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Oh yes, technique has definitely advanced. But you never advance without losing something en passant, and you lose it because you're paying so much attention to the new thing.
Ninette de Valois

Meaning of "en passant" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD EN PASSANT

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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF EN PASSANT

en passant  [ɒn pæˈsɑːnt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EN PASSANT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
En passant is an adverb.
The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES EN PASSANT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

En passant

En passant is a move in chess. It is a special pawn capture, which can only occur immediately after a pawn moves two ranks forward from its starting position, and an enemy pawn could have captured it had the pawn moved only one square forward. The opponent captures the just-moved pawn "as it passes" through the first square. The resulting position is the same as if the pawn had moved only one square forward and the enemy pawn had captured it normally. The en passant capture must be made at the very next turn, or the right to do so is lost. It is the only occasion in chess in which a piece is captured but is not replaced on its square by the capturing piece. Like any other move, if an en passant capture is the only legal move available, it must be made. En passant capture is a common theme in chess compositions. The en passant capture rule was added in the 15th century when the rule that gave pawns an initial double-step move was introduced. It prevents a pawn from using the two-square advance to pass an adjacent enemy pawn without the risk of being captured.

Definition of en passant in the English dictionary

The definition of en passant in the dictionary is in passing: in chess, said of capturing a pawn that has made an initial move of two squares to its fourth rank, bypassing the square where an enemy pawn on its own fifth rank could capture it. The capture is made as if the captured pawn had moved one square instead of two.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EN PASSANT


an´t
ɑːnt
aren´t
ɑːnt
aunt
ɑːnt
can´t
kɑːnt
chant
tʃɑːnt
courant
kʊˈrɑːnt
courante
kʊˈrɑːnt
debutant
ˈdɛbjʊˌtɑːnt
debutante
ˈdɛbjʊˌtɑːnt
eggplant
ˈɛɡˌplɑːnt
enchant
ɪnˈtʃɑːnt
galant
ɡəˈlɑːnt
gant
ɡɑːnt
grant
ɡrɑːnt
implant
ɪmˈplɑːnt
intrigante
ˈɪntrɪˌɡɑːnt
plant
plɑːnt
slant
slɑːnt
transplant
trænsˈplɑːnt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EN PASSANT

en attendant
en bloc
en brochette
en brosse
en clair
en dash
en face
en famille
en garde
en masse
en papillote
en pension
en plein
en prise
en rapport
en route
en rule
en suite
enable
enablement

WORDS THAT END LIKE EN PASSANT

antidepressant
appetite depressant
confessant
croissant
depressant
discussant
immunodepressant
immunosuppressant
impuissant
incessant
introgressant
jessant
Maupassant
naissant
Ouessant
passant
percussant
pissant
pleasant
puissant
suppressant

Synonyms and antonyms of en passant in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «EN PASSANT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «en passant» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of en passant

Translation of «en passant» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EN PASSANT

Find out the translation of en passant to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of en passant from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «en passant» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

顺便
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

en passant
570 millions of speakers

English

en passant
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रास्ते में
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عابرة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

мимоходом
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

en passant
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এন পাসেন্ট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

en passant
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

En passant
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

en passant
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

パッサンエン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

옆모습 엔
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

En passant
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

en passant
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

En passant
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एन पासंट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

En passant
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

en passant
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

en passant
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

мимохідь
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

en passant
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εν παρόδω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

en passant
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

en passant
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

en passant
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of en passant

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EN PASSANT»

The term «en passant» is quite widely used and occupies the 24.668 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EN PASSANT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about en passant

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QUOTES WITH «EN PASSANT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word en passant.
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Ninette de Valois
Oh yes, technique has definitely advanced. But you never advance without losing something en passant, and you lose it because you're paying so much attention to the new thing.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EN PASSANT»

