[pah-sey kawn-poh-zey] /pɑ seɪ kɔ̃ poʊˈzeɪ/
a grammatical construction of French consisting of the present tense of an auxiliary, either avoir or être, followed by a past participle and corresponding in function to both the English present perfect and the English simple past tenses.
[past, pahst] /pæst, pɑst/ adjective 1. having completed the act of . 2. having received a grade on an examination or test or successfully completed a school course, year, or program of study. 3. Finance. noting a dividend not paid at the usual dividend date. 4. U.S. Navy. having successfully completed an examination for promotion, […]
noun, Baseball. 1. a pitched ball that the catcher can reasonably be expected to catch but misses, resulting in a base runner’s or runners’ advancing one or more bases or in the batter’s reaching first base safely.
noun, Chess. 1. a pawn with no opposing pawn either on an adjacent file or on its own file.
[pas-uh l] /ˈpæs əl/ noun 1. a group or lot of indeterminate number: a passel of dignitaries. /ˈpæsəl/ noun 1. (informal or dialect, mainly US) a group or quantity of no fixed number n. 1835, dialectal variant of parcel (n.).