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  1. pace
    IPA[pās]
  2. noun

    • 1. a single step taken when walking or running.

      Synonym : step, stride, footstep
    • 2. a unit of length representing the distance between two successive steps in walking.

    • 3. a gait of a horse or other animal, especially one of the recognized trained gaits of a horse.

    • 4. a person's manner of walking or running:

      I steal with quiet pace
      Synonym : gait, stride, walk, tread, march, rhythm
    • 5. consistent and continuous speed in walking, running, or moving:

      most traffic moved at the pace of the riverboat walking at a comfortably fast pace
    • 6. the speed or rate at which something happens, changes, or develops:

      the children work separately in the classroom at their own pace the poor neighborhoods fester at an increasingly rapid pace

    verb

    • 1. walk at a steady and consistent speed, especially back and forth and as an expression of one's anxiety or annoyance:

      we paced up and down in exasperation she had been pacing the room
    • 2. measure (a distance) by walking it and counting the number of steps taken:

      I paced out the dimensions of my new home
    • 3. lead (another runner in a race) in order to establish a competitive speed:

      Morales paced us for four miles
    • 4. do something at a slow and steady rate or speed in order to avoid overexerting oneself:

      Frank was pacing himself for the long night and day ahead
    • 5. move or develop (something) at a particular rate or speed:

      the action is paced to the beat of a perky march our fast-paced daily lives
    • 6. (of a horse) move in a distinctive lateral gait in which both legs on the same side are lifted together, seen mostly in specially bred or trained horses.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: pace, plural noun: paces

    • preposition

      with due respect to (someone or their opinion), used to express polite disagreement or contradiction:
    • noun

      a single step taken when walking or running:

      a unit of length representing the distance between two successive steps in walking:

    • verb

      walk at a steady speed, especially without a particular destination and as an expression of anxiety or annoyance:

      measure (a distance) by walking it and counting the number of steps taken:

    • preposition

      with due respect to (someone or their opinion), used to express polite disagreement or contradiction:
    • abbreviation

      Police and Criminal Evidence Act.
    • plural

      (in rally driving) notes made before a rally by a competitor about the characteristics of a particular course, especially with regard to advisable speeds for each section.
    • noun

      a car that sets the pace and positions racers for a rolling start in a warm-up lap or laps before a race, or that returns to control the pace in temporarily hazardous conditions.
    • noun

      walking speed.

      a raised piece of flooring.

    • plural

      (in rally driving) notes made before a race by a competitor about the characteristics of a particular course.
    • noun

      a fast bowler.
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