone by; hence, past one's prime; worn; faded; as,
a passée belle. Ld. Lytton.
(Passe"garde`) n. [F.] (Anc. Armor) A ridge or projecting edge on a shoulder piece to turn
the blow of a lance or other weapon from the joint of the armor.
(Passe"ment) n. [F.] Lace, gimp, braid etc., sewed on a garment. Sir W. Scott.
(Passe*men"terie) (E. pas*men"tri; F. pä`s'mäN`t're"), n. [F.] Beaded embroidery for women's
(Pas"sen*ger) n. [OE. & F. passager. See Passage, and cf. Messenger.]
1. A passer or passer-by; a wayfarer. Shak.
2. A traveler by some established conveyance, as a coach, steamboat, railroad train, etc.
Passenger falcon (Zoöl.), a migratory hawk. Ainsworth. Passenger pigeon (Zoöl.), the common
wild pigeon of North America so called on account of its extensive migrations.
(||Passe" par`tout") n. [F., from passer to pass + partout everywhere.]
1. That by which one can pass anywhere; a safe-conduct. [Obs.] Dryden.
2. A master key; a latchkey.
3. A light picture frame or mat of cardboard, wood, or the like, usually put between the picture and the
glass, and sometimes serving for several pictures.
(Pass"er) n. One who passes; a passenger.
(Pass`er-by") n. One who goes by; a passer.
(||Pas"se*res) n. pl. [NL., fr. L. passer a sparrow.] (Zoöl.) An order, or suborder, of birds,
including more that half of all the known species. It embraces all singing birds together with many other
small perching birds.
(Pas*ser"i*form) a. (Zoöl.) Like or belonging to the Passeres.