Definition of passageway in English:



  • A long, narrow way, typically having walls either side, that allows access between buildings or to different rooms within a building.

    ‘her hotel was at the end of a narrow passageway off the main street’
    ‘the palace was full of secret passageways’
    • ‘The only break in the stockade is a narrow passageway that zigzags up the middle.’
    • ‘The fight took place at night in a narrow passageway in Barnsley.’
    • ‘Each had their own path and they glided on narrow passageways between each other, smiling or bowing but not impeding.’
    • ‘Streams of clear water flowed down narrow passageways, some turning into houses to serve as a bath.’
    • ‘The quickest route from Wheatfield Way to the Market Place is via two shopping centres and a narrow passageway.’
    • ‘They began to rub the side wall of the passageway in search for an indented area.’
    • ‘They were backing slowly in the narrow passageway made by a bookcase and a wall.’
    • ‘It is small, with a central room surrounding by passageways with terracotta walls.’
    • ‘After he had gone in, she waited a few minutes before entering the narrow passageway.’
    • ‘Visitors are instead corralled through a narrow passageway into the uninviting realms of the zoo shop.’
    • ‘Next to the staircase going up to her room, there was a narrow passageway that led to a small circular room.’
    • ‘There was a collapsed stairway to the bell-tower and two dark and narrow passageways out of the main chamber.’
    • ‘The road there is carved out of the rock near the base of deep gorges and passes through grand arches and narrow passageways.’
    • ‘If she was not mistaken, there was an entrance to a secret passageway somewhere in this room.’
    • ‘They turned back down the hill and rode through the narrow passageway into the city.’
    • ‘There are several narrow passageways; all the structures were tied into each other, with little or no room to go to the top of them.’
    • ‘The city was an astounding and eerie patchwork of room-sized caves interconnected by narrow, low passageways.’
    • ‘Even the narrow passageways were clogged with piles of papers stuffed in among outworn printing presses.’
    • ‘He spoke of some secret passageways and rooms but didn't go into great detail.’
    • ‘Gone were the piles of undifferentiated clutter, the narrow passageways, and the mysterious back room.’
    corridor, hall, passage, hallway, walkway, gangway, aisle
    alley, alleyway, lane, path, pathway, way, footpath, track, trackway, road, thoroughfare
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