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Meaning & Definition of Pace in English

English

Pace

/pes/

noun

1. The rate of moving (especially walking or running)

    synonym:
  • pace
  • ,
  • gait

2. The distance covered by a step

  • "He stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig"
    synonym:
  • footstep
  • ,
  • pace
  • ,
  • step
  • ,
  • stride

3. The relative speed of progress or change

  • "He lived at a fast pace"
  • "He works at a great rate"
  • "The pace of events accelerated"
    synonym:
  • pace
  • ,
  • rate

4. A step in walking or running

    synonym:
  • pace
  • ,
  • stride
  • ,
  • tread

5. The rate of some repeating event

    synonym:
  • tempo
  • ,
  • pace

6. A unit of length equal to 3 feet

  • Defined as 91.44 centimeters
  • Originally taken to be the average length of a stride
    synonym:
  • yard
  • ,
  • pace

verb

1. Walk with slow or fast paces

  • "He paced up and down the hall"
    synonym:
  • pace

2. Go at a pace

  • "The horse paced"
    synonym:
  • pace

3. Measure (distances) by pacing

  • "Step off ten yards"
    synonym:
  • pace
  • ,
  • step

4. Regulate or set the pace of

  • "Pace your efforts"
    synonym:
  • pace

Examples of using

When it started to get dark, I quickened my pace.
His salary can't keep pace with inflation.
They're doing their work at a snail's pace!