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Definition of the noun prance
What does prance mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: prances
- a proud stiff pompous gait
Alternative definition of the noun prance
- [uncommon] The act of prancing.
Definition of the verb prance
What does prance mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: pranced | prancing | prances
- to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others
- example: The children prance to the playground
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula there [Verb] [Theme, indefinite] [Path Preposition] [Location] There jumped a little white rabbit out of the box there [Verb] [Path Preposition] [Location, concrete] [Theme, indefinite] There jumped out of the box a little white rabbit [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] He skated Penny | Tom jumped the horse [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Adjective] Bill rolled the drawer open | He rode her seasick | He skated Penny exhausted | Tom walked the dog exhausted [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] to / into [Oblique, state] Bill rolled the drawer to an open position | He rode her to sickness | He skated Penny to exhaustion | Tom walked the dog to exhaustion [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Spatial Preposition] [Location] Tom jumped the horse over the fence [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] The horse jumped [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Location, concrete] The horse jumped the stream [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Oblique 1] to / into [Oblique 2, state] Claire skated her skates blades to shreds | She waltzed herself to sickness | We walked ourselves into a state of exhaustion [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Oblique 1] [Path Preposition] [Oblique 2] Tom ran the soles off his shoes [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Spatial Preposition] [Location] The horse jumped over the fence [Path Preposition] [Location] [Verb] [Theme] Out of the box jumped a little white rabbit
Verbs of Motion (with the same syntax): amble, backpack, bolt, bounce, bound, bowl, canter, carom, cavort, charge, clamber, climb, clump, coast, crawl, creep, dart, dash, dodder, drift, file, flit, float, fly, frolic, gallop, gambol, glide, goose step, hasten, hike, hobble, hop, hurry, hurtle, inch, jog, journey, jump, leap, limp, lollop, lope, lumber, lurch, march, meander, mince, mosey, nip, pad, parade, perambulate, plod, promenade, prowl, race, ramble, roam, roll, romp, rove, run, rush, sashay, saunter, scamper, scoot, scram, scramble, scud, scurry, scuttle, shamble, shuffle, sidle, skedaddle, skip, skitter, skulk, sleepwalk, slide, slink, slither, slog, slouch, sneak, somersault, speed, stagger, step, stomp, stray, streak, stride, stroll, strut, stumble, stump, swagger, sweep, swerve, swim, tack, tear, tiptoe, toddle, toil, totter, tour, traipse, tramp, travel, trek, troop, trot, trudge, trundle, vault, waddle, wade, walk, wander, weave, whiz, zigzag, zoom.
- lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
- synonyms of prance: cock / ruffle / sashay / strut / swagger / tittup
- more generic word: walk = use one's feet to advance
- spring forward on the hind legs
- cause (a horse) to bound spring forward
- ride a horse such that it springs and bounds forward
Alternative definition of the verb prance
- [context: of a horse] To spring forward on the hind legs.
- [colloquial, figuratively] To strut about.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for prance
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by Giguere, Miriam
Prance A prance is a stylized walk in which the feet are placed in front of the body rather than directly under the legs. This necessitates bringing the knees a little higher and forward than you would do in a normal walk. Prancing is usually done ...
The Naked Woman (2007)
A Study of the Female Body by Desmond Morris
The Prance is a playful fast walk in which unnecessary springs and small leaps are made with the feet as the woman progresses forward. It is a fast version of the bounce, with a more vigorous leg action. The Run is of special interest because ...
La Belle Prance is the moat uninteresting. The flowers — nay even the flatness of Holland — with all its smooth canals and shaded dykes (those monuments of industry) — its fertile fields — its neat and cleanly towns — its painted houses, ...
Meanwhile Prance watched one of the gates to prevent interruption. The body was kept at Somerset House till the following Wednesday night, when it was carried by easy stages in a sedan ; chair to Primrose Hill, and left as it was found.
by Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates, Peter McClure
Current frequencies: GB , Ireland • GB frequency : • Main GB location : Devon English: nickname from Middle English praunce, praunse 'prance, jump, strut', perhaps with reference to someone's gait or attitude.
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Usage statistics about prance
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb prance:
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Quotes about prance
What is it
Me to do?
I love you!
So that you can
Rip off my heart
I was just
With you! (Aparna Chatterjee)
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Scrabble value of P3R1A1N1C3E1
The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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