Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun (ballet) a step in dancing (especially in classical ballet)

Etymologies

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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Borrowing from French pas.

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