verb (used with object), tranced, tranc·ing.
Origin of trance1
Definition for trance (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), tranced, tranc·ing.
Origin of trance2
Examples from the Web for trance
"I was in a trance and I couldn't see anything else," LaRose said at her sentencing.
The simultaneously upbeat and sentimental ode to friendship is equal parts funk, trance, pop, and R&B.The Swedish Queen of Soulful Pop: Mapei Won’t Wait for You to Listen|Caitlin Dickson|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ed described himself as a demonologist, while Lorraine, who is 87, calls herself a trance medium.Beware: Connecticut’s Museum of the Occult May Kill You|Nina Strochlic|July 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Twenty people surround Grace, all of them intently studying her trance state.
“Death is not the end,” as some characters recite, in something like a trance, to which I can only say, rats!‘True Detective,’ Obsessive-Compulsive Noir, and ‘Twin Peaks’|Jimmy So|March 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Gray Cloud, in a trance, might already have frozen to death.Shaman|Robert Shea
Some, with eyes staring straight ahead, seem as in a trance.The Greater Love|George T. McCarthy
For poor Squire Philip fell into a trance, so to say, out of sheer vexation.The Maid of Sker|Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Her father again grew deeply concerned about her, and tried casually to draw her out of the trance that seemed to chain her soul.The Life of Thomas Wanless, Peasant|Alexander Johnstone Wilson
Langhetti, however, found that one of them was only in a 'trance state,' and his efforts for resuscitation were successful.Cord and Creese|James de Mille
British Dictionary definitions for trance
Word Origin for trance
Word Origin and History for trance
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.