WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
a•pace /əˈpeɪs/USA pronunciation   adv. 
  1. quickly;
    rapidly:Work on the building is proceeding apace.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
a•pace  (ə pās),USA pronunciation adv. 
  1. with speed;
    quickly;
    swiftly.
  • Middle English a pas(e) at a (good) pace. See a-1, pace 1275–1325


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

apace /əˈpeɪs/ adv
  1. quickly; rapidly
Etymology: 14th Century: probably from Old French à pas, at a (good) pace



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