Meaning of trance


Pronunciation: (trans, träns), [key]
— n., v., tranced, tranc•ing.
  1. a half-conscious state, seemingly between sleeping and waking, in which ability to function voluntarily may be suspended.
  2. a dazed or bewildered condition.
  3. a state of complete mental absorption or deep musing.
  4. an unconscious, cataleptic, or hypnotic condition.
  5. a temporary state in which a medium, with suspension of personal consciousness, is controlled by an intelligence from without and used as a means of communication, as from the dead.
  1. to put in a trance; stupefy.
  2. to entrance; enrapture.


Pronunciation: (träns), [key]
— n., v., tranced, tranc•ing.
  1. a passageway, as a hallway, alley, or the like.
  1. to move or walk rapidly or briskly.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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