[ 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)
/ (pɑː, French pɑ) /
noun plural pas (pɑːz, French pɑ)
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)
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)
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
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