Definitions for prancepræns, prɑns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

prancepræns, prɑns(v.; n.)pranced, pranc•ing

  1. (v.i.)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.

  5. (v.t.)to cause to prance.

  6. (n.)the act of prancing; a prancing movement.

Origin of prance:

1325–75; ME prauncen, praunsen (v.); akin to Dan (dial.) pransk (of a horse) spirited


Princeton's WordNet

  1. strut, prance, swagger(verb)

    a proud stiff pompous gait

  2. tittup, swagger, ruffle, prance, strut, sashay, cock(verb)

    to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others

    "He struts around like a rooster in a hen house"

  3. prance(verb)

    spring forward on the hind legs

    "The young horse was prancing in the meadow"

  4. prance(verb)

    cause (a horse) to bound spring forward

  5. prance(verb)

    ride a horse such that it springs and bounds forward


  1. prance(Noun)

    The act of prancing.

  2. prance(Verb)

    To spring forward on the hind legs.

  3. prance(Verb)

    To strut about.

  4. Origin: From prancen, prauncen, variant of pranken. Cognate with prangezen, prangssen, pranzen. More at prank.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prance(verb)

    to spring or bound, as a horse in high mettle

  2. Prance(verb)

    to ride on a prancing horse; to ride in an ostentatious manner

  3. Prance(verb)

    to walk or strut about in a pompous, showy manner, or with warlike parade

Translations for prance

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(eg of horses) to dance or jump about.

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