Pace

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

pace \pace\ (p[=a]s), noun [OE. pas, F. pas, from L. passus a step, pace, orig., a stretching out of the feet in walking; cf. pandere, passum, to spread, stretch; perh. akin to E. patent. Cf. {Pas}, {Pass}.]

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. "The height of sixty pace ." --Chaucer.

Note: Ordinarily the pace is estimated at two and one half linear feet; but in measuring distances be stepping, the pace is extended to three feet (one yard) or to three and three tenths feet (one fifth of a rod). The regulation marching pace in the English and United States armies is thirty inches for quick time, and thirty-six inches for double time. The Roman pace (passus) was from the heel of one foot to the heel of the same foot when it next touched the ground, five Roman feet.

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. --Chaucer.

To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day. --Shak.

In the military schools of riding a variety of paces are taught. --Walsh.

4. A slow gait; a footpace. [Obs.] --Chucer.

5. Specifically, a kind of fast amble; a rack.

6. Any single movement, step, or procedure. [R.]

The first pace necessary for his majesty to make is to fall into confidence with Spain. --Sir W. Temple.

7. (Arch.) 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. (Weaving) A device in a loom, to maintain tension on the warp in pacing the web.

9. The rate of progress of any process or activity; as, the students ran at a rapid pace; the plants grew at a remarkable pace. [PJC]

{Geometrical pace}, the space from heel to heel between the spot where one foot is set down and that where the same foot is again set down, loosely estimated at five feet, or by some at four feet and two fifths. See {Roman pace} in the Note under def. 2. [Obs.]

{To keep pace with} or {To hold pace with}, to keep up with; to go as fast as. "In intellect and attainments he kept pace with his age." --Southey.

{To put (someone) through one's paces} to cause (someone) to perform an act so as to demonstrate his/her skill or ability. [1913 Webster +PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pace \Pace\ (p[=a]s), verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Paced} (p[=a]st); p. pr. & vb. n. {Pacing} (p[=a]"s[i^]ng).]

1. To go; to walk; specifically, to move with regular or measured steps. "I paced on slowly." --Pope. "With speed so pace." --Shak.

2. To proceed; to pass on. [Obs.]

Or [ere] that I further in this tale pace. --Chaucer.

3. To move quickly by lifting the legs on the same side together, as a horse; to amble with rapidity; to rack.

4. To pass away; to die. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pace \Pace\, verb (used with an object)

1. To walk over with measured tread; to move slowly over or upon; as, the guard paces his round. "Pacing light the velvet plain." --T. Warton.

2. To measure by steps or paces; as, to pace a piece of ground. Often used with out; as, to pace out the distance. [1913 Webster +PJC]

3. To develop, guide, or control the pace or paces of; to teach the pace; to break in.

If you can, pace your wisdom In that good path that I would wish it go. --Shak

{To pace the web} (Weaving), to wind up the cloth on the beam, periodically, as it is woven, in a loom.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

pace

noun

1: the rate of moving (especially walking or running) [syn: {pace}, {gait}]

2: the distance covered by a step; "he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig" [syn: {footstep}, {pace}, {step}, {stride}]

3: the relative speed of progress or change; "he lived at a fast pace"; "he works at a great rate"; "the pace of events accelerated" [syn: {pace}, {rate}]

4: a step in walking or running [syn: {pace}, {stride}, {tread}]

5: the rate of some repeating event [syn: {tempo}, {pace}]

6: a unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimeters; originally taken to be the average length of a stride [syn: {yard}, {pace}]

verb

1: walk with slow or fast paces; "He paced up and down the hall"

2: go at a pace; "The horse paced"

3: measure (distances) by pacing; "step off ten yards" [syn: {pace}, {step}]

4: regulate or set the pace of; "Pace your efforts"


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Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

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