"paces" in the noun sense
1. pace, gait
the rate of moving (especially walking or running)
2. footstep, pace, step, stride
the distance covered by a step
"he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig"
3. pace, rate
the relative speed of progress or change
"he lived at a fast pace"
"he works at a great rate"
"the pace of events accelerated"
4. pace, stride, tread
a step in walking or running
5. tempo, pace
the rate of some repeating event
6. yard, pace
a unit of length equal to 3 feet defined as 91.44 centimeters originally taken to be the average length of a stride
"paces" in the verb sense
walk with slow or fast paces
"He paced up and down the hall"
go at a pace
"The horse paced"
3. pace, step
measure (distances) by pacing
"step off ten yards"
regulate or set the pace of
"Pace your efforts"
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