- transgender or transsexual: Their son is trans. Laura is a trans woman.
- a person who is transgender or transsexual.
Origin of trans
- a passageway, as a hallway, alley, or the like.
- to move or walk rapidly or briskly.
Origin of trance2
- 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 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.
- An altered state of consciousness as in hypnosis, catalepsy, or ecstasy.
- Having two genes, each carrying a mutation, located on opposite chromosomes of a homologous pair.