\ ˈpä How to pronounce pas (audio) \
plural pas\ ˈpä(z) How to pronounce pas (audio) \

Definition of pas

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the right of precedence
2 : a dance step or combination of steps

Definition of PAS (Entry 2 of 2)

para-aminosalicylic acid

Examples of pas in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Johnson also owns the Civil War record for longest pass reception (90 yards from Jason Maas, 1997). oregonlive, "Canzano: 123 Civil War football facts you need to know, if you don’t already," 27 Nov. 2019 Not all small festivals that require filmmakers to pay for their travel, accommodations and pass are suspect. Katie Kilkenny, The Hollywood Reporter, ""People Can Be Exploited": How Below-the-Radar Film Festivals Prey on Struggling Moviemakers," 31 Oct. 2019 Raines has 21 tackles in nine games this season, with 1.5 sacks and two pass break-ups. Pat Stoetzer,, "College Notebook: FSK grad Jake Gosselin leads Millersville men’s soccer to second straight conference title," 18 Nov. 2019 Saint Étienne et #Arsenal ont un accord global sur #Saliba mais n’arrivaient pas à trouver d’accord sur les bonus., "Tottenham Hijack Arsenal's William Saliba Deal With Superior €30m Offer," 12 July 2019 Moreover, Delpit possesses the outstanding ball skills to make an offense pay for targeting him, as evidenced by eight interceptions and 24 pass break-ups in his career. John Owning, Dallas News, "Film room: Potential immediate fixes for the Cowboys’ biggest offseason roster needs," 10 Jan. 2020 Jenkins was in the fourth season of a five-year, $62.5 million contract and was the Giants' top cornerback with 54 tackles, four interceptions and 14 pass break-ups while playing 98 percent of New York's defensive snaps in 2019. Mark Inabinett |, al, "Giants cut Janoris Jenkins after CB insults fan," 13 Dec. 2019 Incomplete pas on fourth-and-two from the 50, broken up by Thomas Graham Jr. -- Justin Herbert pass incomplete for CJ Verdell. oregonlive, "Rewinding Oregon Ducks’ 37-15 victory against Utah Utes in Pac-12 football championship game: Live updates recap," 7 Dec. 2019 Washington State tried its best to exploit Jones, who finished with 11 tackles (10 solo) and five pass break-ups (most in FBS this season). Jeff Metcalfe, azcentral, "Jack Jones, Kobe Williams give ASU more versatility in secondary," 24 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of pas


1707, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pas


French, from Latin passus step — more at pace

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14 Feb 2020

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“Pas.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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\ ˈpē-ˈā-ˈes How to pronounce PAS (audio) \

Medical Definition of PAS

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Medical Definition of PAS (Entry 2 of 2)

para-aminosalicylic acid

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