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

pranc′ing•ly(adv.)

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

Wiktionary

  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

prance(verb)

(eg of horses) to dance or jump about.

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