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Definition 1: a step in walking or running - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for pace in the sense of this definition

(pace is a kind of ...) the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down

"he walked with unsteady steps"

(... is part of pace) the act of traveling by foot

"walking is a healthy form of exercise"

Definition 2: the relative speed of progress or change - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where pace or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he lived at a fast pace
  • he works at a great rate
  • the pace of events accelerated

Synonyms for pace in the sense of this definition

(pace is a kind of ...) a property relating to time

(... is a kind of pace ) a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens

"the project advanced with gratifying speed"

(... is a kind of pace ) a regular rate of repetition

"the cox raised the beat"

(... is a kind of pace ) a rate that is rapid

(... is a kind of pace ) a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry

(... is a kind of pace ) the pace of things that move relatively slowly

"the sluggishness of the economy" "the sluggishness of the compass in the Arctic cold"

Definition 3: a unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimeters; originally taken to be the average length of a stride - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for pace in the sense of this definition

(pace is a kind of ...) a unit of measurement of length

(pace is a part of ...) a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard

"he is six feet tall"

(... is part of pace) a linear measure of 16.5 feet

(... is part of pace) a unit of length

(... is part of pace) a unit of length of thread or yarn

(... is part of pace) a linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth

Definition 4: the distance covered by a step - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where pace or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig

Synonyms for pace in the sense of this definition

(pace is a kind of ...) an estimated quantity

Definition 5: the rate of moving (especially walking or running) - [noun denoting time]

Synonyms for pace in the sense of this definition

(pace is a kind of ...) a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit

"they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour" "the rate of change was faster than expected"

(... is a kind of pace ) a normal marching pace of 120 steps per minute

(... is a kind of pace ) a fast marching pace (180 steps/min) or slow jog

Definition 6: the rate of some repeating event - [noun denoting time]

Synonyms for pace in the sense of this definition

(pace is a kind of ...) a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit

"they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour" "the rate of change was faster than expected"

(... is a kind of pace ) the pace of music measured by the number of beats occurring in 60 seconds

Definition 7: measure (distances) by pacing - [verb of change]

Samples where pace or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • step off ten yards

Synonyms for pace in the sense of this definition

(pace is a kind of ...) express as a number or measure or quantity

"Can you quantify your results?"

Definition 8: regulate or set the pace of - [verb of cognition]

Samples where pace or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Pace your efforts

(pace is a kind of ...) shape or influence; give direction to

"experience often determines ability" "mold public opinion"

Definition 9: walk with slow or fast paces - [verb of motion]

Samples where pace or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He paced up and down the hall

(pace is a kind of ...) use one's feet to advance; advance by steps

"Walk, don't run!" "We walked instead of driving" "She walks with a slight limp" "The patient cannot walk yet" "Walk over to the cabinet"

Definition 10: go at a pace - [verb of motion]

Samples where pace or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The horse paced

(pace is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of pace ) go at a canter, of horses

(... is a kind of pace ) walk at a pace

"The horses walked across the meadow"

(... is a kind of pace ) go at a rack

"the horses single-footed"

(... is a kind of pace ) go at galloping speed

"The horse was galloping along"

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