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English

Etymology 1

From Old French pas ← [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] passus.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
pace

Plural
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pace ({{{1}}})
  1. A step taken with the foot.
    Even at the duel, standing 10 paces apart, he could have satisfied Aaron’s honor.
  2. An English Customary Unit of distance measuring approximately five feet.[1]
    I have perambulated your field, and estimate its perimeter to be 219 paces.
  3. Speed or velocity.
    OHSU accelerates the pace of technology spin-offs.
  4. (cricket) A measure of the hardness of a pitch and of the tendency of a cricket ball to maintain its speed after bouncing.
  5. (military) For ground forces, the speed of a column or element regulated to maintain a prescribed average speed.[2]
  6. A 2-beat, lateral gait of a horse.
Derived terms
Translations
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Adjective

pace (not comparable)

Positive
pace

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

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

Verb

Infinitive
to pace

Third person singular
pac

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to pace (third-person singular simple present pac, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. Walk to and fro in a small space.
  2. Set the speed in a race.
  3. Measure by walking.
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] pace, “in peace”, ablative form of pax, “peace”.

Pronunciation

  • (RP) IPA: /ˈpɑːtʃe/, /ˈpɑːke/, SAMPA: /"pA:tSe/, /"pA:ke/

Preposition

pace

  1. With all due respect to.
Translations

Etymology 3

Alteration of Pasch.

Pronunciation

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Noun

Singular
pace

Plural
{{{1}}}

pace ({{{1}}})
  1. Easter.
Derived terms

Anagrams

References

  • Notes:
  1. ^ How Many? A Dictionary of Units of Measurement: English Customary Weights and Measures, © Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (§: Distance, ¶ № 6)
  2. ^ Joint Publication 1–02 U.S. Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms; 12 April 2001 (As Amended Through 14 April 2006).

Galician

Verb

pace

  1. third-person singular present indicative of pacer.
  2. second-person singular imperative of pacer.

Italian

Etymology

Template:etly pax

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ˈpatʃe]

Noun

pace f. (plural paci)

  1. peace

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Romanian

Noun

pace f. [[Category:Template:lang:ro nouns|pace]]

  1. peace

Spanish

Verb

pace (infinitive: pacer)

  1. Informal second-person singular (“tú”) affirmative imperative form of pacer.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of pacer.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of pacer.

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