Discover the use of en passant in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to en passant and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Poetics en Passant: Redefining the Relationship Between ...
Poetics en passant presents a cross-Channel poetics to redefine the relationship between Victorian and Modern poetry.
Anne Jamison, 2009
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En passant
Four individual sections are interwoven to create a rich textual body of haunting, sharp and very sexual poetry for the senses.Listen for what 'rustles' in Ross's poetry - the creatures of the emotions: precarious, secret, burning, lethal, ...
Zan Ross, 2003
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Principles of Medical Physiology
Synapse en passant in smooth muscle Unlike the motor endplate of a skeletal muscle fiber, smooth muscles do not show any specialization at their site of contact with the axon. Moreover, the axon innervating smooth muscle does not end at ...
Sabyasachi Sircar, 2008
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Willy Ronis: "La vie en passant"
This book is an overview of the most famous images by the renowned French master photographer, whose work is imbued with deep humanity.
Willy Ronis, Sylvia Böhmer, Matthias Harder, 2004
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Development of Neural Circuitry
Nonetheless, another class of synapses, en passant synapses, provides a way of developmentally differentiating between short‐range guidance events, such as synaptic targeting, and bona fide synapse formation. Unlike terminal button ...
‎2009
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Chess For Dummies
En passant comes with a few details you want to note. They include the following: The captured pawn must move two squares for en passant to be valid. If you don't capture right away, you lose the right to do so. You aren't required to capture ...
James Eade, 2011
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Intellectual Properties and the Protection of Fictional ...
it is the source-denoting function of EN PASSANT which causes us to call EN PASSANT a species instead of a genus . . . [Sluppose Chessco's EN PASSANT has 81 instead of 64 squares. When a consumer calls for EN PASSANT, he may now ...
Dorothy J. Howell, 1990
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Natal Agriculture Journal
the quality and quantity of Natal grasses, and the quantity of land available in the Colony for horse breeding. " En Passant " not having questioned my remarks on the latter point, I therefore presume that he agrees with me that the portion of the  ...
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The Glutamate Receptors
The small filopodial or en passant terminals make synapses onto local circuit interneurons primarily located within the stratum lucidum (5). Scale bar, 100 μm. Left lower: Camera lucida drawings of Golgi-impregnated MFs illustrate that the ...
Robert W. Gereau, Geoffrey Swanson, 2008
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The Minstrel with the Selfsame Song: And Other Poems
And Other Poems Charles August Fisher. Oh, ye carkers on the shore and Oh, ye clods upon the moorland, — Here's the Rest for which ye long! — En passant, en passant. Still for worthless baubles strive ye, Cunning vanities contrive ye; Till ...
Charles August Fisher, 1903

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EN PASSANT»

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Grimm Fairy Tales Presents: Wonderland #37 Review
The Terror is still on the loose and the En Passant remains bound to his neck. He cannot remove it by himself, but the Red Rabbit's employer ... «The Fandom Post, Jul 15»
2
Revivez le baptême royal en vidéo
De l'arrivée de la petite famille à pied à la tenue du prince George en passant par la liste des invités, tous les détails du baptême de la ... «Gala, Jul 15»
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De l'art de porter le short au bureau
Le short-bermuda est la star de la saison et se décline dans toutes les matières, du cuir au coton, en passant par le chambray. On le porte ... «Madame Figaro, Jul 15»
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Congo Brazzaville : La population de Dolisie déterminée à soutenir …
S'engageant à soutenir la démarche pour une nouvelle constitution en passant par le dialogue, elles ont prôné le dialogue comme gage de ... «Alwihda Info, Jul 15»
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Clutching at drachmas?
... euro was irrevocable, while the Greeks threatened to leave and blow up the eurozone en passant. In a comic twist of position, the europhiles ... «Times of Malta, Jul 15»
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McCarron, un projet accéléré
Il a ajouté une corde importante à son arc en passant une bonne partie de l'année à la position de centre. Sur le plan offensif, l'Américain a ... «Le Journal de Montréal, Jul 15»
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Le retour d'un «Songe» de rêve
D'Allyson McHardy (Hippolyta), au formidable Trinity Boys Choir de David Swinson, en passant par Scott Conner (Theseus), Rupert ... «Le Temps, Jul 15»
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Crise de la Grèce : "Et maintenant on fait quoi ?" s'interroge la …
... toute seule comme une grande .... comme un peu quand les enfants quittent papa et maman.... eh oui il faut bosser dur ... en passant honte à Bruxelles . «TF1, Jul 15»
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La pop-culture japonaise fait le plein à Japan Expo
... et jusqu'à dimanche soir, pour une immersion dans la culture japonaise, des mangas aux cours de cuisine en passant par les jeux vidéo. «RFI, Jul 15»
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Littérature sans frontières
... des films documentaires sur des sujets aussi divers que la bio-éthique, les néo-fondamentalismes juifs, chrétiens et musulmans, en passant ... «RFI, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. En passant [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/en-passant>. Jan 2022 ».
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