What does pace mean?

Definitions for pace
ˈpeɪ si, ˈpɑ tʃeɪ; Lat. ˈpɑ kɛpace

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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"


  1. pace(n.)

    The rate of progress of any process or activity; as, the students ran at a rapid pace; the plants grew at a remarkable pace.

  2. Pace(v. t.)

    To measure by steps or paces; as, to pace a piece of ground. Often used with out; as, to pace out the distance.

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

  16. 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.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pace

    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.]

  2. Pace

    pā′sē, prep. with or by the leave of (expressing disagreement courteously). [L., abl. of pax, peace.]

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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. pace

    A measure, often used for reconnoitring objects. The common pace is 2-1/2 feet, or half the geometrical pace. The pace is also often roughly assumed as a yard.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. pace

    (Lat. passus). In its modern acceptation, is the distance, when the legs are extended in walking, between the heel of one foot and that of the other. Among disciplined men the pace becomes one of constant length, and as such is of the utmost value in determining military movements, the relative distances of corps and men being fixed by the number of paces marched, and so on. The pace varies in different countries; in the United States it is 28 inches direct step, and 33 double step; in Great Britain 30 inches direct step, and 33 double step. With the Romans the pace had a different signification; the single extension of the legs was not with them a pace (passus), but a step (gradus); their pace being the interval between the mark of a heel and the next mark of the same heel, or a double step. This pace was equivalent to 4.84 English feet.

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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 for pace »

  1. EPCA

  2. cape

  3. APEC

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pace in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pace in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of pace in a Sentence

  1. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Adopt the pace of nature.

  2. Michelle Daisley:

    The pace of change is too slow.

  3. Arati Prabhakar:

    Pace today matters on every scale.

  4. David Stockton:

    We're still running well above that pace.

  5. Craig Snyder:

    You need to keep up your pace for training.

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  • سرعةArabic
  • аҙымBashkir
  • amb tot el respecte perCatalan, Valencian
  • krokCzech
  • Pass, Schritt, Geschwindigkeit, Tempo, PassgangGerman
  • ρυθμός, βήμαGreek
  • paŝoEsperanto
  • paso, trote, galope, ritmo, con todo respeto, con el debido respetoSpanish
  • askel, tahti, passi, liike, askellaji, jalkatyö, askelpari, laumaFinnish
  • tempo, pas, arpenter, rythme, trainFrench
  • lépésHungarian
  • քայլArmenian
  • 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
  • passNorwegian
  • chodzić tam i z powrotem, tempo, krokPolish
  • passoPortuguese
  • 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
  • mwendoSwahili
  • வேகம்Tamil
  • крокUkrainian

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