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’
    • ‘Gone were the piles of undifferentiated clutter, the narrow passageways, and the mysterious back room.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The city was an astounding and eerie patchwork of room-sized caves interconnected by narrow, low passageways.’
    • ‘After he had gone in, she waited a few minutes before entering the narrow passageway.’
    • ‘Streams of clear water flowed down narrow passageways, some turning into houses to serve as a bath.’
    • ‘Each had their own path and they glided on narrow passageways between each other, smiling or bowing but not impeding.’
    • ‘They began to rub the side wall of the passageway in search for an indented area.’
    • ‘The only break in the stockade is a narrow passageway that zigzags up the middle.’
    • ‘The quickest route from Wheatfield Way to the Market Place is via two shopping centres and a narrow passageway.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They turned back down the hill and rode through the narrow passageway into the city.’
    • ‘He spoke of some secret passageways and rooms but didn't go into great detail.’
    • ‘They were backing slowly in the narrow passageway made by a bookcase and a wall.’
    • ‘The fight took place at night in a narrow passageway in Barnsley.’
    • ‘Even the narrow passageways were clogged with piles of papers stuffed in among outworn printing presses.’
    • ‘It is small, with a central room surrounding by passageways with terracotta walls.’
    • ‘The road there is carved out of the rock near the base of deep gorges and passes through grand arches and narrow passageways.’
    • ‘There was a collapsed stairway to the bell-tower and two dark and narrow passageways out of the main chamber.’
    • ‘If she was not mistaken, there was an entrance to a secret passageway somewhere in this room.’
    corridor, hall, passage, hallway, walkway, gangway, aisle
    alley, alleyway, lane, path, pathway, way, footpath, track, trackway, road, thoroughfare
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