Origin of paced
verb (used with object), paced, pac·ing.
verb (used without object), paced, pac·ing.
Origin of pace1
Synonyms for pace
Antonyms for pace
Related Words for pacedstep, clip, measure, time, rate, velocity, progress, momentum, trot, lick, tread, footstep, walk, stride, gait, celerity, beat, bounce, motion, quickness
Examples from the Web for paced
Contemporary Examples of paced
The Sud Express dining car served a seven-course lunch, paced gracefully to last most of the journey.Is This Hemingway’s Pamplona or a Lot of Bull?
July 13, 2014
Sleep was impossible, so his thoughts circled and paced, lingering on the memory of an encounter he wished to forget.Death on Killer Mountain
July 6, 2013
The narrative is paced and comfortable, peppered with bursts of predictability.This Week’s Hot Reads: April 29, 2013
G. Clay Whittaker, Jen Vafidis
April 29, 2013
Témoris sat, stoic, on a blanket but Andoni and I paced the cell restlessly.My Harrowing Kidnapping Ordeal in Syria
January 29, 2013
Unable to be still, he paced around the beach muttering something, his eyes wide and to the ground.Advice for Taylor Swift on Her Romance With Conor Kennedy
August 4, 2012
Historical Examples of paced
Meg paced the floor a minute, then slapped herself into a chair.The Bacillus of Beauty
Eudora paced down the sidewalk with a magnificent, stately gait.The Yates Pride
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
He paced the chamber like a beast in a cage, hissing out the words in his anger.Casanova's Homecoming
Dr. Eben Williams clenched his hands as he paced up and down the beach.Hetty's Strange History
Hatteras went outside, and paced up and down with rapid strides.The Field of Ice
- 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.