- n. 一步；步速；步法
- vi. 踱步；缓慢而行
- vt. 踱步于；用步测
- n. (Pace)人名；(捷)帕采；(英)佩斯；(法)帕斯；(罗)帕切
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来自拉丁语pax 的离格形式pace,和平，平和，词源同peace.后引申词义请平静，请息怒，请 原谅等。
- pace:  Latin passus ‘step’, the source of English pace (and also ultimately of English pass), denoted etymologically a ‘stretch of the leg’. It was based on passus, the past participle of the verb pandere ‘stretch’ (source also of English expand and spawn). English acquired it via Old French pas, and at first used it not just for ‘step’ and ‘rate of movement’, but also for a ‘mountain defile’. In this last sense, though, it has since the early modern English period been converted to pass, partly through reassociation with French pas, partly through the influence of the verb pass.
=> expand, pass, spawn
- pace (n.)
- late 13c., "a step in walking; rate of motion," from Old French pas "a step, pace, trace," and directly from Latin passus, passum "a step, pace, stride," noun use of past participle of pandere "to stretch (the leg), spread out," probably from PIE *pat-no-, a nasalized variant of root *pete- "to spread" (cognates: Greek petannynai "to spread out," petalon "a leaf," patane "plate, dish;" Old Norse faðmr "embrace, bosom," Old English fæðm "embrace, bosom, fathom," Old Saxon fathmos "the outstretched arms"). Also, "a measure of five feet" [Johnson]. Pace-setter in fashion is from 1895.
- pace (prep.)
- "with the leave of," 1863, from Latin pace, ablative of pax "peace," as in pace tua "with all deference to you;" from PIE *pak- "to fasten" (see pax). "Used chiefly as a courteous or ironical apology for a contradiction or difference of opinion" [OED].
- pace (v.)
- 1510s, "to walk at a steady rate," from pace (n.). Meaning "to measure by pacing" is from 1570s. That of "to set the pace for" (another) is from 1886. Related: Paced; pacing.
- 1. Interest rates would come down as the recovery gathered pace.
- 2. Instead of moving at his usual stately pace, he was almost running.
- 3. With four laps to go, he kept pace with the leaders.
- 4. He scares teams to death with his pace and power.
- 5. Both teams played with a lot of quality, pace and tempo.