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trance

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[ trans, trahns ]
/ træns, trɑns /
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noun
verb (used with object), tranced, tranc·ing.
to put in a trance; stupefy.
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Origin of trance

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First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English traunce, trauns(e), “state of extreme dread, swoon, dazed state,” from Old French transe “passage (from life to death),” derivative of transir “to go across, pass over,” from Latin trānsīre, equivalent to trāns- trans- + īre “to go”

OTHER WORDS FROM trance

tranced·ly [transt-lee, tran-sid-lee], /ˈtrænst li, ˈtræn sɪd li/, adverbtrancelike, adjective

Other definitions for trance (2 of 2)

trance2

or transe

[ trahns ]
/ trɑns /
Scot.

noun
a passageway, as a hallway, alley, or the like.
verb (used without object), tranced, tranc·ing.
to move or walk rapidly or briskly.

Origin of trance

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First recorded in 1540–50; origin uncertain; perhaps shortening of transit
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British Dictionary definitions for trance

trance
/ (trɑːns) /

noun
verb
(tr) to put into or as into a trance

Derived forms of trance

trancelike, adjective

Word Origin for trance

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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