# pace-n; 6 Senses

### Sense Number 1: the rate or tempo of an activity

Commentary: tempo or relative rate of change PACE[+quantity][+rate][+tempo]

Examples:
As the pace of the music increased, Sally ran faster.
Mary thinks modern life is lived at too fast a pace.
He rode the horse around the ring at an easy, relaxed pace. (rate of walking)
The speaker picked up the pace of his talk when he realized he had only five minutes remaining.
The costs have risen because supplies have not kept pace with demand.
They worked at a great pace to finish the project.
The pace of developments has accelerated in recent days.

Mappings:
PropBank: pace.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

### Sense Number 2: a unit of distance, approximately equal to a human stride

Commentary:footstep, step, stride - the length of a step, distance covered by a step PACE[+quantity][+length][+stride][+foot/+centimeter]

Examples:
He stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig.
She stepped back a pace to let them through the line.
The child made three paces to each pace of her father.

Mappings:
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

### Sense Number 3: Placeholder Sense: Do Not Choose

Examples:

Mappings:
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

### Sense Number 4: Placeholder Sense: Do Not Choose

Examples:

Mappings:
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

### Sense Number 5: an exercise of skill and training

Commentary: Idiom: put_through_one's_paces
NOTE: always in the plural PACE[+activity][+exercise][+skill]

Examples:
The trainer put the tiger through his paces in the ring.
That math camp really puts the students through their paces.

Mappings:
PropBank: pace.01
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 4a

### Sense Number 6: first place in a competition

Commentary: PACE[+relation][+position][+first][+competition]
NOTE: a narrow extension of Sense 1, implies a best rate or tempo in a competition

Examples:
At the swim meet, Bob was four strokes off the pace.
A relatively unknown runner has set the pace during the first hour of the marathon.

Mappings:
PropBank: NM
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1b