pace

Definition of pace

Pronunciation: pās
n.1.A single movement from one foot to the other in walking; a step.
2.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.
3.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.
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day.
- Shak.
In the military schools of riding a variety of paces are taught.
- Walsh.
4.A slow gait; a footpace.
5.Specifically, a kind of fast amble; a rack.
6.Any single movement, step, or procedure.
The first pace necessary for his majesty to make is to fall into confidence with Spain.
- Sir W. Temple.
7.(Arch.) 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.
8.(Weaving) A device in a loom, to maintain tension on the warp in pacing the web.
9.The rate of progress of any process or activity; as, the students ran at a rapid pace; the plants grew at a remarkable pace.
Geometrical pace
the space from heel to heel between the spot where one foot is set down and that where the same foot is again set down, loosely estimated at five feet, or by some at four feet and two fifths. See Roman pace in the Note under def. 2.
To keep pace with
to keep up with; to go as fast as.
To put (someone) through one's paces
to cause (someone) to perform an act so as to demonstrate his/her skill or ability.
- Southey.
v. i.1.To go; to walk; specifically, to move with regular or measured steps.
[imp. & p. p. Paced (pāst); p. pr. & vb. n. Pacing (pā"sĭng).]
2.To proceed; to pass on.
Or [ere] that I further in this tale pace.
- Chaucer.
3.To move quickly by lifting the legs on the same side together, as a horse; to amble with rapidity; to rack.
4.To pass away; to die.
v. t.1.To walk over with measured tread; to move slowly over or upon; as, the guard paces his round.
2.To measure by steps or paces; as, to pace a piece of ground. Often used with out; as, to pace out the distance.
3.To develop, guide, or control the pace or paces of; to teach the pace; to break in.
If you can, pace your wisdom
In that good path that I would wish it go.
- Shak
To pace the web
(Weaving) to wind up the cloth on the beam, periodically, as it is woven, in a loom.

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