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English noun: pace

1. pace (time) the rate of moving (especially walking or running)


Synonymsgait


Broader (hypernym)rate


Narrower (hyponym)double time, quick time

2. pace (quantity) the distance covered by a step


SamplesHe stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig.


Synonymsfootstep, step, stride


Broader (hypernym)indefinite quantity

3. pace (attribute) the relative speed of progress or change


SamplesHe lived at a fast pace.
He works at a great rate.
The pace of events accelerated.


Synonymsrate


Broader (hypernym)temporal property


Narrower (hyponym)beat, celerity, deliberateness, deliberation, fastness, quickness, rapidity, rapidness, slowness, sluggishness, speed, speediness, swiftness, unhurriedness

4. pace (act) a step in walking or running


Synonymsstride, tread


Broader (hypernym)step


Part meronymwalk, walking

5. pace (time) the rate of some repeating event


Synonymstempo


Broader (hypernym)rate


Narrower (hyponym)beats per minute, bpm, M.M., metronome marking

6. pace (quantity) a unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimeters; originally taken to be the average length of a stride


Synonymsyard


Broader (hypernym)linear measure, linear unit


Part holonymfoot, ft


Part meronymchain, fathom, fthm, lea, perch, pole, rod


English verb: pace

1. pace (motion) walk with slow or fast paces


SamplesHe paced up and down the hall.


ExamplesThey pace up the hill


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)walk

2. pace (motion) go at a pace


SamplesThe horse paced.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Narrower (hyponym)canter, gallop, rack, single-foot, walk

3. pace (change) measure (distances) by pacing


SamplesStep off ten yards.


Synonymsstep


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)measure, quantify

4. pace (cognition) regulate or set the pace of


SamplesPace your efforts.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)determine, influence, mold, regulate, shape









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