What does trance mean?

Definitions for trance
træns, trɑnstrance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. enchantment, spell, trance(noun)

    a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation

  2. trance(verb)

    a state of mind in which consciousness is fragile and voluntary action is poor or missing; a state resembling deep sleep

  3. capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant(verb)

    attract; cause to be enamored

    "She captured all the men's hearts"


  1. trance(Noun)

    A dazed or unconscious condition.

    Etymology: From traunce, from transe, from transir, from transeo

  2. trance(Noun)

    (consciousness) A state of concentration, awareness and/or focus that filters information and experience; e.g. meditation, possession, etc.

    Etymology: From traunce, from transe, from transir, from transeo

  3. trance(Noun)

    (psychology) A state of low response to stimulus and diminished, narrow attention.

    Etymology: From traunce, from transe, from transir, from transeo

  4. trance(Noun)

    (psychology) The previous state induced by hypnosis.

    Etymology: From traunce, from transe, from transir, from transeo

  5. trance(Noun)

    Trance music, a genre of electronic dance music.

    Etymology: From traunce, from transe, from transir, from transeo

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trance(noun)

    a tedious journey

  2. Trance(noun)

    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

  3. Trance(noun)

    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

  4. Trance(verb)

    to entrance

  5. Trance(verb)

    to pass over or across; to traverse

  6. Trance(verb)

    to pass; to travel


  1. Trance

    Trance is a fictional character appearing in comic books published by the Marvel Comics. A mutant, Hope attended the Xavier Institute before its closing. She retained her powers after M-Day and is a member of the X-Men's training squad.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Trance

    trans, n. a morbid sleep, differing from natural repose in duration, in profound insensibility, &c.—the concomitant or symptom of diseases of the nervous system, particularly hysteria: catalepsy.—adv. Tranced (Shak.), lying in a trance or ecstasy.—adv. Tranc′edly. [Fr. transe—L. transitumtrans-īre, to go across, in Late L. to die.]

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Anagrams for trance »

  1. Carnet

  2. Centra

  3. Cretan

  4. Nectar

How to pronounce trance?

  1. Alex
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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of trance in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of trance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of trance in a Sentence

  1. Rachel Rattner:

    She made me get out of the driver's seat and sit in the passenger seat, because she didn't want me to one day sit in the driver's seat and go into a trance.

  2. Rooma Mehra:

    Nature’s serenity is there for us to see, hear and feel in the majesty of the mountains, the vastness of the sea, the whisper of the whistling wind, the incredible scent-of-a-quenched-happy-earth after rain.. it makes my heart glow with a happiness unparalleled by any other joy… sends my tired senses into a meditative trance.. the earth is a kaleidoscope of dreamscapes.

Images & Illustrations of trance

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    cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across
    • A. fluster
    • B. caddie
    • C. suffuse
    • D. knead

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