pace

Pace is how fast something travels a particular distance, like a runner who tries to achieve a consistent pace, running each mile in more or less the same amount of time.

Pace comes from the Latin word passus, meaning “a step.” Pace is a noun, meaning "the speed at which something happens." Some say city life has a faster pace because everyone hurries and there are so many exciting things to do. Pace is also a verb — if you pace yourself, you’ll have enough energy to experience all of that city's sights, from the rush of rush hour to the late-night party scene.

Primary Meanings of pace

1.
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the relative speed of progress or change
regulate or set the pace of
2.
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a unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimeters; originally taken to be the average length of a stride
measure (distances) by pacing
Full Definitions of pace
1

n the relative speed of progress or change

“he lived at a fast pace
“the pace of events accelerated”
Synonyms:
rate
Types:
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fastness, speed, swiftness
a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens
beat
a regular rate of repetition
celerity, quickness, rapidity, rapidness, speediness
a rate that is rapid
deliberateness, deliberation, slowness, unhurriedness
a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry
sluggishness
the pace of things that move relatively slowly
fleetness
rapidity of movement
immediacy, immediateness, instancy, instantaneousness
the quickness of action or occurrence
despatch, dispatch, expedition, expeditiousness
the property of being prompt and efficient
promptitude, promptness
the characteristic of doing things without delay
haste, hastiness, hurriedness, hurry, precipitation
overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)
execution speed
(computer science) the speed with which a computational device can execute instructions; measured in MIPS
graduality, gradualness
the quality of being gradual or of coming about by gradual stages
leisureliness
slowness by virtue of being leisurely
dilatoriness, procrastination
slowness as a consequence of not getting around to it
Type of:
temporal property
a property relating to time

n the rate of moving (especially walking or running)

Synonyms:
gait
Types:
quick time
a normal marching pace of 120 steps per minute
double time
a fast marching pace (180 steps/min) or slow jog
Type of:
rate
a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit

n the rate of some repeating event

Synonyms:
tempo
Types:
M.M., beats per minute, bpm, metronome marking
the pace of music measured by the number of beats occurring in 60 seconds
Type of:
rate
a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit

n a step in walking or running

Synonyms:
stride, tread
Type of:
step
the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down

n the distance covered by a step

“he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig”
Synonyms:
footstep, step, stride
Type of:
indefinite quantity
an estimated quantity

v regulate or set the pace of

Pace your efforts”
Type of:
determine, influence, mold, regulate, shape
shape or influence; give direction to

v go at a pace

“The horse paced
Types:
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canter
go at a canter, of horses
walk
walk at a pace
rack, single-foot
go at a rack
gallop
go at galloping speed
Type of:
go, locomote, move, travel
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

v walk with slow or fast paces

“He paced up and down the hall”
Type of:
walk
use one's feet to advance; advance by steps
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n 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
Type of:
linear measure, linear unit
a unit of measurement of length

v measure (distances) by pacing

Synonyms:
step
Type of:
measure, quantify
express as a number or measure or quantity

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