pas

[ pah ]
/ pɑ /

noun, plural pas.

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

Origin of pas

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

Definition for pas (2 of 2)

pa

[ pah, paw ]
/ pɑ, pɔ /

noun Informal.

Origin of pa

short for papa
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British Dictionary definitions for pas (1 of 7)

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 7)

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 7)

pa

1
/ (pɑː) /

noun

an informal word for father

British Dictionary definitions for pas (4 of 7)

pa

2

pah

/ (pɑː) /

noun NZ

a Māori village or settlement
history a Māori defensive position and settlement on a hilltop
go back to the pa to abandon city life in favour of rural life

Word Origin for pa

Māori

British Dictionary definitions for pas (5 of 7)

pa

3

the internet domain name for

Panama

British Dictionary definitions for pas (6 of 7)

Pa


the chemical symbol for

protactinium

symbol for

pascal

British Dictionary definitions for pas (7 of 7)

PA


abbreviation for

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Medicine definitions for pas (1 of 3)

PAS


abbr.

para-aminosalicylic acid
periodic acid-Schiff

Medicine definitions for pas (2 of 3)

Pa


The symbol for the elementprotactinium

Medicine definitions for pas (3 of 3)

PA


abbr.

physician's assistant
posteroanterior
pulmonary artery
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Science definitions for pas

Pa


Abbreviation of pascal
The symbol for protactinium.
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