Pace definition

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A step made in walking; a stride.
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With all due respect to.
preposition
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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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The distance spanned by a step or stride, especially:
  • The modern version of the Roman pace, measuring five English feet.
  • Thirty inches at quick marching time or 36 at double time.
  • 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.
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A unit of length equal to 30 inches (0.76 meter).
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To train (a horse) in a particular gait, especially the pace.
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A step in walking, running, etc.; stride.
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To measure by paces.
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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.
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Rate of movement, progress, development, etc.
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A particular way of walking, running, etc. (of a person or animal); gait; walk.
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To walk or stride back and forth across.
verb
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To train, develop, or guide the pace of (a horse)
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To go before and lead.
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To walk with slow or regular steps.
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A manner of walking or running.

A jaunty pace.

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Pace is the rate of speed or a single step taken when walking.

An example of pace is when change comes slowly.

An example of pace is one step taken.

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To pace is defined as to repeatedly walk the same path over and over or to regulate the progress of something.

An example of pace is when you walk back and forth in your hall as you wait for your wife to get ready to leave.

An example of pace is when you slowly complete a book.

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A gait of a horse in which both feet on one side are lifted and put down together.
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The rate of speed at which a person, animal, or group walks or runs.
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The rate of speed at which an activity or movement proceeds.
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To walk or stride back and forth across.

Paced the floor nervously.

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To measure (a space) by counting the number of steps needed to cover a distance.
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To walk (a number of steps) in so measuring a space.
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To set or regulate the rate of speed for (a race or a competitor in a race).
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To lead (one's team or teammates) with a good performance.

Paced her team to a victory with 18 points.

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To go at the pace. Used of a horse or rider.
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The gait of a horse in which both legs on the same side are raised together.
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The rate of speed in walking, running, etc.
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(sports) The speed of a ball, shuttlecock, etc.
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To cover (a certain distance)
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To set the pace for (a runner, horse, etc.)
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To regulate the rate of progress, development, etc. of, esp. so as to conserve energy or resources.
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To raise both legs on the same side at the same time in moving.
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Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
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(UK) Police and Criminal Evidence Act, 1984
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(US, labor union) Paper, Allied Industrial, Chemical and Energy Workers International Union.
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A CDP in Florida.
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To advance or develop (something) for a particular purpose or at a particular rate.

Paced the lectures so as not to overwhelm the students.

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To walk with long deliberate steps.
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pace (oneself)
  • To move or make progress at a sensible or moderate rate.
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change of pace
  • variation in tempo, mood, routine, etc.
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go through one's paces
  • to show one's abilities, skills, etc.
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keep pace (with)
  • to go at the same speed (as)
  • to maintain the same rate of progress, etc. (as)
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off the pace
  • behind the leader; out of first place
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put through one's paces
  • to test one's ability, skills, etc.
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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
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
pace
Plural:
paces

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

go through one's paces
keep pace (with)
off the pace
put through one's paces

Origin of pace

  • Middle English from Old French pas from Latin passus from past participle of pandere to stretch, spread out petə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin pāce ablative of pāx peace pag- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition