-ance Definition

əns, 'ns; ənts, 'nts
suffix
State or condition.
Absorptance.
American Heritage
Action.
Continuance.
American Heritage
affix
The act or process of ____ing.
Discontinuance.
Webster's New World
The quality or state of being.
Forbearance.
Webster's New World
A thing that ____s.
Hindrance.
Webster's New World
A thing that is ____ed.
Utterance, remittance.
Webster's New World
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adverb

(chiefly Scotland) Alternative spelling of once.

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Origin of -ance

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin -antia n. suff. (-ant -ant) (-ia n. suff.) and from Latin -entia (-ent -ent) (-ia n. suff.)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • ME < OFr -ance (< L -antia, -entia) or directly < L

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

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