verb (used with object), paced, pac·ing.
verb (used without object), paced, pac·ing.
- pacchionian body,
- pacchionian depression,
- pace bowler,
- pace car,
- pace lap,
Origin of pace1
Origin of pace2
hic requiescit in pace
requiescat in pace
Examples from the Web for pace
Being reminded that economic and social conditions are not improving at the pace one expected can be a powerful motivator.
But at the same time, both of those roles offered the opportunity of a change in pace.Crying With Laura Dern: The Star on Her Oscar-Worthy ‘Wild’ Turn|Kevin Fallon|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Please know that these judgmental feelings truly have no pace in my heart.
Wheatcroft uses the app RunKeeper, which reads aloud distance and pace information.
Overall, the film moves along with the pace of a worsening snowstorm.‘Force Majeure’ and the Swedish Family Vacation From Hell|Alex Suskind|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then the fire rose higher in front of them, and when they topped the last rise the pace grew faster still.The Impostor|Harold Bindloss
Tommy was not inclined to check his pace, but a revolver in the hands of the fellow induced him to do so.Boy Scouts in the Canal Zone|G. Harvey Ralphson
The host, with a sudden gesture, tore off his mask and the Burglar accelerated his pace.The Chase of the Golden Plate|Jacques Futrelle
When they travelled it was at the merest snail's pace, and they slept on the road, night after night, in houses prepared for them.The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete|Duc de Saint-Simon
Now and then he got up from this work, to look out of the window, or to pace the room, as if in quest of new ideas.Methods of Authors|Hugo Erichsen
- a single step in walking
- the distance covered by a step
Word Origin for pace
Word Origin for pace
n acronym for (in England and Wales)
late 13c., "a step in walking; rate of motion," from Old French pas "a step, pace, trace," and directly from Latin passus, passum "a step, pace, stride," noun use of past participle of pandere "to stretch (the leg), spread out," probably from PIE *pat-no-, from root *pete- "to spread" (cf. Greek petannynai "to spread out," petalon "a leaf," patane "plate, dish;" Old Norse faðmr "embrace, bosom," Old English fæðm "embrace, bosom, fathom," Old Saxon fathmos "the outstretched arms"). Also, "a measure of five feet" [Johnson]. Pace-setter in fashion is from 1895.
"with the leave of," 1863, from Latin pace, ablative of pax "peace," as in pace tua "with all deference to you;" from PIE *pak- "to fasten" (see pax). "Used chiefly as a courteous or ironical apology for a contradiction or difference of opinion" [OED].
1510s, "to walk at a steady rate," from pace (n.). Meaning "to measure by pacing" is from 1570s. That of "to set the pace for" (another) is from 1886. Related: Paced; pacing.
see change of pace; keep pace; put someone through his or her paces; set the pace; snail's pace.