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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 ?
The Ass, seeing this, broke loose from his halter and commenced prancing about in imitation of the Lapdog.
At this taunt the crab reached out its other claw and seized the zebra's ear, and the creature gave a cry of pain and began prancing up and down, trying to shake off the crab, which clung fast.
Benjamin Bunny prancing along the top of the wall of the upper terrace.
On the second day of her hunting, as she was returning from the chase, and was arrived within a little distance from Mr Western's house, her horse, whose mettlesome spirit required a better rider, fell suddenly to prancing and capering in such a manner that she was in the most imminent peril of falling.
His horse, the noble minister to the pride, pleasure, and profit of the mountaineer, is selected for his speed and spirit, and prancing gait, and holds a place in his estimation second only to himself.
jested an hussar whose prancing horse had splashed mud over some foot soldiers.
It was impossible not to smile, not to kiss the baby, impossible not to hold out a finger for her to clutch, crowing and prancing all over; impossible not to offer her a lip which she sucked into her little mouth by way of a kiss.
you, the hero of the fete, you are not prancing on the left hand of the king, as M.
They are so kind in asking me and I 'm not afraid of them," explained Polly, prancing, simply because she could n't keep still.
Brooklyn's career is more likely to be forged prancing around on the catwalk than on a football pitch, unlike his father who made a living out of prancing around on a football pitch.
She modelled her workouts after horses prancing in a field, and her cheerful commentary and distinctive fitness routines have resulted in two million views so far.
a subsidiary of Investindustrial, has signed a licencing agreement with Ferrari to build Ferrari Land, a new Prancing Horse theme park, inside the Port Aventura resort and theme park outside Barcelona in Spain.