Definition of Pace in English :

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Pace meaning in English

Meaning of Pace in English

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see synonyms of pace


1. gait, pace

the rate of moving (especially walking or running)

2. footstep, pace, step, stride

the distance covered by a step

Example Sentences:
'he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig'

3. pace, rate

the relative speed of progress or change

Example Sentences:
'he lived at a fast pace'
'he works at a great rate'
'the pace of events accelerated'

4. pace, stride, tread

a step in walking or running

5. pace, tempo

the rate of some repeating event

6. pace, yard

a unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimeters; originally taken to be the average length of a stride


7. pace

walk with slow or fast paces

Example Sentences:
'He paced up and down the hall'

8. pace

go at a pace

Example Sentences:
'The horse paced'

9. pace, step

measure (distances) by pacing

Example Sentences:
'step off ten yards'

10. pace

regulate or set the pace of

Example Sentences:
'Pace your efforts'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of pace
a single step in walking
the distance covered by a step
a measure of length equal to the average length of a stride, approximately 3 feet
See also Roman pace, geometric pace, military pace
speed of movement, esp of walking or running
rate or style of proceeding at some activity
to live at a fast pace
manner or action of stepping, walking, etc; gait
any of the manners in which a horse or other quadruped walks or runs, the three principal paces being the walk, trot, and canter (or gallop)
a manner of moving, natural to the camel and sometimes developed in the horse, in which the two legs on the same side of the body are moved and put down at the same time
8. architecture
a step or small raised platform
9.  keep pace with
10.  put someone through his or her paces
11.  set the pace
12.  stand the pace
13. (transitive)
to set or determine the pace for, as in a race
14. (often foll by about, up and down, etc)
to walk with regular slow or fast paces, as in boredom, agitation, etc
to pace the room
15. (transitive; often foll by out)
to measure by paces
to pace out the distance
16. (intransitive)
to walk with slow regular strides
to pace along the street
17. (intransitive)
(of a horse) to move at the pace (the specially developed gait)
with due deference to: used to acknowledge politely someone who disagrees with the speaker or writer
noun acronym for (in England and Wales)
Police and Criminal Evidence Act

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see synonyms of pace
a step in walking, running, etc.; stride
a unit of linear measure, equal to the length of a step or stride, variously estimated at from 30 inches to 40 inches: the regulation military pace is 30 inches, or 36 inches for double time: the Roman pace, measured from the heel of one foot to the heel of the same foot in the next stride, was 5 Roman ft, or 58.1 inches, now known as a geometric pace, about 5 ft
the rate of speed in walking, running, etc.
b.  Sport
the speed of a ball, shuttlecock, etc.
rate of movement, progress, development, etc.
a particular way of walking, running, etc. (of a person or animal); gait; walk
the gait of a horse in which both legs on the same side are raised together
verb transitiveWord forms: paced or ˈpacing
to walk or stride back and forth across
to measure by paces
often with off
to train, develop, or guide the pace of (a horse)
to set the pace for (a runner, horse, etc.)
to regulate the rate of progress, development, etc. of
to go before and lead
to cover (a certain distance)
verb intransitive
to walk with slow or regular steps
to raise both legs on the same side at the same time in moving
said of a horse
with all due respect to
used in expressing polite disagreement

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of pace
1. A step made in walking; a stride.
2. A unit of length equal to 30 inches (0.76 meter).
3. The distance spanned by a step or stride, especially:
a. The modern version of the Roman pace, measuring five English feet. Also called geometric pace.
b. Thirty inches at quick marching time or 36 at double time.
c. Five Roman feet or 58.1 English inches, measured from the point at which the heel of one foot is raised to the point at which it is set down again after an intervening step by the other foot.
a. The rate of speed at which a person, animal, or group walks or runs.
b. The rate of speed at which an activity or movement proceeds.
5. A manner of walking or running: a jaunty pace.
6. A gait of a horse in which both feet on one side are lifted and put down together.
v. paced, pac·ing, pac·es
a. To walk or stride back and forth across: paced the floor nervously.
b. To measure (a space) by counting the number of steps needed to cover a distance.
c. To walk (a number of steps) in so measuring a space.
2. Sports
a. To set or regulate the rate of speed for (a race or a competitor in a race).
b. To lead (one's team or teammates) with a good performance: paced her team to a victory with 18 points.
3. To advance or develop (something) for a particular purpose or at a particular rate: paced the lectures so as not to overwhelm the students.
4. To train (a horse) in a particular gait, especially the pace.
1. To walk with long deliberate steps.
2. To go at the pace. Used of a horse or rider.
With the permission of; with deference to. Used to express polite or ironically polite disagreement: I have not, pace my detractors, entered into any secret negotiations.

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