1 pace /ˈpeɪs/ noun
plural paces
1 pace
plural paces
Learner's definition of PACE
: the speed at which someone or something moves
: the speed at which something happens
see also change of pace
[count] : a single step or the length of a single step usually plural

go through your paces

: to do something in order to show others how well you do it

keep pace with

: to go or make progress at the same speed as (someone or something else)

off the pace

: behind in a race, competition, etc.

put someone or something through his/her/its paces

: to test what someone or something can do

set the pace

: to be the one that is at the front in a race and that controls how fast the other racers have to go
often used figuratively
see also pacesetter
2 pace /ˈpeɪs/ verb
paces; paced; pacing
2 pace
paces; paced; pacing
Learner's definition of PACE
: to walk back and forth across the same space again and again especially because you are nervous
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object] : to control or set the speed of (someone or something)
see also outpace

pace off

[phrasal verb]
pace (something) off or pace off (something)
: to measure (something) by walking and counting the number of steps you take

pace yourself

: to do something at a speed that is steady and that allows you to continue without becoming too tired

— paced


— pacing

noun [noncount]