Definitions for paceˈpeɪ si, ˈpɑ tʃeɪ; Lat. ˈpɑ kɛ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pacepeɪs(n.; v.)paced, pac•ing.

  1. (n.)a rate of movement, esp. in stepping, walking, etc.:

    to hike at a rapid pace.

  2. a rate of activity, progress, growth, etc.; tempo.

  3. any of various standard linear measures representing the space measured by a single step in walking.

    Category: Weights and Measures

  4. a single step.

  5. the distance covered in a step.

  6. a manner of stepping; gait.

  7. a gait of a horse or other animal in which the feet on the same side are lifted and put down together.

  8. (v.t.)to set or regulate the pace for, as in racing.

  9. to traverse with slow, regular steps.

  10. to measure by paces.

  11. to train to a certain pace:

    to pace a horse.

  12. (of a horse) to run (a distance) at a pace.

  13. (v.i.)to take slow, regular steps.

  14. to walk up and down.

  15. (of a horse) to go at a pace.

Origin of pace:

1250–1300; ME pas < OF < L passus step, pace =pad-, var. s. of pandere to spread (the legs, in walking)

pa•ceˈpeɪ si, ˈpɑ tʃeɪ; Lat. ˈpɑ kɛ(prep.)

  1. with all due respect to:

    I do not, pace my rivals, agree with their ideas.

Origin of pace:

1860–65; < L pāce in peace, by favor (abl. sing. of pāxpeace , favor, pardon, grace)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pace, gait(noun)

    the rate of moving (especially walking or running)

  2. footstep, pace, step, stride(noun)

    the distance covered by a step

    "he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig"

  3. pace, rate(noun)

    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. pace, stride, tread(noun)

    a step in walking or running

  5. tempo, pace(noun)

    the rate of some repeating event

  6. yard, pace(verb)

    a unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimeters; originally taken to be the average length of a stride

  7. pace(verb)

    walk with slow or fast paces

    "He paced up and down the hall"

  8. pace(verb)

    go at a pace

    "The horse paced"

  9. pace, step(verb)

    measure (distances) by pacing

    "step off ten yards"

  10. pace(verb)

    regulate or set the pace of

    "Pace your efforts"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. pace(noun)ˈpeɪ si, ˈpɑ tʃeɪ; Lat. ˈpɑ kɛ

    the speed at which sb or sth is moving

    We slowed our pace so that the kids could catch up.; Traveling alone lets you go at your own pace.

  2. paceˈpeɪ si, ˈpɑ tʃeɪ; Lat. ˈpɑ kɛ

    the speed at which sth happens or is done

    the pace of economic growth

  3. paceˈpeɪ si, ˈpɑ tʃeɪ; Lat. ˈpɑ kɛ

    to develop or progress at the same speed as

    Building has not kept pace with population growth.

  4. paceˈpeɪ si, ˈpɑ tʃeɪ; Lat. ˈpɑ kɛ

    a single step when you walk or run

    He took two paces forward.

  5. paceˈpeɪ si, ˈpɑ tʃeɪ; Lat. ˈpɑ kɛ

    to determine the level of quality, progress, etc. that is the standard

    a company that sets the pace for the rest of the industry

  6. pace(verb)ˈpeɪ si, ˈpɑ tʃeɪ; Lat. ˈpɑ kɛ

    to walk back an forth nervously

    a lion pacing in his cage

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pace(noun)

    a single movement from one foot to the other in walking; a step

  2. Pace(noun)

    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

  3. Pace(noun)

    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

  4. Pace(noun)

    a slow gait; a footpace

  5. Pace(noun)

    specifically, a kind of fast amble; a rack

  6. Pace(noun)

    any single movement, step, or procedure

  7. Pace(noun)

    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. Pace(noun)

    a device in a loom, to maintain tension on the warp in pacing the web

  9. Pace(verb)

    to go; to walk; specifically, to move with regular or measured steps

  10. Pace(verb)

    to proceed; to pass on

  11. Pace(verb)

    to move quickly by lifting the legs on the same side together, as a horse; to amble with rapidity; to rack

  12. Pace(verb)

    to pass away; to die

  13. Pace(verb)

    to walk over with measured tread; to move slowly over or upon; as, the guard paces his round

  14. Pace(verb)

    to measure by steps or paces; as, to pace a piece of ground

  15. Pace(verb)

    to develop, guide, or control the pace or paces of; to teach the pace; to break in


  1. Pace

    Pace is the suburban bus division of the Regional Transportation Authority in the Chicago metropolitan area. It was created in 1983 by the RTA Act, which established the formula that provides funding to CTA, Metra and Pace. In 2010, Pace had 35.077 million riders. Pace's headquarters are in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Pace is governed by a 13 member Board of Directors, 12 of which are current and former suburban mayors, with the other being the Commissioner of the [Chicago] Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, to represent the city's paratransit riders. The six counties that Pace serves are Cook, Lake, Will, Kane, McHenry and DuPage. Some of Pace's buses also go to Chicago and Indiana. In some areas, notably Evanston and Skokie, Pace and Chicago Transit Authority both serve the community. Many of Pace's hubs are located at CTA rail stations and Metra stations. CTA and Pace transit cards are valid on Pace, but Pace cards and passes are not valid on the CTA. Additionally, since CTA no longer issues transfers with cash bus fares, it no longer accepts Pace transfers, either, but Pace transfers remain good between Pace routes. Pace honors some, but not all CTA passes; CTA and Pace have established a new joint 7-day pass, in substitution for the CTA 7-day pass, which Pace no longer accepts. Metra fares are completely separate.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. pace

    For ground forces, the speed of a column or element regulated to maintain a prescribed average speed.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pace' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3220

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pace' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4306

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pace' in Nouns Frequency: #1259

Anagrams of pace

  1. EPCA

  2. cape

  3. APEC

Translations for pace

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a step

He took a pace forward.

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