from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Throughout or frequently; here and there. Used in textual annotation to indicate that something, such as a word or passage, occurs frequently in the work cited.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. throughout or frequently
- adv. here and there
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Here and there; everywhere.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Here and there; in many different places; everywhere.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. used to refer to cited works
Latin, from passus, past participle of pandere, to scatter, spread out; see petə- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Latin passim ("here and there, everywhere"). (Wiktionary)