pace

n.

  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.

v. i.

  1. To go; to walk; specifically, to move with regular or measured steps.
  2. To proceed; to pass on.
  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.

v. t.

  1. To walk over with measured tread; to move slowly over or upon; as, the guard paces his round.
  2. To measure by steps or paces; as, to pace a piece of ground.
  3. To develop, guide, or control the pace or paces of; to teach the pace; to break in.