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English noun: pace

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


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.


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


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


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.


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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