verb (used with object), paced, pac·ing.
verb (used without object), paced, pac·ing.
Origin of pace1
SYNONYMS FOR pace
Examples from the Web for pacing
We see the pacing and its effect on the people below, all in one shot.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The animation is beautifully rendered and the storytelling top notch even if the pacing is, at times, erratic.This Author Kills More Darlings Than George R.R. Martin|David Levesley|September 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When Bratton descended to the trains, a man was pacing the platform edge, ranting in Spanish.
His assistant manager, DOUG STAMPER, is agitated, pacing back and forth, while UNDERWOOD calmly eats a breadstick.Frank Underwood Will Not Tolerate Insubordination in This Olive Garden|Kelly Williams Brown|February 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"I don't know what you're thinking coming here," Walt snaps, pacing like a caged beast.The Daily Beast Staff Picks Their Favorite ‘Breaking Bad’ Moments (VIDEO)|The Daily Beast|September 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Harley Greenoak, pacing his horse up the valley, noted the fact, and—read it at its real meaning.Harley Greenoak's Charge|Bertram Mitford
I wandered into the governor's beautiful garden, and, pacing up and down, pondered what the lively Lucetta had said.Humphrey Bold|Herbert Strang
"Well, I can't make head or tail of it," said Nugent, rising and pacing the room.At Sunwich Port, Complete|W.W. Jacobs
And there, pacing the floor before her, was her father, the great plantation owner.Forbidden Cargoes|Roy J. Snell
I found him in his gloomy chamber at the inn, pacing slowly up and down.Eugene Pickering|Henry James
British Dictionary definitions for pacing (1 of 3)
- a single step in walking
- the distance covered by a step
Word Origin for pace
British Dictionary definitions for pacing (2 of 3)
Word Origin for pace
British Dictionary definitions for pacing (3 of 3)
n acronym for (in England and Wales)
Idioms and Phrases with pacing
see change of pace; keep pace; put someone through his or her paces; set the pace; snail's pace.