Definition of Pace

1. Noun. The rate of moving (especially walking or running).

Exact synonyms: Gait
Specialized synonyms: Quick Time, Double Time
Generic synonyms: Rate

2. Verb. Walk with slow or fast paces. "They pace up the hill"; "He paced up and down the hall"
Generic synonyms: Walk
Derivative terms: Pacing

3. Noun. The distance covered by a step. "He stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig"
Exact synonyms: Footstep, Step, Stride
Generic synonyms: Indefinite Quantity
Derivative terms: Step, Step, Step, Step, Stride, Stride

4. Verb. Go at a pace. "The horse paced"
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Specialized synonyms: Canter, Walk, Rack, Single-foot, Gallop
Derivative terms: Pacer

5. Noun. The relative speed of progress or change. "The pace of events accelerated"

6. Verb. Measure (distances) by pacing. "Step off ten yards"
Exact synonyms: Step
Generic synonyms: Measure, Quantify
Derivative terms: Step, Step, Step

7. Noun. A step in walking or running.
Exact synonyms: Stride, Tread
Group relationships: Walk, Walking
Generic synonyms: Step
Derivative terms: Stride, Stride, Tread

8. Verb. Regulate or set the pace of. "Pace your efforts"
Generic synonyms: Determine, Influence, Mold, Regulate, Shape
Derivative terms: Pacer

9. Noun. The rate of some repeating event.
Exact synonyms: Tempo
Specialized synonyms: Beats Per Minute, Bpm, M.m., Metronome Marking
Generic synonyms: Rate

10. Noun. A unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimeters; originally taken to be the average length of a stride.
Exact synonyms: Yard
Generic synonyms: Linear Measure, Linear Unit
Terms within: Foot, Ft
Group relationships: Perch, Pole, Rod, Chain, Lea, Fathom, Fthm

Definition of Pace

1. n. A single movement from one foot to the other in walking; a step.

2. v. i. To go; to walk; specifically, to move with regular or measured steps.

3. v. t. To walk over with measured tread; to move slowly over or upon; as, the guard paces his round.

Definition of Pace

1. Acronym. Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe ¹

2. Acronym. (British) Police and Criminal Evidence Act, 1984 ¹

3. Acronym. (US labor union) Paper, Allied Industrial, Chemical and Energy Workers International Union ¹

4. Noun. (obsolete) Passage, route. ¹

5. Noun. Way of stepping. ¹

6. Noun. Step. ¹

7. Noun. The collective noun for donkeys. ¹

8. Adjective. (cricket) Describing a bowler who bowls fast balls. ¹

9. Verb. Walk to and fro in a small space. ¹

10. Verb. Set the speed in a race. ¹

11. Verb. Measure by walking. ¹

12. Preposition. (context: formal) With all due respect to. ¹

13. Noun. Easter. ¹

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Definition of Pace

1. to walk with a regular step [v PACED, PACING, PACES]

Medical Definition of Pace

1. 1. A single movement from one foot to the other in walking; a step. 2. The length of a step in walking or marching, reckoned from the heel of one foot to the heel of the other; used as a unit in measuring distances; as, he advanced fifty paces. Ordinarily the pace is estimated at two and one half linear feet; but in measuring distances be stepping, the pace is extended to three feet (one yard) or to three and three tenths feet (one fifth of a rod). The regulation marching pace in the English and United States armies is thirty inches for quick time, and thirty-six inches for double time. The Roman pace (passus) was from the heel of one foot to the heel of the same foot when it next touched the ground, five Roman feet. 3. Manner of stepping or moving; gait; walk; as, the walk, trot, canter, gallop, and amble are paces of the horse; a swaggering pace; a quick pace. "To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day." (Shak) "In the military schools of riding a variety of paces are taught." (Walsh) 4. A slow gait; a footpace. 5. Specifically, a kind of fast amble; a rack. 6. Any single movement, step, or procedure. "The first pace necessary for his majesty to make is to fall into confidence with Spain." (Sir W. Temple) 7. A broad step or platform; any part of a floor slightly raised above the rest, as around an altar, or at the upper end of a hall. 8. A device in a loom, to maintain tension on the warp in pacing the web. Geometrical pace, the space from heel to heel between the spot where one foot is set down and that where the same foot is again set down, loosely estimated at five feet, or by some at four feet and two fifths. See Roman pace in the Note under def. 2. To keep, or hold, pace with, to keep up with; to go as fast as. "In intellect and attainments he kept pace with his age." Origin: OE. Pas, F. Pas, from L. Passus a step, pace, orig, a stretching out of the feet in walking; cf. Pandere, passum, to spread, stretch; perh. Akin to E. Patent. Cf. Pas, Pass. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pace

pacchionian bodies
pacchionian corpuscles
pacchionian depressions
pacchionian glands
pacchionian granulations
pace (current term)
pace car
pace cars
pace egg
pace eggs
pace lap
pace notes
pace setter
pace setters

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