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Meaning of TRANCE

Pronunciation:  trans

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a state of mind in which consciousness is fragile and voluntary action is poor or missing; a state resembling deep sleep
  2. [n]  a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation
  3. [v]  attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts"

TRANCE is a 6 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: becharm, beguile, bewitch, captivate, capture, catch, charm, enamor, enamour, enchant, enchantment, entrance, fascinate, spell
 See Also: appeal, attract, captivation, ecstatic state, fascination, hold, hypnotic trance, mental state, possession, psychological state, religious trance, unconsciousness, work



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Trance\, n. [F. transe fright, in OF. also, trance or
    swoon, fr. transir to chill, benumb, to be chilled, to
    shiver, OF. also, to die, L. transire to pass over, go over,
    pass away, cease; trans across, over + ire to go; cf. L.
    transitus a passing over. See {Issue}, and cf. {Transit}.]
    1. A tedious journey. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
    2. A state in which the soul seems to have passed out of the
       body into another state of being, or to be rapt into
       visions; an ecstasy.
             And he became very hungry, and would have eaten; but
             while they made ready, he fell into a trance.
                                                   --Acts. x. 10.
             My soul was ravished quite as in a trance.
    3. (Med.) A condition, often simulating death, in which there
       is a total suspension of the power of voluntary movement,
       with abolition of all evidences of mental activity and the
       reduction to a minimum of all the vital functions so that
       the patient lies still and apparently unconscious of
       surrounding objects, while the pulsation of the heart and
       the breathing, although still present, are almost or
       altogether imperceptible.
             He fell down in a trance.             --Chaucer.
  2. \Trance\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tranced}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To entrance.
             And three I left him tranced.         --Shak.
    2. To pass over or across; to traverse. [Poetic]
             Trance the world over.                --Beau. & Fl.
             When thickest dark did trance the sky. --Tennyson.
  3. \Trance\, v. i.
    To pass; to travel. [Obs.]
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are in a trance, suggests that you need to look within yourself. Explore your emotions and open yourself up to others.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Gr. ekstasis, from which the word "ecstasy" is derived) denotes the state of one who is "out of himself." Such were the trances of Peter and Paul, Acts 10:10; 11:5; 22:17, ecstasies, "a preternatural, absorbed state of mind preparing for the reception of the vision", (comp. 2 Cor. 12:1-4). In Mark 5:42 and Luke 5:26 the Greek word is rendered "astonishment," "amazement" (comp. Mark 16:8; Acts 3:10).