Meaning of PACE in English


1. n. & v.


1. a a single step in walking or running. b the distance covered in this (about 75 cm or 30 in.). c the distance between two successive stationary positions of the same foot in walking.

2 speed in walking or running.

3 Theatr. & Mus. speed or tempo in theatrical or musical performance (played with great pace).

4 a rate of progression.

5 a a manner of walking or running; a gait. b any of various gaits, esp. of a trained horse etc. (rode at an ambling pace).


1. intr. a walk (esp. repeatedly or methodically) with a slow or regular pace (pacing up and down). b (of a horse) AMBLE.

2 tr. traverse by pacing.

3 tr. set the pace for (a rider, runner, etc.).

4 tr. (foll. by out) measure (a distance) by pacing.

Phrases and idioms:

keep pace (often foll. by with) advance at an equal rate (as). pace bowler Cricket a bowler who delivers the ball at high speed without spin. pace-setter

1. a leader.

2 PACEMAKER 1. put a person through his (or her) paces test a person's qualities in action etc. set the pace determine the speed, esp. by leading. stand (or stay) the pace be able to keep up with others.


-paced adj. pacer n.

Etymology: ME f. OF pas f. L passus f. pandere pass- stretch 2.

prep. (in stating a contrary opinion) with due deference to (the person named).

Etymology: L, ablat. of pax peace

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.