5 letter words ending in ance
-ance () A suffix signifying action; also, quality or state; as, assistance, resistance, appearance, elegance. See -ancy.
Dance (v. i.) To move with measured steps, or to a musical accompaniment; to go through, either alone or in company with others, with a regulated succession of movements, (commonly) to the sound of music; to trip or leap rhythmically.
Dance (v. i.) To move nimbly or merrily; to express pleasure by motion; to caper; to frisk; to skip about.
Dance (v. t.) To cause to dance, or move nimbly or merrily about, or up and down; to dandle.
Dance (v. i.) The leaping, tripping, or measured stepping of one who dances; an amusement, in which the movements of the persons are regulated by art, in figures and in accord with music.
Dance (v. i.) A tune by which dancing is regulated, as the minuet, the waltz, the cotillon, etc.
Hance (v. t.) To raise; to elevate.
Hance () Alt. of Hanch
Lance (n.) A weapon of war, consisting of a long shaft or handle and a steel blade or head; a spear carried by horsemen, and often decorated with a small flag; also, a spear or harpoon used by whalers and fishermen.
Lance (n.) A soldier armed with a lance; a lancer.
Lance (n.) A small iron rod which suspends the core of the mold in casting a shell.
Lance (n.) An instrument which conveys the charge of a piece of ordnance and forces it home.
Lance (n.) One of the small paper cases filled with combustible composition, which mark the out
Lance (v. t.) To pierce with a lance, or with any similar weapon.
Lance (v. t.) To open with a lancet; to pierce; as, to lance a vein or an abscess.
Lance (v. t.) To throw in the manner of a lance. See Lanch.
Pance (n.) The pansy.
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