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NOUN (2)

1. a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation;
[syn: enchantment, spell, trance]

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


VERB (1)

1. attract; cause to be enamored;
- Example: "She captured all the men's hearts"
[syn: capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Trance \Trance\, n. [F. transe fright, in OF. also, trance or swoon, fr. transir to chill, benumb, to be chilled, to shiver, OF. also, to die, L. transire to pass over, go over, pass away, cease; trans across, over + ire to go; cf. L. transitus a passing over. See Issue, and cf. Transit.] [1913 Webster] 1. A tedious journey. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. [1913 Webster] And he became very hungry, and would have eaten; but while they made ready, he fell into a trance. --Acts. x. 10. [1913 Webster] My soul was ravished quite as in a trance. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 3. (Med.) 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. [1913 Webster] He fell down in a trance. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Trance \Trance\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tranced; p. pr. & vb. n. Trancing.] 1. To entrance. [1913 Webster] And three I left him tranced. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To pass over or across; to traverse. [Poetic] [1913 Webster] Trance the world over. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] When thickest dark did trance the sky. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Trance \Trance\, v. i. To pass; to travel. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

trance n 1: a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation [syn: enchantment, spell, trance] 2: a state of mind in which consciousness is fragile and voluntary action is poor or missing; a state resembling deep sleep v 1: attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts" [syn: capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

85 Moby Thesaurus words for "trance": Walter Mitty, absence of mind, absentmindedness, absorption, abstractedness, abstraction, amnesia, animal hypnosis, autohypnosis, bemusement, brown study, castle-building, catalepsy, cataleptic, cataleptic hypnosis, cataplexy, catatonic stupor, coma, daydream, daydreamer, daydreaming, daze, depth of thought, dharana, dhyana, dream, dream state, dreaming, ecstasis, ecstasy, encephalitis lethargica, engrossment, enrapture, enravish, entrance, fantasy, fantasying, fit of abstraction, fugue, fugue state, half-conscious, high, hypnosis, hypnotherapy, hypnotic, hypnotic sleep, hypnotic trance, lethargic hypnosis, lethargy, mooning, moonraking, muse, musefulness, musing, muted ecstasy, narcohypnosis, narcolepsy, narcoma, narcosis, narcotic stupor, narcotization, nod, pipe dream, pipe-dreaming, preoccupation, rapture, ravish, reverie, samadhi, sedation, self-hypnosis, shock, sleeping sickness, sleepwalking, somnambulism, somnambulistic hypnosis, somnipathy, sopor, stargazing, study, stupor, swoon, thanatosis, woolgathering, yoga trance
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Trance (Gr. ekstasis, from which the word "ecstasy" is derived) denotes the state of one who is "out of himself." Such were the trances of Peter and Paul, Acts 10:10; 11:5; 22:17, ecstasies, "a preternatural, absorbed state of mind preparing for the reception of the vision", (comp. 2 Cor. 12:1-4). In Mark 5:42 and Luke 5:26 the Greek word is rendered "astonishment," "amazement" (comp. Mark 16:8; Acts 3:10).