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Definitions of pace

  1. the rate of moving ( especially walking or running)
  2. go at a pace, as of a horse
  3. the relative speed of progress or change; " he lived at a fast pace"; " he works at a great rate"; " the pace of events accelerated"
  4. a unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91. 44 centimeters; originally taken to be the average length of a stride
  5. the rate of some repeating event
  6. measure by pacing, as of distances
  7. measure by pacing, as of a room
  8. regulate or set the pace of; " Pace your efforts"
  9. measure ( distances) by pacing; " step off ten yards"
  10. walk with slow or fast paces; " He paced up and down the hall"
  11. go at a pace; " The horse paced"
  12. A single movement from one foot to the other in walking; a step.
  13. 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.
  14. A slow gait; a footpace.
  15. Specifically, a kind of fast amble; a rack.
  16. Any single movement, step, or procedure.
  17. 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.
  18. A device in a loom, to maintain tension on the warp in pacing the web.
  19. To go; to walk; specifically, to move with regular or measured steps.
  20. To proceed; to pass on.
  21. To move quickly by lifting the legs on the same side together, as a horse; to amble with rapidity; to rack.
  22. To pass away; to die.
  23. To walk over with measured tread; to move slowly over or upon; as, the guard paces his round.
  24. To measure by steps or paces; as, to pace a piece of ground.
  25. To develop, guide, or control the pace or paces of; to teach the pace; to break in.
  26. 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.
  27. A step; the space covered by a step in walking; as, he went twenty paces; gait, or manner of moving, such as a trot, gallop, etc.; a certain swaying gait of a horse; rate of speed; as, to keep up the pace.
  28. To measure by steps; to walk over with long, even steps; to train to go at a certain gait.
  29. To walk with long, regular steps; to go at a swaying gait, as a horse.
  30. A stride: ( mil.) the space left between the feet in one step, measured from heel to heel, and varying from 80 to 86 inches: a step: space between the feet in ordinary walking, 2 1/ 2 feet: gait: rate of motion ( of a man or beast): mode of stepping in horses in which the legs on the same side are lifted together: amble.
  31. To measure by steps: to cause to progress: to regulate in motion.
  32. To walk: to walk slowly: to amble.
  33. PACER.
  34. A step; measure of thirty inches; gait; amble.
  35. To measure by steps; walk over to and fro.
  36. To walk; amble.
  37. To walk with regular steps; measure by strides; move, as a horse, by lifting both feet on the same side at once.
  38. A step in walking.
  39. A measure of length; 3 feet.
  40. The movement by a horse of both feet on the same side together.
  41. The space between the two feet in stepping, or 2 1/ 2 feet; a lineal measure, usually reckoned at thirty inches from heel to heel; manner of walking or stepping; gait; degree of celerity.
  42. To measure by steps; to regulate in motion.
  43. To go; to walk; to move; to move slowly; to amble.
  44. A step; a stride or stretch between the two feet in walking, equal to about two and a half feet; a measure of five feet; manner of walking; a particular movement which horses are taught; degree of celerity.
  45. To measure by steps or paces; to walk slowly or deliberately.

Usage examples for pace

  1. And still keeping his even pace, the man moved farther from her side. – Princess Maritza by Percy Brebner
  2. Debra walked a pace behind me, Lil a pace before, all the way through the crowd to Adventureland. – Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow
  3. " I'm sorry," I answered, " but the journey will need nearer three, unless we travel at the King's pace or the Duke of Monmouth's." – Simon Dale by Anthony Hope
  4. Women must train themselves to keep pace with men. – The Truth About Woman by C. Gasquoine Hartley
  5. It was like he used to do, pace up and down in front of her. – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  6. Too much pace isn't good for Pat, no how; he'll never do no good, you'll see, when he comes to have so much of his own way. – The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope
  7. He stepped a long light pace forward. – Ronicky Doone by Max Brand
  8. He stepped off a pace to look at it. – The Dude Wrangler by Caroline Lockhart
  9. The comfort is that we're not likely to do it to any one, at our pace. – Moor Fires by E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
  10. Without wasting time in questioning her, Anstice motioned to the speaker to lead the way; which she did accordingly, hurrying up the black oak staircase at a surprising pace; and giving Anstice no time to do more than glance at the artistic treasures which were in evidence on every side. – Afterwards by Kathlyn Rhodes
  11. He saw Redworth coming at a quick pace. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  12. Then he started running, Tommy keeping pace. – Frank of Freedom Hill by Samuel A. Derieux
  13. Very soon after, they saw the giant coming at a great pace in his wonderful boots; but he took such long steps that he passed right over their heads. – Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1 by Edward William Cole
  14. There is- He started forward a pace or two. – Rainbow's End by Rex Beach
  15. He was always ready and able to mend his pace. – Bunyan Characters First Series by Alexander Whyte
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