[syn: tittup, swagger, ruffle, prance, strut, sashay, cock]
2. spring forward on the hind legs;
- Example: "The young horse was prancing in the meadow"
3. cause (a horse) to bound spring forward;
4. ride a horse such that it springs and bounds forward;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Prance \Prance\ (pr[.a]ns), v. 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
The insulting tyrant prancing o'er the field.
3. To walk or strut about in a pompous, showy manner, or with
warlike parade. --Swift.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a proud stiff pompous gait [syn: strut, prance,
v 1: to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to
impress others; "He struts around like a rooster in a hen
house" [syn: tittup, swagger, ruffle, prance,
strut, sashay, cock]
2: spring forward on the hind legs; "The young horse was
prancing in the meadow"
3: cause (a horse) to bound spring forward
4: ride a horse such that it springs and bounds forward
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
119 Moby Thesaurus words for "prance":
amble, barge, bob, bounce, bound, bowl along, bundle, canter,
caper, capriole, caracole, cavort, clog, clump, curvet, cut a dido,
cut capers, dance, dido, drag, droop, falcade, flounce, foot,
footslog, fox-trot, frisk, gait, gallop, gambade, gambado, gambol,
go on horseback, hack, halt, hippety-hop, hitch, hobble, hoof, hop,
jog, jolt, jump, jump about, leap, limp, lock step, lope, lumber,
lunge, lurch, mince, mincing steps, mount, pace, paddle, peacock,
peg, piaffe, piaffer, plod, rack, ramp, ride bareback, ride hard,
roll, romp, sashay, saunter, scuff, scuffle, scuttle, shake,
shamble, shimmy, shuffle, sidle, single-foot, skip, slink, slither,
slog, slouch, slowness, spring, stagger, stalk, stamp, step, stomp,
straddle, straggle, stride, stroll, strolling gait, strut, stump,
swagger, swank, swash, swashbuckle, swing, take horse, tap-dance,
tittup, toddle, totter, traipse, tread, trip, trot, trudge,
velocity, waddle, walk, waltz, wamble, wiggle, wobble