Definition of "pacing" []

  • A single step in walking (noun)
  • The distance covered by a step (noun)
  • A measure of length equal to the average length of a stride, approximately 3 feet (noun)
  • Speed of movement, esp of walking or running (noun)
  • Rate or style of proceeding at some activity (noun)
  • Manner or action of stepping, walking, etc; gait (noun)
  • Any of the manners in which a horse or other quadruped walks or runs, the three principal paces being the walk, trot, and canter (or gallop) (noun)
  • A manner of moving, natural to the camel and sometimes developed in the horse, in which the two legs on the same side of the body are moved and put down at the same time (noun)
  • A step or small raised platform (noun)
  • To set or determine the pace for, as in a race (verb)
  • To walk with regular slow or fast paces, as in boredom, agitation, etc (verb)
  • To measure by paces (verb)
  • To walk with slow regular strides (verb)
  • (of a horse) to move at the pace (the specially developed gait) (verb)
  • Present participle of pace. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • The act of moving in paces, or their arrangement or timing. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "pacing" in a sentence
  • "A seething Mick Malthouse, who spent the last seven minutes of the term pacing the boundary line, galloped onto the field on the quarter-time siren and immediately called his players together for an old-fashioned 'bake'."
  • "But I think the pacing is a bit off in the switch-over between the Jake-writing-at-18 and Jake-writing-at-23 sections; the book bottoms out and takes a little while to get back into gear."
  • "I recommend reading it to anyone who enjoys the science fiction, especially military science fiction (although the pacing is a bit slower than your typical mil sf)."