Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

passport - definition and synonyms


What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.



The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

noun [countable] passport pronunciation in American English /ˈpɑspɔrt/
Word Forms
  1. 1
    an official document containing your photograph and showing which country you are a citizen of. You use your passport when traveling to foreign countries
    check a passport:

    The immigration officer checked our passports.

    valid passport:

    You must have a valid passport and be free to travel in the next few weeks.

  2. 2
    something that makes it possible for you to do something or to have something good
    passport to/into:

    In those days a university degree was a passport to a secure job.

Open Dictionary


the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

add a word


A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog
Macmillan learn live love play