8 letter words ending in ance

Abeyance (n.) Expectancy; condition of being undetermined.

Abeyance (n.) Suspension; temporary suppression.

Abidance (n.) The state of abiding; abode; continuance; compliance (with).

Abodance (n.) An omen; a portending.

Affiance (n.) Plighted faith; marriage contract or promise.

Affiance (n.) Trust; reliance; faith; confidence.

Affiance (v. t.) To betroth; to pledge one's faith to for marriage, or solemnly promise (one's self or another) in marriage.

Affiance (v. t.) To assure by promise.

Alliance (n.) Any union resembling that of families or states; union by relationship in qualities; affinity.

Alliance (n.) The persons or parties allied.

Alliance (v. t.) To connect by alliance; to ally.

Amenance (n.) Behavior; bearing.

Avowance (n.) Act of avowing; avowal.

Avowance (n.) Upholding; defense; vindication.

Bechance (adv.) By chance; by accident.

Bechance (v. t. & i.) To befall; to chance; to happen to.

Buoyance (n.) Buoyancy.

Crepance (n.) Alt. of Crepane

Defiance (n.) The act of defying, putting in opposition, or provoking to combat; a challenge; a provocation; a summons to combat.

Defiance (n.) A state of opposition; willingness to flight; disposition to resist; contempt of opposition.

Defiance (n.) A casting aside; renunciation; rejection.

Deniance (n.) Denial.

Distance (n.) The space between two objects; the length of a

Distance (n.) Remoteness of place; a remote place.

Distance (n.) A space marked out in the last part of a race course.

Distance (n.) Relative space, between troops in ranks, measured from front to rear; -- contrasted with interval, which is measured from right to left.

Distance (n.) Space between two antagonists in fencing.

Distance (n.) The part of a picture which contains the representation of those objects which are the farthest away, esp. in a landscape.

Distance (n.) Ideal disjunction; discrepancy; contrariety.

Distance (n.) Length or interval of time; period, past or future, between two eras or events.

Distance (n.) The remoteness or reserve which respect requires; hence, respect; ceremoniousness.

Distance (n.) A withholding of intimacy; alienation; coldness; disagreement; variance; restraint; reserve.

Distance (n.) Remoteness in succession or relation; as, the distance between a descendant and his ancestor.

Distance (n.) The interval between two notes; as, the distance of a fourth or seventh.

Distance (v. t.) To place at a distance or remotely.

Distance (v. t.) To cause to appear as if at a distance; to make seem remote.

Distance (v. t.) To outstrip by as much as a distance (see Distance, n., 3); to leave far behind; to surpass greatly.

Elegance (n.) Alt. of Elegancy

Entrance (n.) The act of entering or going into; ingress; as, the entrance of a person into a house or an apartment; hence, the act of taking possession, as of property, or of office; as, the entrance of an heir upon his inheritance, or of a magistrate into office.

Entrance (n.) Liberty, power, or permission to enter; as, to give entrance to friends.

Entrance (n.) The passage, door, or gate, for entering.

Entrance (n.) The entering upon; the beginning, or that with which the beginning is made; the commencement; initiation; as, a difficult entrance into business.

Entrance (n.) The causing to be entered upon a register, as a ship or goods, at a customhouse; an entering; as, his entrance of the arrival was made the same day.

Entrance (n.) The angle which the bow of a vessel makes with the water at the water

Entrance (n.) The bow, or entire wedgelike forepart of a vessel, below the water

Entrance (v. t.) To put into a trance; to make insensible to present objects.

Entrance (v. t.) To put into an ecstasy; to ravish with delight or wonder; to enrapture; to charm.

Estuance (n.) Heat.

Failance (n.) Fault; failure; omission.

Guidance (n.) The act or result of guiding; the superintendence or assistance of a guide; direction; government; a leading.

Instance (n.) The act or quality of being instant or pressing; urgency; solicitation; application; suggestion; motion.

Instance (n.) That which is instant or urgent; motive.

Instance (n.) Occasion; order of occurrence.

Instance (n.) That which offers itself or is offered as an illustrative case; something cited in proof or exemplification; a case occurring; an example.

Instance (n.) A token; a sign; a symptom or indication.

Instance (v. t.) To mention as a case or example; to refer to; to cite; as, to instance a fact.

Instance (v. i.) To give an example.

Issuance (n.) The act of issuing, or giving out; as, the issuance of an order; the issuance of rations, and the like.

Iterance (n.) Iteration.

Liegance (n.) Same as Ligeance.

Ligeance (n.) The connection between sovereign and subject by which they were mutually bound, the former to protection and the securing of justice, the latter to faithful service; allegiance.

Nuisance (n.) That which annoys or gives trouble and vexation; that which is offensive or noxious.

Operance (n.) Alt. of Operancy

Ordnance (n.) Heavy weapons of warfare; cannon, or great guns, mortars, and howitzers; artillery; sometimes, a general term for all weapons and appliances used in war.

Outrance (n.) The utmost or last extremity.

Parlance (n.) Conversation; discourse; talk; diction; phrase; as, in legal parlance; in common parlance.

Pittance (n.) An allowance of food bestowed in charity; a mess of victuals; hence, a small charity gift; a dole.

Pittance (n.) A meager portion, quantity, or allowance; an inconsiderable salary or compensation.

Plesance (n.) Pleasance.

Portance (n.) See Port, carriage, demeanor.

Radiance (n.) Alt. of Radiancy

Reliance (n.) The act of relying, or the condition or quality of being reliant; dependence; confidence; trust; repose of mind upon what is deemed sufficient support or authority.

Reliance (n.) Anything on which to rely; dependence; ground of trust; as, the boat was a poor reliance.

Resiance (n.) Residence; abode.

Riddance (n.) The act of ridding or freeing; deliverance; a cleaning up or out.

Riddance (n.) The state of being rid or free; freedom; escape.

Sorrance (n.) Same as Sorance.

Sortance (v. i.) Suitableness; agreement.

Tendance (n.) The act of attending or waiting; attendance.

Tendance (n.) Persons in attendance; attendants.

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