from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A dressage technique in which the horse is made to course repeatedly over the same spot.
- n. A passing flirtation or romance: "How can it be that the sympathy between two people like ourselves . . . should end from one day to another like a mere passade?” ( Edith Wharton).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A pass or thrust.
- n. A turn or course of a horse backward or forward on the same spot of ground.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In fencing, a lunge forward with a sword, one foot being advanced at the same time.
- n. In the manège, a turn or course of the horse backward or forward on the same ground.
French, passado, passade, from Italian passata, from passare, to pass; see passage2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
There was not a dress that he did not copy from some old print, or a _passade_ that he did not indicate to the humblest member of the troop.