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PAS

abbr.
para-aminosalicylic acid

pas

 (pä)
n. pl. pas (pä)
1. A step or dance.
2. The right to go before; precedence.

[French, from Old French, from Latin passus, step; see pace1.]

pas

(pɑː; French )
n, pl pas (pɑːz; French )
1. (Ballet) a dance step or movement, esp in ballet
2. rare the right to precede; precedence
[C18: French, literally: step]

PAS

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

pas

(pɑ)

n., pl. pas (pɑ, pɑz)
1. a step or series of steps in ballet.
2. right of precedence.
[1695–1705; < French < Latin passus. See pace1]

pas

(step) A complete leg movement walking or dancing, also a solo or a dance for a certain number as pas de seul (one), de deux (two), de trois (three), de quatre (four).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pas - (ballet) a step in dancing (especially in classical ballet)pas - (ballet) a step in dancing (especially in classical ballet)
step - the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down; "he walked with unsteady steps"
ballet, concert dance - a theatrical representation of a story that is performed to music by trained dancers
Translations
References in classic literature ?
"Du sublime (he saw something sublime in himself) au ridicule il n'y a qu'un pas,"* said he.
Well, when it 'uz a little pas' midnight, as I reckoned, en I had come fifteen or twenty mile, I see de lights o' a steamboat layin' at de bank, whah dey warn't no town en no woodyard, en putty soon I ketched de shape o' de chimbly tops ag'in' de stars, en den good gracious me, I 'most jumped out o' my skin for joy!
"Il ne faut pas faire mal a Pauline." She was saying it aloud --"faire mal a Pauline."