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trance

 (trăns)
n.
1. A hypnotic, cataleptic, or ecstatic state.
2. Detachment from one's physical surroundings, as in contemplation or daydreaming.
3. A semiconscious state, as between sleeping and waking; a daze.
4. A genre of electronic dance music with a fast tempo, repetitive phrasing, and often a hypnotic effect.
tr.v. tranced, tranc·ing, tranc·es
To put into a trance; entrance.

[Middle English traunce, from Old French transe, passage, fear, vision, from transir, to die, be numb with fear, from Latin trānsīre, to go over or across; see transient.]

trance′like′ adj.

trance

(trɑːns)
n
1. (Physiology) a hypnotic state resembling sleep
2. 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
3. a dazed or stunned state
4. a state of ecstasy or mystic absorption so intense as to cause a temporary loss of consciousness at the earthly level
5. (Alternative Belief Systems) 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
6. (Music, other) a type of electronic dance music with repetitive rhythms, aiming at a hypnotic effect
vb
(tr) to put into or as into a trance
[C14: from Old French transe, from transir to faint, pass away, from Latin trānsīre to go over, from trans- + īre to go]
ˈtranceˌlike adj

trance

(træns, trɑns)

n., v. tranced, tranc•ing. n.
1. a half-conscious state, seemingly between sleeping and waking, in which ability to function voluntarily may be suspended, esp. a state produced by hypnosis or religious ecstasy.
2. a dazed or bewildered condition.
3. a state of complete mental absorption or deep musing.
4. a type of electronic disco music derived from techno and other rave styles, characterized by sounds that have a hypnotic or spiritual quality.
v.t.
5. to entrance; enrapture.
[1300–50; Middle English traunce < Middle French transe literally, passage (from life to death), derivative of transir to go across < Latin trānsīre=trans- + īre to go]
trance′like`, adj.

Trance

 of lovers—Lipton, 1970.

trance


Past participle: tranced
Gerund: trancing

Imperative
trance
trance
Present
I trance
you trance
he/she/it trances
we trance
you trance
they trance
Preterite
I tranced
you tranced
he/she/it tranced
we tranced
you tranced
they tranced
Present Continuous
I am trancing
you are trancing
he/she/it is trancing
we are trancing
you are trancing
they are trancing
Present Perfect
I have tranced
you have tranced
he/she/it has tranced
we have tranced
you have tranced
they have tranced
Past Continuous
I was trancing
you were trancing
he/she/it was trancing
we were trancing
you were trancing
they were trancing
Past Perfect
I had tranced
you had tranced
he/she/it had tranced
we had tranced
you had tranced
they had tranced
Future
I will trance
you will trance
he/she/it will trance
we will trance
you will trance
they will trance
Future Perfect
I will have tranced
you will have tranced
he/she/it will have tranced
we will have tranced
you will have tranced
they will have tranced
Future Continuous
I will be trancing
you will be trancing
he/she/it will be trancing
we will be trancing
you will be trancing
they will be trancing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been trancing
you have been trancing
he/she/it has been trancing
we have been trancing
you have been trancing
they have been trancing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been trancing
you will have been trancing
he/she/it will have been trancing
we will have been trancing
you will have been trancing
they will have been trancing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been trancing
you had been trancing
he/she/it had been trancing
we had been trancing
you had been trancing
they had been trancing
Conditional
I would trance
you would trance
he/she/it would trance
we would trance
you would trance
they would trance
Past Conditional
I would have tranced
you would have tranced
he/she/it would have tranced
we would have tranced
you would have tranced
they would have tranced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trance - a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantationtrance - a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation
mental condition, mental state, psychological condition, psychological state - (psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic; "a manic state"
possession - being controlled by passion or the supernatural
captivation, fascination - the state of being intensely interested (as by awe or terror)
2.trance - a state of mind in which consciousness is fragile and voluntary action is poor or missingtrance - a state of mind in which consciousness is fragile and voluntary action is poor or missing; a state resembling deep sleep
unconsciousness - a state lacking normal awareness of the self or environment
hypnotic trance - a trance induced by the use of hypnosis; the person accepts the suggestions of the hypnotist
ecstatic state, religious trance - a trance induced by intense religious devotion; does not show reduced bodily functions that are typical of other trances
Verb1.trance - attracttrance - attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts"
hold - hold the attention of; "The soprano held the audience"; "This story held our interest"; "She can hold an audience spellbound"
attract, appeal - be attractive to; "The idea of a vacation appeals to me"; "The beautiful garden attracted many people"
work - gratify and charm, usually in order to influence; "the political candidate worked the crowds"

trance

noun daze, dream, spell, ecstasy, muse, abstraction, rapture, reverie, stupor, unconsciousness, hypnotic state Like a man in a trance, he made his way back to the rooms.

trance

noun
1. The condition of being so lost in solitary thought as to be unaware of one's surroundings:
Translations
غَيْبوبَه، غِشْيَه
trans
trance
transetrance
révület
leiîsla
transas
transs
tranz
kendinden geçmetrans

trance

[trɑːns] Ntrance m
to go into a trance (lit, fig) → entrar en trance

trance

[ˈtrɑːns ˈtræns] ntranse f
in a trance → en transe
to go into a trance → entrer en transe

trance

nTrance f; (Med) → tiefe Bewusstlosigkeit; to go into a trancein Trance verfallen; to put somebody into a trancejdn in Trance versetzen; she’s been going about in a trance for the past few daysdie letzten paar Tage ist sie wie in Trance or im Tran (inf)durch die Gegend gelaufen

trance

[trɑːns] ntrance f inv (Med) → catalessi f inv
to go into a trance → cadere in trance

trance

(traːns) noun
a sleep-like or half-concious state. The hypnotist put her into a trance.

trance

n. trance, condición semejante a un estado hipnótico que se caracteriza por la disminución de la actividad motora.

trance

n trance m
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