passé

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See also: passe, Passe, pâssé, Pässe, and påsse

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French passé (passed, past participle of passer (to pass)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

passé (comparative more passé, superlative most passé)

  1. (colloquial) Dated; out of style; old-fashioned.
  2. Past one's prime; worn; faded.
    • 1939 November, “Pertinent Paragraphs: The Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Light Railway”, in Railway Magazine, page 357:
      The coaching stock is in general in a very passé condition, but the ex-royal saloon, though needing a coat of paint outside, as another photograph shows, is spotless inside.

Usage notes[edit]

As in French, passée is sometimes used for the feminine: "a passée belle".

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Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

passé (plural passés)

  1. (fencing) An attack that passes the target without hitting.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɑ.se/, /pa.se/
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Noun[edit]

passé m (plural passés)

  1. past tense
  2. past (opposite of future)

Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

passé (feminine singular passée, masculine plural passés, feminine plural passées)

  1. past
  2. (used with certain temporal nouns) last
    la semaine passée ; l'année passée, l’an passé ; l'hiver passélast week; last year; last winter
    Synonym: dernier

Derived terms[edit]

Participle[edit]

passé (feminine singular passée, masculine plural passés, feminine plural passées)

  1. past participle of passer

Further reading[edit]

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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French passé.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

passé (indeclinable, predicative only)

  1. past, over
    Synonyms: vorbei, vergangen

Declension[edit]

Only used predicatively. Indeclinable, predicative-only.


Ladin[edit]

Verb[edit]

passé m (pl passés, f passeda, fpl passedes)

  1. Alternative form of passer
  2. past participle of passer

Louisiana Creole French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French passer (to pass), compare Haitian Creole pase.

Verb[edit]

passé

  1. to pass

References[edit]

  • Alcée Fortier, Louisiana Folktales

Piedmontese[edit]

Verb[edit]

passé

  1. to pass

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French passé.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

passé (not comparable)

  1. outdated, outmoded, passé, unfashionable
    Synonyms: miniony, niemodny, nienowoczesny, przebrzmiały, stary

Declension[edit]

Indeclinable.

Further reading[edit]

  • passé in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • passé in Polish dictionaries at PWN