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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. a step in walking or running
  4. the relative speed of progress or change; " he lived at a fast pace"; " he works at a great rate"; " the pace of events accelerated"
  5. a unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91. 44 centimeters; originally taken to be the average length of a stride
  6. the rate of some repeating event
  7. measure by pacing, as of distances
  8. measure by pacing, as of a room
  9. regulate or set the pace of; " Pace your efforts"
  10. measure ( distances) by pacing; " step off ten yards"
  11. walk with slow or fast paces; " He paced up and down the hall"
  12. go at a pace; " The horse paced"
  13. A single movement from one foot to the other in walking; a step.
  14. 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.
  15. A slow gait; a footpace.
  16. Specifically, a kind of fast amble; a rack.
  17. Any single movement, step, or procedure.
  18. 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.
  19. A device in a loom, to maintain tension on the warp in pacing the web.
  20. To go; to walk; specifically, to move with regular or measured steps.
  21. To proceed; to pass on.
  22. To move quickly by lifting the legs on the same side together, as a horse; to amble with rapidity; to rack.
  23. To pass away; to die.
  24. To walk over with measured tread; to move slowly over or upon; as, the guard paces his round.
  25. To measure by steps or paces; as, to pace a piece of ground.
  26. To develop, guide, or control the pace or paces of; to teach the pace; to break in.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. To measure by steps; to walk over with long, even steps; to train to go at a certain gait.
  30. To walk with long, regular steps; to go at a swaying gait, as a horse.
  31. 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.
  32. To measure by steps: to cause to progress: to regulate in motion.
  33. To walk: to walk slowly: to amble.
  34. PACER.
  35. A step; measure of thirty inches; gait; amble.
  36. To measure by steps; walk over to and fro.
  37. To walk; amble.
  38. To walk with regular steps; measure by strides; move, as a horse, by lifting both feet on the same side at once.
  39. A step in walking.
  40. A measure of length; 3 feet.
  41. The movement by a horse of both feet on the same side together.
  42. 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.
  43. To measure by steps; to regulate in motion.
  44. To go; to walk; to move; to move slowly; to amble.
  45. 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.
  46. To measure by steps or paces; to walk slowly or deliberately.
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Usage examples for pace

  1. And still keeping his even pace, the man moved farther from her side. – Princess Maritza by Percy Brebner
  2. " 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
  3. Two Indians pace the lodge.... – The Maid of the Whispering Hills by Vingie E. Roe
  4. 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
  5. He stepped a long light pace forward. – Ronicky Doone by Max Brand
  6. It proved to be none other than Mrs. Pace. – Molly Brown's Orchard Home by Nell Speed
  7. Left to himself and in a rage Rance began to pace the floor. – The Girl of the Golden West by David Belasco
  8. It was like he used to do, pace up and down in front of her. – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  9. The coast- guard looked neither to one side nor the other, but ran on at the pace of one who had run far and knows that he cannot afford to lose his breath; for his night's work was only begun. – The Last Hope by Henry Seton Merriman
  10. 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
  11. Women must train themselves to keep pace with men. – The Truth About Woman by C. Gasquoine Hartley
  12. 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
  13. He saw Redworth coming at a quick pace. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  14. He stepped off a pace to look at it. – The Dude Wrangler by Caroline Lockhart
  15. She stepped back a pace or two, and the children, before they guessed her purpose, saw her flash past them and leap. – Major Vigoureux by A. T. Quiller-Couch
  16. He was always ready and able to mend his pace. – Bunyan Characters First Series by Alexander Whyte
  17. There is- He started forward a pace or two. – Rainbow's End by Rex Beach
  18. Then he started running, Tommy keeping pace. – Frank of Freedom Hill by Samuel A. Derieux
  19. 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
  20. 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
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