pace
Pronunciation
  • (British, America) IPA: /peɪs/
Noun

pace (plural paces)

  1. Step.
    1. A step taken with the foot. [from 14th century]
    2. The distance covered in a step (or sometimes two), either vaguely or according to various specific set measurements. [from 14th century]
      Even at the duel, standing 10 paces apart, he could have satisfied Aaron’s honor.
      I have perambulated your field, and estimate its perimeter to be 219 paces.
  2. Way of stepping.
    1. A manner of walking, running or dancing; the rate or style of how someone moves with their feet. [from 14th century]
    2. Any of various gaits of a horse, specifically a 2-beat, lateral gait. [from 15th century]
  3. Speed or velocity in general. [from 15th century]
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Qveene. […], London: Printed [by John Wolfe] for VVilliam Ponsonbie, OCLC 960102938 ↗, book II, canto IX, stanza 14, page 311 ↗:
      For with ſuch puiſſance and impetuous maine / Thoſe Champions broke on them, that forſt the fly, / Like ſcattered Sheepe, whenas the Shepherds ſwaine / A Lyon and a Tigre doth eſpye, / With greedy pace forth ruſhing from the foreſt nye.
  4. (cricket) A measure of the hardness of a pitch and of the tendency of a cricket ball to maintain its speed after bouncing. [from 19th century]
  5. (collective) A group of donkeys.
    • 1952, G. B. Stern, The Donkey Shoe, The Macmillan Company (1952), page 29:
      […] but at Broadstairs and other places along the coast, a pace of donkeys stood on the sea-shore expectant (at least, their owners were expectant) of children clamouring to ride.
    • 2006, "Drop the dead donkeys ↗", The Economist, 9 November 2006:
      A pace of donkeys fans out in different directions.
    • 2007, Elinor De Wire, The Lightkeepers' Menagerie: Stories of Animals at Lighthouses, Pineapple Press (2007), ISBN 9781561643905, page 200 ↗:
      Like a small farm, the lighthouse compound had its chattering of chicks, pace of donkeys, troop of horses, and fold of sheep.
  6. (obsolete) Passage, route.
    1. (obsolete) One's journey or route. [14th-18th century]
    2. (obsolete) A passage through difficult terrain; a mountain pass or route vulnerable to ambush etc. [14th-17th century]
      • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.1:
        But when she saw them gone she forward went, / As lay her journey, through that perlous Pace [...].
    3. (obsolete) An aisle in a church. [15th-19th century]
Translations Translations
  • French: pas
  • Russian: шаг
  • Spanish: paso
Translations
  • Russian: по́ступь
Translations Translations Adjective

pace (not comparable)

  1. (cricket) Describing a bowler who bowls fast balls.
Verb

pace (paces, present participle pacing; past and past participle paced)

  1. To walk back and forth in a small distance.
    • 1874, Marcus Clarke, For the Term of His Natural Life Chapter V
      Groups of men, in all imaginable attitudes, were lying, standing, sitting, or pacing up and down.
  2. To set the speed in a race.
  3. To measure by walking.
Translations Translations
  • Russian: задава́ть темп
Translations
  • French: arpenter
  • Russian: измеря́ть шага́ми
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈpætʃeɪ/, /ˈpɑːtʃeɪ/, /ˈpeɪsiː/
Preposition
  1. (formal) With all due respect to.
Translations
  • Russian: при всём уваже́нии
  • Spanish: con el debido respeto, con todo respeto
Noun

pace (plural paces)

  1. Easter.

PACE
Proper noun
  1. Acronym of Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
  2. (British) Acronym of
  3. (US, labor union) Acronym of Paper, Allied Industrial, Chemical and Energy Workers International Union
Translations
  • Russian: ПАСЕ

Pace
Proper noun
  1. Surname
  2. A census-designated place in Florida.
  3. A town in Mississippi.



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