Pace

Adjective

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

Noun

  • (obsolete) A passage through difficult terrain; a mountain pass or route vulnerable to ambush etc. [14th-17th century]
  • A step taken with the foot. [from 14th century]
  • Way of stepping.
  • Speed or velocity in general. [from 15th century]
  • (obsolete) One's journey or route. [14th-18th century]
  • Step.
  • The distance covered in a step (or sometimes two), either vaguely or according to various specific set measurements. [from 14th century]

    "I have perambulated your field, and estimate its perimeter to be 219 paces."

  • Any of various gaits of a horse, specifically a 2-beat, lateral gait. [from 15th century]
  • The collective noun for donkeys.
  • (obsolete) Passage, route.
  • Easter.
  • (obsolete) An aisle in a church. [15th-19th century]
  • The distance covered in a step (or sometimes two), either vaguely or according to various specific set measurements. [from 14th century]

    "Even at the duel, standing 10 paces apart, he could have satisfied Aaron’s honor."

  • A manner of walking, running or dancing; the rate or style of how someone moves with their feet. [from 14th century]
  • (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]

Preposition

  • (formal) With all due respect to.

Verb

  • Walk to and fro in a small space.
  • Measure by walking.
  • Set the speed in a race.

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