- a passageway, as a hallway, alley, or the like.
- to move or walk rapidly or briskly.
Origin of trance2
Examples from the Web for transe
A light was shining into the transe from the stair which went up at right angles from the end of it.
Hastening back as he came, he was just in time for his dinner, and narrowly escaped encountering Betty in the transe.
He traversed the stair and the transe, entered the parlour, and sat down to his open book as though nothing had happened.
- a hypnotic state resembling sleep
- any mental state in which a person is unaware or apparently unaware of the environment, characterized by loss of voluntary movement, rigidity, and lack of sensitivity to external stimuli
- a dazed or stunned state
- a state of ecstasy or mystic absorption so intense as to cause a temporary loss of consciousness at the earthly level
- spiritualism a state in which a medium, having temporarily lost consciousness, can supposedly be controlled by an intelligence from without as a means of communication with the dead
- a type of electronic dance music with repetitive rhythms, aiming at a hypnotic effect
- (tr) to put into or as into a trance
Word Origin and History for transe
late 14c., "state of extreme dread or suspense," also "a dazed, half-conscious or insensible condition," from Old French transe "fear of coming evil," originally "passage from life to death" (12c.), from transir "be numb with fear," originally "die, pass on," from Latin transire "cross over" (see transient). French trance in its modern sense has been reborrowed from English.
- An altered state of consciousness as in hypnosis, catalepsy, or ecstasy.