\ 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

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Joiner had 64 tackles as a senior team captain and during his final two seasons totaled 10 pass break-up, four interceptions and 8.5 tackles for loss. Edgar Thompson,, "Former Gator Tony Joiner charged with murdering wife," 9 June 2019 The latter is a cropped, ’90s faux-pas popularized by Old Navy and Abercrombie & Fitch and favored by over-imbibing Sigma Chis. Katharine K. Zarrella, WSJ, "Cargo Pants: The Most Hotly Contested Trend for Women," 14 May 2019 But apart from the movie itself, fans have also spotted some hilarious, accidental faux-pas throughout the film. Sara Delgado, Teen Vogue, "Fans Spotted Mistakes in Netflix's "The Princess Switch," Including Vanessa Hudgens's Body Double," 19 Nov. 2018 In the early- and mid-20th century, showing one's pregnant belly was treated as a faux-pas. Leah Bourne, Glamour, "The Big Business of Maternity Denim," 24 Aug. 2018 Jordan was credited with three pressures on 17 pass rush snaps by Pro Football Focus and given the highest pass-rush grade of any Seattle linemen. Bob Condotta, The Seattle Times, "Injury updates from Pete Carroll’s Monday press conference: Justin Britt should be back but Seahawks uncertain on Mychal Kendricks," 24 Sep. 2018 In a post-street-style world, being overdressed is no longer considered a faux-pas—whether that translates to formal pajamas for brunch, daytime tulle, or yes, bedazzled stilettos with jeans just because. Ana Colon, Glamour, "25 Pretty Heels to Wear Beyond Special Occasions," 30 Aug. 2018 Mais cela n’empêche pas d’avoir une conversation détendue – regardez jusqu’au bout. Jane Onyanga-omara, USA TODAY, "French President Emmanuel Macron chastises teen in viral video," 19 June 2018 Advice: If Seattle sticks and picks in the first round, Iowa's Josh Jackson seems like an ideal replacement for Sherman given his length (6-0, 196) and production (nation-best 8 INTs, 26 pass break-ups in 2017). Nate Davis, USA TODAY, "Three and out: Seattle Seahawks' 2018 NFL draft needs, prospect fits," 10 Apr. 2018

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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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\ 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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to take the place or position of

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