pace

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[ peys ]
/ peɪs /
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noun

verb (used with object), paced, pac·ing.

verb (used without object), paced, pac·ing.

Idioms

    put through one's paces, to cause someone to demonstrate his or her ability or to show her or his skill: The French teacher put her pupils through their paces for the visitors.
    set the pace, to act as an example for others to equal or rival; be the most progressive or successful: an agency that sets the pace in advertising.

Origin of pace

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1250–1300; Middle English pas < Old French < Latin passus step, pace, equivalent to pad-, variant stem of pandere to spread (the legs, in walking) + -tus suffix of v. action, with dt > ss
SYNONYMS FOR pace
8 step, amble, rack, trot, jog, canter, gallop, walk, run, singlefoot.
15 Pace, plod, trudge refer to a steady and monotonous kind of walking. Pace suggests steady, measured steps as of one completely lost in thought or impelled by some distraction: to pace up and down. Plod implies a slow, heavy, laborious, weary walk: The mailman plods his weary way. Trudge implies a spiritless but usually steady and doggedly persistent walk: The farmer trudged to his village to buy his supplies.

Definition for pace (2 of 4)

pace

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[ pey-see, pah-chey; Latin pah-ke ]
/ ˈpeɪ si, ˈpɑ tʃeɪ; Latin ˈpɑ kɛ /

preposition

with all due respect to; with the permission of: I do not, pace my rival, hold with the ideas of the reactionists.

Origin of pace

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1860–65; < Latin pāce in peace, by favor (ablative singular of pāx peace, favor, pardon, grace)

Definition for pace (3 of 4)

hic requiescit in pace

[ heek re-kwee-e-sheet een pah-che ]
/ ˈhik ˈrɛ kwiˈɛ ʃit in ˈpɑ tʃɛ /

Latin.

here rests in peace: a phrase used on tombstones before the name of the deceased.

Definition for pace (4 of 4)

requiescat in pace

[ re-kwee-es-kaht in pah-che ]
/ ˌrɛ kwiˈɛs kɑt ɪn ˈpɑ tʃɛ /

Latin.

may he (or she) rest in peace.
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British Dictionary definitions for pace (1 of 3)

pace

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/ (peɪs) /

noun

verb

Word Origin for pace

C13: via Old French from Latin passūs step, from pandere to spread, unfold, extend (the legs as in walking)

British Dictionary definitions for pace (2 of 3)

pace

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/ Latin (ˈpɑːkɛ, ˈpɑːtʃɛ, English ˈpeɪsɪ) /

preposition

with due deference to: used to acknowledge politely someone who disagrees with the speaker or writer

Word Origin for pace

C19: from Latin, from pāx peace

British Dictionary definitions for pace (3 of 3)

PACE

/ (peɪs) /

n acronym for (in England and Wales)

Police and Criminal Evidence Act
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Idioms and Phrases with pace

pace


see change of pace; keep pace; put someone through his or her paces; set the pace; snail's pace.

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