7 letter words ending in ance

Advance (v. t.) To bring forward; to move towards the van or front; to make to go on.

Advance (v. t.) To raise; to elevate.

Advance (v. t.) To raise to a higher rank; to promote.

Advance (v. t.) To accelerate the growth or progress; to further; to forward; to help on; to aid; to heighten; as, to advance the ripening of fruit; to advance one's interests.

Advance (v. t.) To bring to view or notice; to offer or propose; to show; as, to advance an argument.

Advance (v. t.) To make earlier, as an event or date; to hasten.

Advance (v. t.) To furnish, as money or other value, before it becomes due, or in aid of an enterprise; to supply beforehand; as, a merchant advances money on a contract or on goods consigned to him.

Advance (v. t.) To raise to a higher point; to enhance; to raise in rate; as, to advance the price of goods.

Advance (v. t.) To extol; to laud.

Advance (v. i.) To move or go forward; to proceed; as, he advanced to greet me.

Advance (v. i.) To increase or make progress in any respect; as, to advance in knowledge, in stature, in years, in price.

Advance (v. i.) To rise in rank, office, or consequence; to be preferred or promoted.

Advance (v.) The act of advancing or moving forward or upward; progress.

Advance (v.) Improvement or progression, physically, mentally, morally, or socially; as, an advance in health, knowledge, or religion; an advance in rank or office.

Advance (v.) An addition to the price; rise in price or value; as, an advance on the prime cost of goods.

Advance (v.) The first step towards the attainment of a result; approach made to gain favor, to form an acquaintance, to adjust a difference, etc.; an overture; a tender; an offer; -- usually in the plural.

Advance (v.) A furnishing of something before an equivalent is received (as money or goods), towards a capital or stock, or on loan; payment beforehand; the money or goods thus furnished; money or value supplied beforehand.

Aidance (n.) Aid.

Askance (adv.) Alt. of Askant

Askance (v. t.) To turn aside.

Balance (n.) An apparatus for weighing.

Balance (n.) Act of weighing mentally; comparison; estimate.

Balance (n.) Equipoise between the weights in opposite scales.

Balance (n.) The state of being in equipoise; equilibrium; even adjustment; steadiness.

Balance (n.) An equality between the sums total of the two sides of an account; as, to bring one's accounts to a balance; -- also, the excess on either side; as, the balance of an account.

Balance (n.) A balance wheel, as of a watch, or clock. See Balance wheel (in the Vocabulary).

Balance (n.) The constellation Libra.

Balance (n.) The seventh sign in the Zodiac, called Libra, which the sun enters at the equinox in September.

Balance (n.) A movement in dancing. See Balance, v. i., S.

Balance (n.) To bring to an equipoise, as the scales of a balance by adjusting the weights; to weigh in a balance.

Balance (n.) To support on a narrow base, so as to keep from falling; as, to balance a plate on the end of a cane; to balance one's self on a tight rope.

Balance (n.) To equal in number, weight, force, or proportion; to counterpoise, counterbalance, counteract, or neutralize.

Balance (n.) To compare in relative force, importance, value, etc.; to estimate.

Balance (n.) To settle and adjust, as an account; to make two accounts equal by paying the difference between them.

Balance (n.) To make the sums of the debits and credits of an account equal; -- said of an item; as, this payment, or credit, balances the account.

Balance (n.) To arrange accounts in such a way that the sum total of the debits is equal to the sum total of the credits; as, to balance a set of books.

Balance (n.) To move toward, and then back from, reciprocally; as, to balance partners.

Balance (n.) To contract, as a sail, into a narrower compass; as, to balance the boom mainsail.

Balance (v. i.) To have equal weight on each side; to be in equipoise; as, the scales balance.

Balance (v. i.) To fluctuate between motives which appear of equal force; to waver; to hesitate.

Balance (v. i.) To move toward a person or couple, and then back.

Bobance (n.) A boasting.

Creance (n.) Faith; belief; creed.

Creance (n.) A fine, small

Creance (v. i. & t.) To get on credit; to borrow.

Durance (n.) Continuance; duration. See Endurance.

Durance (n.) Imprisonment; restraint of the person; custody by a jailer; duress. Shak.

Durance (n.) A stout cloth stuff, formerly made in imitation of buff leather and used for garments; a sort of tammy or everlasting.

Durance (n.) In modern manufacture, a worsted of one color used for window blinds and similar purposes.

Enhance (v. t.) To raise or lift up; to exalt.

Enhance (v. t.) To advance; to augment; to increase; to heighten; to make more costly or attractive; as, to enhance the price of commodities; to enhance beauty or kindness; hence, also, to render more heinous; to aggravate; as, to enhance crime.

Enhance (v. i.) To be raised up; to grow larger; as, a debt enhances rapidly by compound interest.

Extance (n.) Outward existence.

Finance (n.) The income of a ruler or of a state; revennue; public money; sometimes, the income of an individual; often used in the plural for funds; available money; resources.

Finance (n.) The science of raising and expending the public revenue.

Inhance (v. t.) See Enhance.

Noiance (n.) Annoyance.

Noyance (n.) Annoyance.

Penance (n.) Repentance.

Penance (n.) Pain; sorrow; suffering.

Penance (n.) A means of repairing a sin committed, and obtaining pardon for it, consisting partly in the performance of expiatory rites, partly in voluntary submission to a punishment corresponding to the transgression. Penance is the fourth of seven sacraments in the Roman Catholic Church.

Penance (v. t.) To impose penance; to punish.

Potance (n.) The stud in which the bearing for the lower pivot of the verge is made.

Romance (n.) An adventure, or series of extraordinary events, resembling those narrated in romances; as, his courtship, or his life, was a romance.

Romance (n.) A dreamy, imaginative habit of mind; a disposition to ignore what is real; as, a girl full of romance.

Romance (n.) The languages, or rather the several dialects, which were originally forms of popular or vulgar Latin, and have now developed into Italian. Spanish, French, etc. (called the Romanic languages).

Romance (n.) A short lyric tale set to music; a song or short instrumental piece in ballad style; a romanza.

Romance (a.) Of or pertaining to the language or dialects known as Romance.

Romance (v. i.) To write or tell romances; to indulge in extravagant stories.

Sonance (n.) A sound; a tune; as, to sound the tucket sonance.

Sonance (n.) The quality or state of being sonant.

Sorance (n.) Soreness.

Surance (n.) Assurance.

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