9 letter words ending in ance

Abaisance (n.) Obeisance.

Abearance (n.) Behavior.

Aberrance (n.) Alt. of Aberrancy

Abundance (n.) An overflowing fullness; ample sufficiency; great plenty; profusion; copious supply; superfluity; wealth: -- strictly applicable to quantity only, but sometimes used of number.

Admirance (n.) Admiration.

Allowance (n.) Approval; approbation.

Allowance (n.) The act of allowing, granting, conceding, or admitting; authorization; permission; sanction; tolerance.

Allowance (n.) Acknowledgment.

Allowance (n.) License; indulgence.

Allowance (n.) That which is allowed; a share or portion allotted or granted; a sum granted as a reimbursement, a bounty, or as appropriate for any purpose; a stated quantity, as of food or drink; hence, a limited quantity of meat and drink, when provisions fall short.

Allowance (n.) Abatement; deduction; the taking into account of mitigating circumstances; as, to make allowance for the inexperience of youth.

Allowance (n.) A customary deduction from the gross weight of goods, different in different countries, such as tare and tret.

Allowance (n.) To put upon a fixed allowance (esp. of provisions and drink); to supply in a fixed and limited quantity; as, the captain was obliged to allowance his crew; our provisions were allowanced.

Allurance (n.) Allurement.

Ambulance (n.) A field hospital, so organized as to follow an army in its movements, and intended to succor the wounded as soon as possible. Often used adjectively; as, an ambulance wagon; ambulance stretcher; ambulance corps.

Ambulance (n.) An ambulance wagon or cart for conveying the wounded from the field, or to a hospital.

Annoyance (n.) The act of annoying, or the state of being annoyed; molestation; vexation; annoy.

Annoyance (n.) That which annoys.

Appliance (n.) The act of applying; application; [Obs.] subservience.

Appliance (n.) The thing applied or used as a means to an end; an apparatus or device; as, to use various appliances; a mechanical appliance; a machine with its appliances.

Arrivance (n.) Arrival.

Assonance (n.) Resemblance of sound.

Assonance (n.) A peculiar species of rhyme, in which the last acce`ted vow`l and tnose whioh follow it in one word correspond in sound with the vowels of another word, while the consonants of the two words are unlike in sound; as, calamo and platano, baby and chary.

Assonance (n.) Incomplete correspondence.

Assurance (n.) The act of assuring; a declaration tending to inspire full confidence; that which is designed to give confidence.

Assurance (n.) The state of being assured; firm persuasion; full confidence or trust; freedom from doubt; certainty.

Assurance (n.) Firmness of mind; undoubting, steadiness; intrepidity; courage; confidence; self-reliance.

Assurance (n.) Excess of boldness; impudence; audacity; as, his assurance is intolerable.

Assurance (n.) Betrothal; affiance.

Assurance (n.) Insurance; a contract for the payment of a sum on occasion of a certain event, as loss or death.

Assurance (n.) Any written or other legal evidence of the conveyance of property; a conveyance; a deed.

Avoidance (n.) The act of annulling; annulment.

Avoidance (n.) The act of becoming vacant, or the state of being vacant; -- specifically used for the state of a benefice becoming void by the death, deprivation, or resignation of the incumbent.

Avoidance (n.) A dismissing or a quitting; removal; withdrawal.

Avoidance (n.) The act of avoiding or shunning; keeping clear of.

Avoidance (n.) The courts by which anything is carried off.

Boastance (n.) Boasting.

Brillance (n.) Brilliancy.

Chievance (n.) An unlawful bargain; traffic in which money is exported as discount.

Clearance (n.) The act of clearing; as, to make a thorough clearance.

Clearance (n.) A certificate that a ship or vessel has been cleared at the customhouse; permission to sail.

Clearance (n.) Clear or net profit.

Clearance (n.) The distance by which one object clears another, as the distance between the piston and cylinder head at the end of a stroke in a steam engine, or the least distance between the point of a cogwheel tooth and the bottom of a space between teeth of a wheel with which it engages.

Cumbrance (n.) Encumbrance.

Dalliance (n.) The act of dallying, trifling, or fondling; interchange of caresses; wanton play.

Dalliance (n.) Delay or procrastination.

Dalliance (n.) Entertaining discourse.

Demilance (n.) A light lance; a short spear; a half pike; also, a demilancer.

Dominance (n.) Alt. of Dominancy

Doubtance (n.) State of being in doubt; uncertainty; doubt.

Endurance (n.) A state or quality of lasting or duration; lastingness; continuance.

Endurance (n.) The act of bearing or suffering; a continuing under pain or distress without resistance, or without being overcome; sufferance; patience.

Esperance (n.) Hope.

Exultance (n.) Alt. of Exultancy

Eyeglance (n.) A glance of eye.

Flagrance (n.) Flagrancy.

Fragrance (n.) Alt. of Fragrancy

Grievance (v. t.) A cause of uneasiness and complaint; a wrong done and suffered; that which gives ground for remonstrance or resistance, as arising from injustice, tyranny, etc.; injury.

Grievance (v. t.) Grieving; grief; affliction.

Habitance (n.) Dwelling; abode; residence.

Heritance (n.) Heritage; inheritance.

Hindrance (v. t.) The act of hindering, or the state of being hindered.

Hindrance (v. t.) That which hinders; an impediment.

Ignorance (n.) The condition of being ignorant; the want of knowledge in general, or in relation to a particular subject; the state of being uneducated or uninformed.

