trance

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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English traunce, from Old French transe (fear of coming evil", "passage from life to death), from transir (to be numb with fear", "die", "pass on), from Latin trānseō (to cross over)

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trance (plural trances)

  1. A dazed or unconscious condition.
  2. (consciousness) A state of concentration, awareness and/or focus that filters information and experience; e.g. meditation, possession, etc.
    • 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. (psychology) A state of low response to stimulus and diminished, narrow attention.
  4. (psychology) The previous state induced by hypnosis.
  5. (uncountable) Trance music, a genre of electronic dance music.
  6. (obsolete) A tedious journey.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)
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trance (third-person singular simple present trances, present participle trancing, simple past and past participle tranced)

  1. To entrance.
    • Shakespeare
      And there I left him tranced.
  2. (obsolete) To pass over or across; to traverse.
    • Beaumont and Fletcher
      Trance the world over.
    • Tennyson
      When thickest dark did trance the sky.
  3. (obsolete) To pass; to travel.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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trance f (uncountable)

  1. trance (music genre)

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trance f (invariable)

  1. trance (music genre)

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trance m

  1. trance (music genre)
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