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prance

 (prăns)
v. pranced, pranc·ing, pranc·es
v.intr.
1.
a. To spring forward on the hind legs. Used of a horse.
b. To spring or bound forward in a manner reminiscent of a spirited horse.
2. To ride a horse moving in such a fashion.
3. To step in a lively and showy manner: He pranced around the apartment in his underwear.
v.tr.
To cause (a horse) to prance.
n.
The act or an instance of prancing.

[Middle English prauncen.]

pranc′er n.
pranc′ing·ly adv.

prance

(prɑːns)
vb
1. (intr) to swagger or strut
2. (intr) to caper, gambol, or dance about
3. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) (intr)
a. (of a horse) to move with high lively springing steps
b. to ride a horse that moves in this way
4. (tr) to cause to prance
n
the act or an instance of prancing
[C14 prauncen; perhaps related to German prangen to be in full splendour; compare Danish (dialect) pransk lively, spirited, used of a horse]
ˈprancer n
ˈprancingly adv

prance

(præns, prɑns)

v. pranced, pranc•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to dance or move in a lively or spirited manner; caper.
2. to move or walk in a proud or insolent manner.
3. (esp. of a horse) to spring from the hind legs, or move by springing.
4. to ride on a horse doing this.
v.t.
5. to cause to prance.
n.
6. the act of prancing; a prancing movement.
[1325–75; Middle English prauncen, praunsen (v.); akin to Dan (dial.) pransk (of a horse) spirited]
pranc′er, n.
pranc′ing•ly, adv.

Prance

 of equestrians—Lipton, 1970.

prance


Past participle: pranced
Gerund: prancing

Imperative
prance
prance
Present
I prance
you prance
he/she/it prances
we prance
you prance
they prance
Preterite
I pranced
you pranced
he/she/it pranced
we pranced
you pranced
they pranced
Present Continuous
I am prancing
you are prancing
he/she/it is prancing
we are prancing
you are prancing
they are prancing
Present Perfect
I have pranced
you have pranced
he/she/it has pranced
we have pranced
you have pranced
they have pranced
Past Continuous
I was prancing
you were prancing
he/she/it was prancing
we were prancing
you were prancing
they were prancing
Past Perfect
I had pranced
you had pranced
he/she/it had pranced
we had pranced
you had pranced
they had pranced
Future
I will prance
you will prance
he/she/it will prance
we will prance
you will prance
they will prance
Future Perfect
I will have pranced
you will have pranced
he/she/it will have pranced
we will have pranced
you will have pranced
they will have pranced
Future Continuous
I will be prancing
you will be prancing
he/she/it will be prancing
we will be prancing
you will be prancing
they will be prancing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been prancing
you have been prancing
he/she/it has been prancing
we have been prancing
you have been prancing
they have been prancing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been prancing
you will have been prancing
he/she/it will have been prancing
we will have been prancing
you will have been prancing
they will have been prancing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been prancing
you had been prancing
he/she/it had been prancing
we had been prancing
you had been prancing
they had been prancing
Conditional
I would prance
you would prance
he/she/it would prance
we would prance
you would prance
they would prance
Past Conditional
I would have pranced
you would have pranced
he/she/it would have pranced
we would have pranced
you would have pranced
they would have pranced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prance - a proud stiff pompous gaitprance - a proud stiff pompous gait    
gait - a person's manner of walking
Verb1.prance - to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others; "He struts around like a rooster in a hen house"
walk - use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet"
2.prance - spring forward on the hind legs; "The young horse was prancing in the meadow"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
prance - cause (a horse) to bound spring forward
3.prance - cause (a horse) to bound spring forward
horseback riding, riding - travel by being carried on horseback
equitation, horseback riding, riding - the sport of siting on the back of a horse while controlling its movements
ride, sit - sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions; "She never sat a horse!"; "Did you ever ride a camel?"; "The girl liked to drive the young mare"
prance - spring forward on the hind legs; "The young horse was prancing in the meadow"
4.prance - ride a horse such that it springs and bounds forward
horseback riding, riding - travel by being carried on horseback
equitation, horseback riding, riding - the sport of siting on the back of a horse while controlling its movements
ride horseback - ride on horseback

