Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A step or dance.
  • n. The right to go before; precedence.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A pace; a step, as in a dance.
  • n. The right of going foremost; precedence.
  • n. Plural form of pa.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A pace; a step, as in a dance.
  • n. Right of going foremost; precedence.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete form of pass and pace.
  • n. A step, as in dancing or marching.
  • n. A dance: as, pas seul, a dance performed by one person; pas de deux, a dance by two persons.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (ballet) a step in dancing (especially in classical ballet)

Etymologies

French, from Old French, from Latin passus, step; see pace1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from French pas. (Wiktionary)

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