- Pacing is defined as repeatedly walking back and forth across.
An example of pacing is someone walking back and forth on the sidewalk in front of their house.
Variant 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 is 30 inches, or 36 inches for double time: the , 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 , about 5 ft
- the rate of speed in walking, running, etc.
- Sports 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
Origin of paceMiddle English pas ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin passus, a step, literally , a stretching out of the leg ; from past participle of pandere, to stretch out ; from Indo-European base an unverified form pet-, to stretch out from source fathom
transitive verbpaced, pacing
- 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)
- 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
change of pace
- variation in tempo or mood, in the presentation of acts in a variety show, etc.
- Baseball change-up
go through one's paces
keep pace (with)
- to go at the same speed (as)
- to maintain the same rate of progress, etc. (as)
off the pace
put through one's paces
set the pace
- to go at a speed that others try to equal, as in a race
- to do or be something for others to emulate