Ignorance (n.) A willful neglect or refusal to acquire knowledge which one may acquire and it is his duty to have.

Indurance (n.) See Endurance.

Insurance (n.) The act of insuring, or assuring, against loss or damage by a contingent event; a contract whereby, for a stipulated consideration, called premium, one party undertakes to indemnify or guarantee another against loss by certain specified risks. Cf. Assurance, n., 6.

Insurance (n.) The premium paid for insuring property or life.

Insurance (n.) The sum for which life or property is insured.

Insurance (n.) A guaranty, security, or pledge; assurance.

Manurance (n.) Cultivation.

Meditance (n.) Meditation.

Mischance (n.) Ill luck; ill fortune; mishap.

Mischance (v. i.) To happen by mischance.

Moderance (n.) Moderation.

Mountance (n.) Amount; sum; quantity; extent.

Nonusance (n.) Neglect of using; failure to use.

Obeisance (n.) Obedience.

Obeisance (n.) A manifestation of obedience; an expression of difference or respect; homage; a bow; a courtesy.

Omittance (n.) The act of omitting, or the state of being omitted; forbearance; neglect.

Ordinance (n.) Orderly arrangement; preparation; provision.

Ordinance (n.) A rule established by authority; a permanent rule of action; a statute, law, regulation, rescript, or accepted usage; an edict or decree; esp., a local law enacted by a municipal government; as, a municipal ordinance.

Ordinance (n.) An established rite or ceremony.

Ordinance (n.) Rank; order; station.

Ordinance (n.) Ordnance; cannon.

Perchance (adv.) By chance; perhaps; peradventure.

Petulance (n.) Alt. of Petulancy

Plaisance (n.) See Pleasance.

Pleasance (n.) Pleasure; merriment; gayety; delight; kindness.

Pleasance (n.) A secluded part of a garden.

Pregnance (n.) Pregnancy.

Preseance (n.) Priority of place in sitting.

Puissance (n.) Power; strength; might; force; potency.

Pursuance (n.) The act of pursuing or prosecuting; a following out or after.

Pursuance (n.) The state of being pursuant; consequence.

Purveance (n.) Alt. of Purveiaunce

Quittance (v. t.) Discharge from a debt or an obligation; acquittance.

Quittance (v. t.) Recompense; return; repayment.

Quittance (v. t.) To repay; to requite.

Ralliance (n.) The act of rallying.

Readvance (v. i.) To advance again.

Recreance (n.) Recreancy.

Relevance (n.) Alt. of Relevancy

Reposance (n.) Reliance.

Resonance (n.) The act of resounding; the quality or state of being resonant.

Resonance (n.) A prolongation or increase of any sound, either by reflection, as in a cavern or apartment the walls of which are not distant enough to return a distinct echo, or by the production of vibrations in other bodies, as a sounding-board, or the bodies of musical instruments.

Salliance (n.) Salience.

Semblance (a.) Seeming; appearance; show; figure; form.

Semblance (a.) Likeness; resemblance, actual or apparent; similitude; as, the semblance of worth; semblance of virtue.

Severance (n.) The act of severing, or the state of being severed; partition; separation.

Severance (n.) The act of dividing; the singling or severing of two or more that join, or are joined, in one writ; the putting in several or separate pleas or answers by two or more disjointly; the destruction of the unity of interest in a joint estate.

Sibilance (n.) Alt. of Sibilancy

Snaphance (n.) A spring lock for discharging a firearm; also, the firearm to which it is attached.

Snaphance (n.) A trifling or second-rate thing or person.

Squinance (n.) Alt. of Squinancy

Stintance (n.) Restraint; stoppage.

Substance (n.) The most important element in any existence; the characteristic and essential components of anything; the main part; essential import; purport.

Substance (n.) Body; matter; material of which a thing is made; hence, substantiality; solidity; firmness; as, the substance of which a garment is made; some textile fabrics have little substance.

Substance (n.) Material possessions; estate; property; resources.

Substance (n.) Same as Hypostasis, 2.

Substance (v. t.) To furnish or endow with substance; to supply property to; to make rich.

Suffrance (n.) Sufferance.

Surseance (n.) Peace; quiet.

Tarriance (n.) The act or time of tarrying; delay; lateness.

Tolerance (n.) The power or capacity of enduring; the act of enduring; endurance.

Tolerance (n.) The endurance of the presence or actions of objectionable persons, or of the expression of offensive opinions; toleration.

Tolerance (n.) The power possessed or acquired by some persons of bearing doses of medicine which in ordinary cases would prove injurious or fatal.

Usherance (n.) The act of ushering, or the state of being ushered in.

Utterance (n.) The act of uttering.

Utterance (n.) Sale by offering to the public.

Utterance (n.) Putting in circulation; as, the utterance of false coin, or of forged notes.

Utterance (n.) Vocal expression; articulation; speech.

Utterance (n.) Power or style of speaking; as, a good utterance.

Utterance (n.) The last extremity; the end; death; outrance.

Vengeance (n.) Punishment inflicted in return for an injury or an offense; retribution; -- often, in a bad sense, passionate or unrestrained revenge.

Vengeance (n.) Harm; mischief.

Vigilance (n.) The quality or state of being vigilant; forbearance of sleep; wakefulness.

Vigilance (n.) Watchfulness in respect of danger; care; caution; circumspection.

Vigilance (n.) Guard; watch.

Wieldance (n.) The act or power of wielding.

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