impasse

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

[1851] Borrowing from French impasse, from in- + passer.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

impasse (plural impasses)

  1. a road with no exit; a cul-de-sac
  2. a deadlock or stalemate situation in which no progress can be made
    • 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter XIV:
      “It seems to me the thing's an impasse. French expression,” I explained, “meaning that we're stymied good and proper with no hope of finding a formula.”
    • 2010, Clare Vanderpool, Moon Over Manifest
      "Young man, this town is at a bit of an impasse. If you have any suggestion that might help, now would be the time to voice it."

Translations[edit]

External links[edit]

  • impasse at OneLook Dictionary Search

References[edit]

  1. ^ the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Concise Oxford English Dictionary
  3. 3.0 3.1 impasse” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

im- +‎ passe

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

impasse f (plural impasses)

  1. stalemate, impasse (situation in which no progress can be made; not used in the chess sense of stalemate)
  2. dead-end; cul-de-sac (street)

External links[edit]


Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

impasse f (invariable)

  1. impasse, dead-end, deadlock, stalemate

Synonyms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

impasse m (plural impasses)

  1. impasse (a situation in which no progress can be made)