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portance

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Middle French portance (a carrying, support), from porter (to carry), from Latin portare (carry, bear, convey).

NounEdit

portance

  1. (obsolete) The manner in which one carries oneself; personal carriage; bearing; deportment; mien.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.iii:
      for in court gay portaunce he perceiu'd, / And gallant shew to be in greatest gree [...].

SynonymsEdit

  • port (also a dated/archaic sense)

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

porter +‎ -ance

NounEdit

portance f (plural portances)

  1. lift (upward force, such as that which keeps an aircraft aloft)
  2. bearing pressure

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