pas

[ pah ]
/ pɑ /

noun, plural pas.

a step or series of steps in ballet.
right of precedence.

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Origin of pas

1695–1705; <French <Latin passus.See pace1
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British Dictionary definitions for pas (1 of 3)

pas
/ (pɑː, French ) /

noun plural pas (pɑːz, French )

a dance step or movement, esp in ballet
rare the right to precede; precedence

Word Origin for pas

C18: French, literally: step

British Dictionary definitions for pas (2 of 3)

PAS

abbreviation for

physician-assisted suicide: a practice in which a terminally-ill person requests a medical practitioner to administer a lethal dose of medication

British Dictionary definitions for pas (3 of 3)

PA's

pl n

mountaineering a type of rock boot

Word Origin for PA's

C20: named after P ierre A llain, French climber
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Medical definitions for pas

PAS

abbr.

para-aminosalicylic acid
periodic acid-Schiff
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