prance

verb
1. dance, bound, leap, trip, spring, jump, skip, romp, caper, cavort, frisk, gambol, cut a rug (informal) The cheerleaders pranced on the far side of the pitch.
2. strut, parade, stalk, show off (informal), swagger, swank (informal), showboat models prancing around on the catwalk

prance

verb
To walk with exaggerated or unnatural motions expressive of self-importance or self-display:
Informal: sashay.
Translations
يَقْفِز الحِصان على قَدَميْه
skákatvzpínat se
dansestejle
ágaskodik
prjóna, spranga, ærslast
dīžātiesņipri iet
ön ayaklarını kaldırıp sıçramak

prance

[prɑːns] VI [horse] → hacer cabriolas; [person] (proudly) → pavonearse; (gaily) → brincar, saltar
he came prancing into the roomentró pavoneándose en la habitación
prance about prance around VI + ADVandar pavoneándose
she was prancing around with nothing oniba pavoneándose sin nada encima

prance

[ˈprɑːns ˈpræns] vi
[horse] → caracoler
[person] → se pavaner
prance about
vise pavaner

prance

vi (horse)tänzeln; (person) (= jump around)herumhüpfen or -tanzen; (= walk gaily, mince)tänzeln; she was prancing about with nothing onsie lief nackt durch die Gegend; to prance in/out (person)herein-/hinausspazieren

prance

[prɑːns] vi (horse) → caracollare; (person, proudly) → pavoneggiarsi; (gaily) → saltellare
to prance in/out → entrare/uscire pavoneggiandosi (or saltellando)

prance

(praːns) verb
(eg of horses) to dance or jump about.
References in classic literature ?
All the married people take hands and dance round the new-made husband and wife, as the Germans do, while we bachelors and spinsters prance in couples outside
Sometimes, when I have had less exercise than usual, I have felt so full of life and spring that when John has taken me out to exercise I really could not keep quiet; do what I would, it seemed as if I must jump, or dance, or prance, and many a good shake I know I must have given him, especially at the first; but he was always good and patient.
No -- better still, he would join the Indians, and hunt buffaloes and go on the warpath in the mountain ranges and the trackless great plains of the Far West, and away in the future come back a great chief, bristling with feathers, hideous with paint, and prance into Sunday- school, some drowsy summer morning, with a blood- curdling war-whoop, and sear the eyeballs of all his companions with unappeasable envy.
By three, by five they prance with pride Beyond the willow-line that sheers Over the trellised tide.
He continued to measure the length of the little salle of the Armes de Prance until the day began to wane, when he went out to keep his rendezvous with Mrs.
If it were alive, wouldn't it trot, and prance, and eat oats?
It would trot and prance, perhaps; but it wouldn't eat oats," replied the boy, laughing at the idea.
But a real horse is alive, and trots and prances and eats oats, while this is nothing more than a dead horse, made of wood, and used to saw logs upon.
Never mind; I 've had a good time, anyway," she added, giving a little prance in her chair.
So Phebe sat demurely in her place while her new teacher laid forth books and slates, a pretty inkstand and a little globe; hastily tore a bit off her big sponge, sharpened pencils with more energy than skill, and when all was ready gave a prance of satisfaction that set the pupil laughing.
On the mountains of Tierra del Fuego, I have more than once seen a guanaco, on being approached, not only neigh and squeal, but prance and leap about in the most ridiculous manner, apparently in defiance as a challenge.
The horse, which immediately began to prance, was, like its rider, wild and untutored in all his motions, but while there was so little of art, there was all the freedom and grace of nature in the movements of both.