- [[t]træns, trɑns[/t]]n. v. tranced, tranc•ing1) a half-conscious state, seemingly between sleeping and waking, in which ability to function voluntarily may be suspended, esp. a state produced by hypnosis or religious ecstasy2) a dazed or bewildered condition3) a state of complete mental absorption or deep musing4) a type of electronic disco music derived from techno and other rave styles, characterized by sounds that have a hypnotic or spiritual quality5) to entrance; enrapture•Etymology: 1300–50; ME traunce < MF transe lit., passage (from life to death), der. of transir to go across < L trānsīre=trans-+īre to go trance′like`, adj.
From formal English to slang. 2014.