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TRANCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does trance mean? 

TRANCE (noun)
  The noun TRANCE has 2 senses:

1. a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation
2. a state of mind in which consciousness is fragile and voluntary action is poor or missing; a state resembling deep sleep

  Familiarity information: TRANCE used as a noun is rare.


TRANCE (verb)
  The verb TRANCE has 1 sense:

1. attract; cause to be enamored

  Familiarity information: TRANCE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TRANCE (noun)


Sense 1trance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

spell; trance; enchantment

Hypernyms ("trance" is a kind of...):

mental state; psychological state ((psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "trance"):

possession (being controlled by passion or the supernatural)

captivation; fascination (the state of being intensely interested (as by awe or terror))


Sense 2trance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("trance" is a kind of...):

unconsciousness (a state lacking normal awareness of the self or environment)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "trance"):

hypnotic trance (a trance induced by the use of hypnosis; the person accepts the suggestions of the hypnotist)

ecstatic state; religious trance (a trance induced by intense religious devotion; does not show reduced bodily functions that are typical of other trances)


TRANCE (verb)


Sense 1trance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Attract; cause to be enamored

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

entrance; enamour; enamor; charm; trance; captivate; bewitch; beguile; enchant; becharm; capture; fascinate; catch

Context example:

She captured all the men's hearts

Hypernyms (to "trance" is one way to...):

appeal; attract (be attractive to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "trance"):

hold (hold the attention of)

work (gratify and charm, usually in order to influence)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


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