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Noun: pace  peys
  1. The rate of moving (especially walking or running)
    - gait
  2. The distance covered by a step
    "he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig";
    - footstep, step, stride
  3. The relative speed of progress or change
    "he lived at a fast pace"; "the pace of events accelerated";
    - rate
  4. A step in walking or running
    - stride, tread
  5. The rate of some repeating event
    - tempo
  6. A unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimetres; originally taken to be the average length of a stride
    - yard
Verb: pace  peys
  1. Walk with slow or fast paces
    "He paced up and down the hall"
  2. Go at a pace
    "The horse paced"
  3. Measure (distances) by pacing
    "pace off ten yards";
    - step
  4. Regulate or set the pace of
    "Pace your efforts"

Derived forms: paced, paces, pacing

Type of: determine, go, indefinite quantity, influence, linear measure, linear unit, locomote, measure, mold [N. Amer], mould [Brit, Cdn], move, quantify, quantitate, rate, regulate, shape, step, temporal property, travel, walk

Part of: chain, fathom, fthm, lea, perch [Brit, archaic], pole [Brit], rod [Brit], walk, walking

Encyclopedia: Pace, Peter