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trans

adjective
1.
transgender or transsexual: Their son is trans.
Laura is a trans woman.
noun
2.
a person who is transgender or transsexual.
Origin of trans
by shortening
Usage note
Many transgender people prefer writing trans compounds as two words, as in trans man, trans woman, and trans person. When so written as an open compound with a space, trans functions as an adjective modifying a noun such as man. Spelling these words as closed or hyphenated compounds, as in transmale and trans-people, loses the distinction between trans as a descriptive adjective and man, woman, or person as a human being. Similarly, cis male and cis female are the preferred spelling of these terms.

transe

[trahns] /trɑns/
noun, verb (used without object), transed, transing. Scot.
1.
trance2 .

trance2

or transe

[trahns] /trɑns/ Scot.
noun
1.
a passageway, as a hallway, alley, or the like.
verb (used without object), tranced, trancing.
2.
to move or walk rapidly or briskly.
Origin
1325-75; Middle English (v.); origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for transes

trance

/trɑːns/
noun
1.
a hypnotic state resembling sleep
2.
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
3.
a dazed or stunned state
4.
a state of ecstasy or mystic absorption so intense as to cause a temporary loss of consciousness at the earthly level
5.
(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
6.
a type of electronic dance music with repetitive rhythms, aiming at a hypnotic effect
verb
7.
(transitive) to put into or as into a trance
Derived Forms
trancelike, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Old French transe, from transir to faint, pass away, from Latin trānsīre to go over, from trans- + īre to go
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Word Origin and History for transes

trance

n.

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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transes in Medicine

trance (trāns)
n.
An altered state of consciousness as in hypnosis, catalepsy, or ecstasy.

trans (trāns, trānz)
adj.
Having two genes, each carrying a mutation, located on opposite chromosomes of a homologous pair. Often italic.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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Slang definitions & phrases for transes

trans

noun

A car; transportation (1970s+ Black teenagers)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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transes in the Bible

(Gr. ekstasis, from which the word "ecstasy" is derived) denotes the state of one who is "out of himself." Such were the trances of Peter and Paul, Acts 10:10; 11:5; 22:17, ecstasies, "a preternatural, absorbed state of mind preparing for the reception of the vision", (comp. 2 Cor. 12:1-4). In Mark 5:42 and Luke 5:26 the Greek word is rendered "astonishment," "amazement" (comp. Mark 16:8; Acts 3:10).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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