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Definition 1: a proud stiff pompous gait - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for prance in the sense of this definition

(prance is a kind of ...) a person's manner of walking

Definition 2: to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others - [verb of motion]

Samples where prance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He struts around like a rooster in a hen house

Synonyms for prance in the sense of this definition

(prance is a kind of ...) use one's feet to advance; advance by steps

"Walk, don't run!" "We walked instead of driving" "She walks with a slight limp" "The patient cannot walk yet" "Walk over to the cabinet"

Definition 3: ride a horse such that it springs and bounds forward - [verb of motion]

(prance is a kind of ...) ride on horseback

(prance belongs to category ...) travel by being carried on horseback

(prance belongs to category ...) the sport of sitting on the back of a horse while controlling its movements

Definition 4: cause (a horse) to bound spring forward - [verb of motion]

(prance is a kind of ...) sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions

"She never sat a horse!" "Did you ever ride a camel?" "The girl liked to drive the young mare"

(prance has a similar meaning as ...) spring forward on the hind legs

"The young horse was prancing in the meadow"

(prance belongs to category ...) travel by being carried on horseback

(prance belongs to category ...) the sport of sitting on the back of a horse while controlling its movements

Definition 5: spring forward on the hind legs - [verb of motion]

Samples where prance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The young horse was prancing in the meadow

(prance is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(prance has a similar meaning as ...) cause (a horse) to bound spring forward

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