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Definition of Pace

Pace

  1. A single movement from one foot to the other in walking; a step.
  2. The length of a step in walking or marching, reckoned from the heel of one foot to the heel of the other; -- used as a unit in measuring distances; as, he advanced fifty paces.
  3. Manner of stepping or moving; gait; walk; as, the walk, trot, canter, gallop, and amble are paces of the horse; a swaggering pace; a quick pace.
  4. A slow gait; a footpace.
  5. Specifically, a kind of fast amble; a rack.
  6. Any single movement, step, or procedure.
  7. A broad step or platform; any part of a floor slightly raised above the rest, as around an altar, or at the upper end of a hall.
  8. A device in a loom, to maintain tension on the warp in pacing the web.
  9. To go; to walk; specifically, to move with regular or measured steps.
  10. To proceed; to pass on.
  11. To move quickly by lifting the legs on the same side together, as a horse; to amble with rapidity; to rack.
  12. To pass away; to die.
  13. To walk over with measured tread; to move slowly over or upon; as, the guard paces his round.
  14. To measure by steps or paces; as, to pace a piece of ground.
  15. To develop, guide, or control the pace or paces of; to teach the pace; to break in.

Pace Quotations

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
Henry David Thoreau

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Henry David Thoreau

Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.
Robert Louis Stevenson

A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more.
Steve Prefontaine
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Pace Translations

pace in Dutch is treden, schrijden, stappen, lopen
pace in Finnish is askel
pace in German is Schritt, Stufe, Schritt
pace in Italian is gradino, passo
pace in Portuguese is ritmo
pace in Spanish is escalon
pace in Swedish is fart

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