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Pace meaning

pace - 21 dictionary results

  1. 1. measure ( distances) by pacing; " step off ten yards"
  2. 2. walk with slow or fast paces; " He paced up and down the hall"
  3. 3. go at a pace; " The horse paced"
  4. 4. A single movement from one foot to the other in walking; a step.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. A slow gait; a footpace.
  7. 7. Specifically, a kind of fast amble; a rack.
  8. 8. Any single movement, step, or procedure.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. A device in a loom, to maintain tension on the warp in pacing the web.
  11. 11. To go; to walk; specifically, to move with regular or measured steps.
  12. 12. To proceed; to pass on.
  13. 13. To move quickly by lifting the legs on the same side together, as a horse; to amble with rapidity; to rack.
  14. 14. To pass away; to die.
  15. 15. To walk over with measured tread; to move slowly over or upon; as, the guard paces his round.
  16. 16. To measure by steps or paces; as, to pace a piece of ground.
  17. 17. To develop, guide, or control the pace or paces of; to teach the pace; to break in.
  18. 18. 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.
  19. 19. A step; measure of thirty inches; gait; amble.
  20. 20. To measure by steps; walk over to and fro.
  21. 21. To walk; amble.

pace - examples of usage

  1. He rose and began, as usual, to pace up and down the room. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. The Old Man, who was standing next to the Second Mate, took a pace towards him, and stopped and stared; but it was the Second who spoke. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  3. Carpenter got up, and began to pace the room. - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
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