the rate of moving (especially walking or running)
footstep, pace, step, stride(noun)
the distance covered by a step
"he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig"
the relative speed of progress or change
"he lived at a fast pace"; "he works at a great rate"; "the pace of events accelerated"
pace, stride, tread(noun)
a step in walking or running
the rate of some repeating event
a unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimeters; originally taken to be the average length of a stride
walk with slow or fast paces
"He paced up and down the hall"
go at a pace
"The horse paced"
measure (distances) by pacing
"step off ten yards"
regulate or set the pace of
"Pace your efforts"
The rate of progress of any process or activity; as, the students ran at a rapid pace; the plants grew at a remarkable pace.
To measure by steps or paces; as, to pace a piece of ground. Often used with out; as, to pace out the distance.
a single movement from one foot to the other in walking; a step
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
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
a slow gait; a footpace
specifically, a kind of fast amble; a rack
any single movement, step, or procedure
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
a device in a loom, to maintain tension on the warp in pacing the web
to go; to walk; specifically, to move with regular or measured steps
to proceed; to pass on
to move quickly by lifting the legs on the same side together, as a horse; to amble with rapidity; to rack
to pass away; to die
to walk over with measured tread; to move slowly over or upon; as, the guard paces his round
to measure by steps or paces; as, to pace a piece of ground
to develop, guide, or control the pace or paces of; to teach the pace; to break in
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.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pās, n. a stride: the space between the feet in walking, 30 inches, a step: gait: rate of walking (of a man or beast): rate of speed in movement or work, often applied to fast living: mode of stepping in horses in which the legs on the same side are lifted together: amble: (obs.) a passage.—v.t. to measure by steps: to cause to progress: to train in walking or stepping.—v.i. to walk: to walk slowly: to amble.—adj. Paced, having a certain pace or gait.—ns. Pace′-mak′er, one who sets the pace, as in a race; Pac′er, one who paces: a horse whose usual gait is a pace.—Keep, or Hold, pace with, to go as fast as: to keep up with. [Fr. pas—L. passus, a step—pandĕre, passum, to stretch.]
pā′sē, prep. with or by the leave of (expressing disagreement courteously). [L., abl. of pax, peace.]
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
For ground forces, the speed of a column or element regulated to maintain a prescribed average speed.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'pace' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3220
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'pace' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4306
Rank popularity for the word 'pace' in Nouns Frequency: #1259
The numerical value of pace in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of pace in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Adopt the pace of nature.
Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience.
I would like to see a fast pace and have us be about 10 lengths behind, hopefully the pace comes apart at the seams and we can pick them up.
Quiet minds can't be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.
In an accelerator, you’re moving at a very fast pace, but back home your team is going at a more normal pace, as a startup with teams in two different countries, you need to be proactive about keeping them aligned.
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Translations for pace
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- amb tot el respecte perCatalan, Valencian
- Pass, Schritt, Geschwindigkeit, Tempo, PassgangGerman
- ρυθμός, βήμαGreek
- paso, trote, galope, ritmo, con todo respeto, con el debido respetoSpanish
- askel, tahti, passi, liike, askellaji, jalkatyö, askelpari, laumaFinnish
- tempo, pas, arpenter, rythme, trainFrench
- ペース, 歩調, 歩測, だく足, 歩幅, 側対歩, 速度, 速度を保つ, アンブルJapanese
- passus, paceLatin
- gaita, solisLatvian
- toihā, whetokoMāori
- skritt, steg, skritte opp, taktNorwegian
- steg, stege opp, taktNorwegian Nynorsk
- chodzić tam i z powrotem, tempo, krokPolish
- umbla, ritm, tempo, pasRomanian
- расхаживать, темп, шаг, походка, задавать темп, измерять шагами, поступь, иноходь, прохаживаться, шагать, скорость, аллюр, при всём моём уважении, при всём уваженииRussian
- hitrost, korakSlovene
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