What does prance mean?

Definitions for prancepræns, prɑns

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word prance.

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

  4. Origin: [OE. prauncen; probably akin to prank, v. t. See Prank.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prance

    prans, v.i. to strut about in a showy or warlike manner: to ride showily: to bound gaily, as a horse.—adj. Pranc′ing, riding showily: springing or bounding gaily.—n. the action of a horse in rearing, bounding, &c.—adv. Pranc′ingly. [Prank.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prance in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mickey Mehta:

    Bring back your innocence and be a child once more, spring back in life. Dance in the rains, prance in your pains, wonder at the stars and romance the skies & get in tune with natural rhythms & get naturalized. Grow and know in the lap of mother nature and be MickeyMized.

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Translations for prance

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • spankulere, stejleDanish
  • pranciEsperanto
  • se cabrer, paraderFrench
  • paraderen, steigerenDutch
  • spradeNorwegian
  • гарцевать, [[встать]] [[на]] [[дыбы]], важничать, [[вставать]] [[на]] [[дыбы]], [[становиться]] [[на]] [[дыбы]]Russian

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