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PACE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pace mean? 

PACE (noun)
  The noun PACE has 6 senses:

1. the rate of moving (especially walking or running)
2. the distance covered by a step
3. the relative speed of progress or change
4. a step in walking or running
5. the rate of some repeating event
6. a unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimeters; originally taken to be the average length of a stride

  Familiarity information: PACE used as a noun is common.


PACE (verb)
  The verb PACE has 4 senses:

1. walk with slow or fast paces
2. go at a pace
3. measure (distances) by pacing
4. regulate or set the pace of

  Familiarity information: PACE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PACE (noun)


Sense 1pace [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The rate of moving (especially walking or running)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

gait; pace

Hypernyms ("pace" is a kind of...):

rate (a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pace"):

quick time (a normal marching pace of 120 steps per minute)

double time (a fast marching pace (180 steps/min) or slow jog)

beats per minute; bpm; M.M.; metronome marking (the pace of music measured by the number of beats occurring in 60 seconds)


Sense 2pace [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The distance covered by a step

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

stride; step; pace; footstep

Context example:

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

Hypernyms ("pace" is a kind of...):

indefinite quantity (an estimated quantity)


Sense 3pace [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The relative speed of progress or change

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

pace; rate

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("pace" is a kind of...):

temporal property (a property relating to time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pace"):

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)


Sense 4pace [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A step in walking or running

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

stride; tread; pace

Hypernyms ("pace" is a kind of...):

step (the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down)

Holonyms ("pace" is a part of...):

walk; walking (the act of traveling by foot)


Sense 5pace [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The rate of some repeating event

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

tempo; pace

Hypernyms ("pace" is a kind of...):

rate (a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit)


Sense 6pace [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimeters; originally taken to be the average length of a stride

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

yard; pace

Hypernyms ("pace" is a kind of...):

linear unit (a unit of measurement of length)

Meronyms (parts of "pace"):

foot; ft (a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard)

Holonyms ("pace" is a part of...):

fathom; fthm (a linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth)

lea (a unit of length of thread or yarn)

chain (a unit of length)

perch; pole; rod (a linear measure of 16.5 feet)


PACE (verb)


Sense 1pace [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Walk with slow or fast paces

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

He paced up and down the hall

Hypernyms (to "pace" is one way to...):

walk (use one's feet to advance; advance by steps)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

They pace up the hill


Sense 2pace [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Go at a pace

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

The horse paced

Hypernyms (to "pace" is one way to...):

go; locomote; move; travel (change location; move, travel, or proceed)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "pace"):

canter (go at a canter, of horses)

walk (walk at a pace)

rack; single-foot (go at a rack)

gallop (go at galloping speed)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


Sense 3pace [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Measure (distances) by pacing

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

pace; step

Context example:

step off ten yards

Hypernyms (to "pace" is one way to...):

measure; quantify (express as a number or measure or quantity)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4pace [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Regulate or set the pace of

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Context example:

Pace your efforts

Hypernyms (to "pace" is one way to...):

determine; influence; mold; regulate; shape (shape or influence; give direction to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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