1. [ noun ] the rate of moving (especially walking or running)
Synonyms: gait
Related terms: rate double_time beats_per_minute quick_time
2. [ verb ] walk with slow or fast paces

"He paced up and down the hall"

Related terms: walk pacing
3. [ noun ] the distance covered by a step
Synonyms: step footstep stride

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

Related terms: indefinite_quantity step step stride step
4. [ verb ] go at a pace, as of a horse
Related terms: travel gallop single-foot walk rack canter pacer
5. [ noun ] the relative speed of progress or change
Synonyms: rate

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

Related terms: temporal_property speed celerity slowness beat
6. [ verb ] measure (distances) by pacing
Synonyms: step

"step off ten yards"

Related terms: quantify yard footstep step step
7. [ noun ] (sport) a step in walking or running
Synonyms: stride tread
Related terms: step walk stride
8. [ verb ] regulate or set the pace of

"Pace your efforts"

Related terms: determine
9. [ verb ] regulate or set the pace of

"Pace your efforts"

Related terms: measure determine tempo
10. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 681
11. [ noun ] the rate of some repeating event
Synonyms: tempo
Related terms: rate
12. [ noun ] 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
Related terms: linear_unit chain perch lea fathom foot
Similar spelling:   PAC