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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English traunce, from Anglo-Norman transe (fear of coming evil; passage from life to death), from transir (to be numb with fear; to die, pass on), from Latin trānseō (to cross over).

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NounEdit

trance (countable and uncountable, plural trances)

  1. (countable) A dazed or unconscious condition.
  2. (countable) A state of awareness, concentration, and/or focus that filters experience and information (for example, a state of meditation or possession by some being).
    • Bible, Acts x. 10
      And he became very hungry, and would have eaten; but while they made ready, he fell into a trance.
    • Spenser
      My soul was ravished quite as in a trance.
  3. (countable, psychology) A state of low response to stimulus and diminished, narrow attention; particularly one induced by hypnosis.
  4. (uncountable, music) Short for trance music (genre of electronic dance music).
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VerbEdit

trance (third-person singular simple present trances, present participle trancing, simple past and past participle tranced)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To (cause to) be in a trance; to entrance.
    • Shakespeare
      And there I left him tranced.

Etymology 2Edit

The verb is derived from Middle English traunce, trauncen, trancen (to move about (?); to prance (?); to trample the ground) (whence modern English trounce with the same senses),[1] possibly either:[2]

The noun is probably derived from the verb.

VerbEdit

trance (third-person singular simple present trances, present participle trancing, simple past and past participle tranced) (obsolete except Britain, dialectal)

  1. (intransitive) To walk heavily or with some difficulty; to tramp, to trudge.
    Synonym: trounce (dialectal)
  2. (intransitive) To pass across or over; to traverse.
    Synonym: trounce (dialectal)
    • Beaumont and Fletcher
      Trance the world over.
    • Tennyson
      When thickest dark did trance the sky.
  3. (intransitive) To travel quickly over a long distance.
    Synonym: trounce (dialectal)

NounEdit

trance (plural trances)

  1. (obsolete except Britain, dialectal) A tedious journey.
    Synonym: trounce (dialectal)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Compare “trance, v.2”, in OED Online  , Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1914; “trounce, v.2”, in OED Online  , Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1915.
  2. 2.0 2.1 trauncen, v.(2)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.
  3. ^ trauncen, v.(1)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for trance in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English trance.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

trance f (uncountable)

  1. trance (music genre)

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English trance.

NounEdit

trance f (invariable)

  1. trance (music genre)

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Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

trance

  1. Alternative form of traunce

PolishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English trance.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

trance m inan

  1. trance (music genre)

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Wielki słownik wyrazów obcych, M. Bańko, PWN 2003, →ISBN

PortugueseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from English trance.

NounEdit

trance m (uncountable)

  1. (music) trance (a genre of electronic dance music)

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

trance

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of trançar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of trançar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of trançar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of trançar

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

trance m (plural trances)

  1. Obsolete form of transe.

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English trance.

NounEdit

trance m (plural trances)

  1. trance