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Definition of "pace" []

  • A step made in walking; a stride. (noun)
  • A unit of length equal to 30 inches (0.76 meter). (noun)
  • The distance spanned by a step or stride, especially: (noun)
  • The modern version of the Roman pace, measuring five English feet. Also called geometric pace. (noun)
  • Thirty inches at quick marching time or 36 at double time. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pace" in a sentence
  • "I've somehow molted the Camus of it all and have been walking at my own pace through the meat of New York City, ignoring the pedestrian traffic that I am fucking up by not keeping * the pace* and walking at the gait my mind sets for my body."
  • "That might feel ominous for Villas-Boas, whose team sit fourth in the Premier League, 14 points off the title pace and casting nervous glances back at the pack chasing the final Champions League spot."
  • "However, that said, given the amount of creative blindsiding we have been exposed to for two seasons already, I would not assume that this lapse in pace is something we are likely to see continue."