\ˈpä \
plural pas\ˈpä(z) \

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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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 L?amiti� entre nos deux peuples ne sera pas entach�e par l?irrespect et l?outrance., "French anger mounts after Trump says Paris needs more guns," 6 May 2018 The puck got to the Flyers defenseman after a cross-ice pass hit off Severson's skate. USA TODAY, "Hischier's late goal lifts Devils over Flyers 4-3," 1 Feb. 2018 La France paye une nouvelle fois le prix du sang mais ne cède pas un pouce aux ennemis de la liberté (2/2). Paulina Dedaj, Fox News, "Paris knife attacker claimed as 'soldier' of ISIS," 13 May 2018 L'amitié entre nos deux peuples ne sera pas entachée par l'irrespect et l'outrance. Ralph Ellis, CNN, "Trump angers France and Britain with his NRA speech," 5 May 2018 That said, there are moments when Unsane is captivating cinema, particularly one bracing, creepy, oddly cathartic pas des deux in a rubber room that lets Foy loose at full tilt. Richard Lawson, HWD, "Claire Foy Gives a Star Turn in Harrowing Unsane," 23 Mar. 2018 This treasured grand pas is a rite of passage for any principal dancer, and partners Sarah Lane and Herman Cornejo did not disappoint. Lauren Warnecke,, "American Ballet Theatre at the Harris: Misty Copeland and legacy works are highlights, newer work falls short," 23 Feb. 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 \

Medical Definition of PAS 

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Medical Definition of PAS (Entry 2 of 2)

para-aminosalicylic acid

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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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