pas

[pah]
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Origin of pas

1695–1705; < French < Latin passus. See pace1

pa

[pah, paw]
noun Informal.
  1. father.

Origin of pa

short for papa
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Examples from the Web for pas

Contemporary Examples of pas

Historical Examples of pas

  • Nor when we alight at the Pas de Soucis are these features wanting.

    The Roof of France

    Matilda Betham-Edwards

  • Why, my pa's richer than all the rest of 'em's pas put together.

  • "Pas du tout," d'Alcacer assured her with whimsical gravity.

    The Rescue

    Joseph Conrad

  • When she came in to any full assembly, she would not yield the pas to the best of them.

  • Pretty soon our pas came back and Mitch says, "When you goin' to leave?"

    Mitch Miller

    Edgar Lee Masters


British Dictionary definitions for pas

pas

noun plural pas (pɑːz, French )
  1. a dance step or movement, esp in ballet
  2. rare the right to precede; precedence

Word Origin for pas

C18: French, literally: step

PAS

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

pa

1
noun
  1. an informal word for father

pa

2

pah

noun NZ
  1. a Māori village or settlement
  2. history a Māori defensive position and settlement on a hilltop
  3. go back to the pa to abandon city life in favour of rural life

Word Origin for pa

Māori

pa

3
the internet domain name for
  1. Panama

Pa

the chemical symbol for
  1. protactinium
symbol for
  1. pascal

PA

abbreviation for
  1. Pennsylvania
  2. personal appearance
  3. personal assistant
  4. military Post Adjutant
  5. power of attorney
  6. press agent
  7. Press Association
  8. banking private account
  9. public-address system
  10. publicity agent
  11. Publishers Association
  12. purchasing agent
  13. insurance particular average
  14. (in New Zealand) probationary assistant
  15. Panama (international car registration)
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Word Origin and History for pas
n.

"a step in dancing," 1775, from French pas; see pass (n.). Used in forming names for types of dances, e.g. pas de deux (1762).

pa

1804, colloquial shortening of papa (q.v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

pas in Medicine

PAS

abbr.
  1. para-aminosalicylic acid
  2. periodic acid-Schiff

Pa

  1. The symbol for the elementprotactinium

PA

abbr.
  1. physician's assistant
  2. posteroanterior
  3. pulmonary artery
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pas in Science

Pa

  1. Abbreviation of pascal
  2. The symbol for protactinium.
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