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Meaning of PRANCE

Pronunciation:  prans

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a proud stiff pompous gait
  2. [v]  to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others; "He strut around like a rooster in a hen house."
  3. [v]  ride a horse such that it springs and bounds forward
  4. [v]  cause (a horse) to bound spring forward
  5. [v]  spring foward on the hind legs; "The young horse was prancing in the meadow"
 

PRANCE is a 6 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: cock, ruffle, sashay, strut, strut, swagger, swagger
 
 See Also: gait, go, locomote, move, pimproll, ride, ride horseback, sit, travel, walk

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Prance\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Pranced}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Prancing}.] [OE. prauncen; probably akin to prank, v. t. See
Prank.]
1. To spring or bound, as a horse in high mettle.

         Now rule thy prancing steed.          --Gay.

2. To ride on a prancing horse; to ride in an ostentatious
   manner.

         The insulting tyrant prancing o'er the field.
                                               --Addison.

3. To walk or strut about in a pompous, showy manner, or with
   warlike parade. --Swift.

 
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