pace

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Anglo-Norman pas, Old French pas, and their source, Latin passus.

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Noun[edit]

pace (plural paces)

  1. (obsolete) Passage, route.
    1. (obsolete) One's journey or route. [14th-18th century]
    2. (obsolete) A passage through difficult terrain; a mountain pass or route vulnerable to ambush etc. [14th-17th century]
      • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.1:
        But when she saw them gone she forward went, / As lay her journey, through that perlous Pace [...].
    3. (obsolete) An aisle in a church. [15th-19th century]
  2. Step.
    1. A step taken with the foot. [from 14th century]
    2. The distance covered in a step (or sometimes two), either vaguely or according to various specific set measurements.[1] [from 14th century]
      Even at the duel, standing 10 paces apart, he could have satisfied Aaron’s honor.
      I have perambulated your field, and estimate its perimeter to be 219 paces.
  3. Way of stepping.
    1. A manner of walking, running or dancing; the rate or style of how someone moves with their feet. [from 14th century]
      • 2012 June 9, Owen Phillips, “Euro 2012: Netherlands 0-1 Denmark”, BBC Sport:
        Netherlands, one of the pre-tournament favourites, combined their undoubted guile, creativity, pace and attacking quality with midfield grit and organisation.
    2. Any of various gaits of a horse, specifically a 2-beat, lateral gait. [from 15th century]
  4. Speed or velocity in general. [from 15th century]
  5. (cricket) A measure of the hardness of a pitch and of the tendency of a cricket ball to maintain its speed after bouncing. [from 19th century]
  6. The collective noun for donkeys.
    • 1952, G. B. Stern, The Donkey Shoe, The Macmillan Company (1952), page 29:
      [] but at Broadstairs and other places along the coast, a pace of donkeys stood on the sea-shore expectant (at least, their owners were expectant) of children clamouring to ride.
    • 2006, "Drop the dead donkeys", The Economist, 9 November 2006:
      A pace of donkeys fans out in different directions.
    • 2007, Elinor De Wire, The Lightkeepers' Menagerie: Stories of Animals at Lighthouses, Pineapple Press (2007), ISBN 9781561643905, page 200:
      Like a small farm, the lighthouse compound had its chattering of chicks, pace of donkeys, troop of horses, and fold of sheep.
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Adjective[edit]

pace (not comparable)

  1. (cricket) Describing a bowler who bowls fast balls.

Verb[edit]

pace (third-person singular simple present paces, present participle pacing, simple past and past participle paced)

  1. Walk to and fro in a small space.
  2. Set the speed in a race.
  3. Measure by walking.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin pace, “in peace”, ablative form of pax, “peace”.

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Preposition[edit]

pace

  1. (formal) With all due respect to.
Usage notes[edit]

Used when expressing a contrary opinion, in formal speech or writing.

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Etymology 3[edit]

Alteration of Pasch.

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Noun[edit]

pace (plural paces)

  1. Easter.
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References[edit]

  1. ^ How Many? A Dictionary of Units of Measurement: English Customary Weights and Measures, © Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (§: Distance, ¶ № 6)

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Galician[edit]

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pace

  1. third-person singular present indicative of pacer
  2. second-person singular imperative of pacer

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pace (uncountable)

  1. peace

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pācem, accusative of pāx (peace).

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pace f (plural paci)

  1. peace

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Latin[edit]

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pāce

  1. ablative singular of pāx

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pāx, pacem.

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pace f

  1. peace

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Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

pace

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of pacer.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of pacer.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of pacer.