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Webster 1913 Edition


Prance

Prance

(prȧns)
,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Pranced
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Prancing
.]
[OE.
prauncen
; probably akin to
prank
, v. t. See Prank.]
1.
To spring or bound, as a horse in high mettle.
Now rule thy
prancing
steed.
Gay.
2.
To ride on a prancing horse; to ride in an ostentatious manner.
The insulting tyrant
prancing
o’er the field.
Addison.
3.
To walk or strut about in a pompous, showy manner, or with warlike parade.
Swift.

Webster 1828 Edition


Prance

PR`ANCE

,
Verb.
I.
prans.
1.
To spring or bound, as a horse in high mettle.
Now rule thy prancing steed.
2.
To ride with bounding movements; to ride ostentatiously.
Th' insulting tyrant prancing o'er the field.
3.
To walk or strut about in a showy manner or with warlike parade.

Definition 2022


prance

prance

English

Noun

prance (plural prances)

  1. (uncommon) The act of prancing.

Verb

prance (third-person singular simple present prances, present participle prancing, simple past and past participle pranced)

  1. (of a horse) To spring forward on the hind legs.
  2. (colloquial, figuratively) To strut about.

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