pabulum, n. food, nourishment, nutriment, nutrition, nurture, sustenance, sustentation, subsistence, alimentation, aliment; meat, viands, bread, daily bread, groceries, foodstuffs, solids, edibles, Inf. grub, Sl. eats, chow, Chiefly Brit. Sl. scoff; pap, baby food; snack, between-meal snack, bite, nosh, Sl. munchies; victuals, provisions, cheer, provender, rations, commons, comestibles, Western U.S. Sl. chuck, Brit. Sl. prog; board, fare, meals, mess, menu, diet, table, regimen; (all of livestock) feed, fodder, hay, oats, barley, corn, grain, bran, meal, mash; swill, Inf glop, Sl. slop.
pace, n. 1. rate of speed, velocity, Inf. clip, stride, career; tempo, time, meter, measure; progress, movement, motion.
2. celerity, swiftness, rapidity, quickness, Inf. lick; slowness, creep.
3. gait, walk, step, stride, tread; manner of going, bearing, carriage; stalk, saunter, run; (all of horses) rack, single-foot, amble, trot, jog, canter, gallop.
-v. 4. walk, foot, tread; roam, rove, range, traverse, trek, travel; go for a walk, take a walk, stretch one's legs.
5. walk the floor, walk back and forth nervously; run, jog, trot; hit the road, pound the pavement.
paced, adj. counted out, measured, metered, regulated, modulated, proportioned; like clockwork, precise, exact, determined; steady, regular, constant, uniform, even; with a steady beat, at a steady pace, rhythmical.
pacer, n. 1. pacemaker, pacesetter; standard-bearer, leader; trend-setter, forerunner.
2. harness horse, trotter, racehorse; five-gaited saddle horse, three-gaited saddle horse, hackney; equine, Australian, prad, steed, mount, charger, Literary. courser.
pachydermatous, adj. 1. elephantine, hippopotam-ic, rhinocerotic.
2. thickskinned, callous, tough, obdurate, hardened, hard, hard-boiled, steeled; inured, case-hardened, insensitive, insensate, numb, unfeeling, insentient, insensible.
pacifiable, adj. placable, forgiving, appeasable, conciliable, propitiable, able to be won over; mollifi-able, able to be soothed, able to be calmed down, able to be comforted.
pacific, adj. 1. conciliatory, propitiatory, propi-tiative, appeasing, mollifying, placating; pacificatory, peacemaking, accommodative, mediatory, diplomatic; soothing, calming.
- I hope she likes (= will like)the flowers.
I hope the bus comes soon.
- I hope she doesn't wake up.
- I was hoping you could lend me some money . . .
- I had hoped that Jennifer would become a doctor, but she wasn't good enough at science.
For the difference between hope, want, expect, wish, look forward to and wait,