Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Lexicon: pace – paid'st
pace, n. [OFr < L. passum, step, stretch.] (webplay: between, feet, measure, slow, whole).
- Motion; gait; stride; traveling speed; manner or rate of walking; advance.
- Step; small distance; space equal to the distance between two feet in walking.
pace (-s), v. [see pace, n.]
Pulsate; undulate; throb; roll; move in regular rhythm.
pack, n. [ME pakke.] (webplay; back).
pack (-ed), v. [see pack, n.] (webplay: depart, kept, order).
- Store; stow away; press together in a package; bind together in a bundle.
- Arrange; replenish; fill again; prepare for departure.
- Secure; hold tightly together; keep closed until ready; [fig.] protect; shield from danger.
package, n. [see pack, n.]
Box; bundle; compartment; quantity bound together; [fig.] coffin; casket; [metaphor] corpse; body.
paean (-s), n. [L. < Gk παιάν, hymn or chant, especially addressed to Apollo (Pæan), the physician of the gods.]
Anthem; ode; song of triumph; hymn of praise; thanksgiving for deliverance in battle.
page (-s), n. [Fr.] (webplay: book, child, great, history, small, writing).
- Minor servant; youthful attendant; insignificant one who runs errands for an important person.
- Sheet of paper; single leaf bound in a book.
- Text; words; message.
- Wrinkle; worry line; imprint; sign; [fig.] chronicle; record; journal; account; collection of annals.
pageant (-s), n. [Late ME pagyn.] (webplay: pompous).
- Show; exhibit; display; performance.
- Parade; pompous retinue; ostentatious show; regal exhibition.
- Funeral procession; burial cortege; memorial ceremony.
pageantry, n. [see pageant, n.] (webplay: flags, pompous, triumph).
- Show; spectacle; ceremony; solemnity; pomp; ostentatiousness; fanfare.
- Row of regal flags; procession of triumphant banners; [fig.] bed of flowers; exhibition of brightly colored blooms.
paid'st, v. [see pay, v.]