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pace - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pace

Definition
(noun) the rate of moving (especially walking or running)
Synonyms : gait

Definition
(noun) the distance covered by a step
Synonyms : footstep , step , stride
Example Sentence
  • he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig

Definition
(noun) the relative speed of progress or change
Synonyms : rate
Example Sentence
  • he lived at a fast pace
  • he works at a great rate
  • the pace of events accelerated

Definition
(noun) a step in walking or running
Synonyms : stride , tread

Definition
(noun) the rate of some repeating event
Synonyms : tempo

Definition
(noun) a unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimeters; originally taken to be the average length of a stride
Synonyms : yard

Definition
(verb) walk with slow or fast paces
Example Sentence
  • He paced up and down the hall

Definition
(verb) go at a pace
Example Sentence
  • The horse paced

Definition
(verb) measure (distances) by pacing
Synonyms : step
Example Sentence
  • step off ten yards

Definition
(verb) regulate or set the pace of
Example Sentence
  • Pace your efforts

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