Prance meaning

prăns
The definition of a prance is a swagger or strut, or a horse's rise up onto hind legs.

An example of a prance is a show horse walking on its hind legs.

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To cause (a horse) to prance.
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Prance is defined as to move about on the hind legs, or to move with a swagger or strut.

An example of prance is for a deer to get up on its hind legs and jump around.

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To walk or move about spiritedly; strut.
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To ride on a prancing horse.
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To move about in a way suggestive of a prancing horse; caper.
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To walk or move about in an affected or exaggerated manner.
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To cause (a horse) to prance.
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An act or instance of prancing.
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A prancing movement.
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(uncommon) The act of prancing.
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(of a horse) To spring forward on the hind legs.
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(colloquial, figuratively) To strut about.
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The act or an instance of prancing.
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To rise up on the hind legs in a lively way, esp. while moving along.
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To ride a horse moving in such a fashion.
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Origin of prance

  • Middle English prauncen
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English prancen, prauncen (“to prance", literally, "to show off"), variant of Middle English pranken (“to prank"). Cognate with Bavarian prangezen, prangssen (“to put on airs"), Alemannic German pranzen (“to strut"). More at prank.
    From Wiktionary