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ˈpæs əntpas·sant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. passant(ip)adjective

    in walking position with right foreleg raised


  1. passantadjective

    Walking, usually to the right, and looking straight ahead with the right forepaw raised from the ground.

  2. passantadjective

    Currently in use; in vogue.

  3. Etymology: From passant, passant.


  1. passant

    Passant is a French term which means 'passing' or 'walking'. In heraldry, it is used to describe an animal, usually a lion or leopard, that is depicted walking with one forepaw raised. The term is often used in chess as well to describe a special pawn capturing move. Additionally, it can also refer to someone or something that is passing or transient.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Passantverb

    passing from one to another; in circulation; current

  2. Passantverb

    curs/ry, careless

  3. Passantverb

    surpassing; excelling

  4. Passantverb

    walking; -- said of any animal on an escutcheon, which is represented as walking with the dexter paw raised

  5. Etymology: [F., p. pr. of passer. See Pass, v. i.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Passant

    pas′ant, adj. (her.) walking. [Fr.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. passant

    A heraldic term, used to express the attitude of an animal in a walking position, with his head straight before him.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of passant in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of passant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    A dicotyledonous
    B jejune
    C tenebrous
    D askant

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