From (etyl) pas, (etyl) pas, and their source, (etyl) passus.
(obsolete) Passage, route.
# (obsolete) One's journey or route.
# (obsolete) A passage through difficult terrain; a mountain pass or route vulnerable to ambush etc.
#* 1590 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , III.1:
# (obsolete) An aisle in a church.
# A step taken with the foot.
# The distance covered in a step (or sometimes two), either vaguely or according to various specific set measurements.
- But when she saw them gone she forward went, / As lay her journey, through that perlous Pace [...].
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)
- Even at the duel, standing 10 paces apart, he could have satisfied Aaron’s honor.
Way of stepping.
# A manner of walking, running or dancing; the rate or style of how someone moves with their feet.
- I have perambulated your field, and estimate its perimeter to be 219 paces .
, date=June 9
, author=Owen Phillips
, title=Euro 2012: Netherlands 0-1 Denmark
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=Netherlands, one of the pre-tournament favourites, combined their undoubted guile, creativity, pace
and attacking quality with midfield grit and organisation.}}
# Any of various gaits of a horse, specifically a 2-beat, lateral gait.
Speed or velocity in general.
(cricket) A measure of the hardness of a pitch and of the tendency of a cricket ball to maintain its speed after bouncing.
The collective noun for donkeys.
* 1952 , G. B. Stern, The Donkey Shoe , The Macmillan Company (1952), page 29:
* 2006 , "
- but at Broadstairs and other places along the coast, a pace of donkeys stood on the sea-shore expectant (at least, their owners were expectant) of children clamouring to ride.
Drop the dead donkeys", The Economist , 9 November 2006:
* 2007 , Elinor De Wire, The Lightkeepers' Menagerie: Stories of Animals at Lighthouses , Pineapple Press (2007), ISBN 9781561643905,
- A pace of donkeys fans out in different directions.
- Like a small farm, the lighthouse compound had its chattering'' of chicks, ''pace'' of donkeys, ''troop'' of horses, and ''fold of sheep.
* pace car
* pace setter
(cricket) Describing a bowler who bowls fast balls.
Walk to and fro in a small space.
* 1874 , (Marcus Clarke), (For the Term of His Natural Life) Chapter V
Set the speed in a race.
Measure by walking.
- Groups of men, in all imaginable attitudes, were lying, standing, sitting, or pacing up and down.
* (set the speed in a race) pacemaker
From (etyl) '', “in peace”, ablative form of ''pax , “peace”.
Used when expressing a contrary opinion, in formal speech or writing.
Alteration of Pasch.
* pace egg