Definition of Hance

1. v. t. To raise; to elevate.

2. n. See Hanse.

Definition of Hance

1. Proper noun. (surname patronymic from=given names) ¹

2. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To raise, to elevate - Lydgate ¹

3. Noun. a curve or arc, especially in architecture or in the design of a ship ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hance

1. a side of an arch [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hance

hamzahs
hamzas
hamzated
han't
han-geul
hanai
hanamachi
hanap
hanaper
hanapers
hanaps
hanatoxin
hanatoxins
hanawaltite
hanazumo
hance (current term)
hanced
hances
hanch
hanched
hanches
hanching
hancing
hand
hand-and-foot syndrome
hand-build
hand-cart
hand-crafted
hand-down
hand-eggs

Literary usage of Hance

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1. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1915)
"THIRTY years ago John hance rode into Arizona and one day came suddenly upon the Grand Canyon. What his emotions were at his first glimpse of the scene no ..."

2. The Grand Canyon of Arizona: Being a Book of Words from Many Pens, about the (1909)
"John hance, the Grand Canyon guide, is one of them a little overpraised and overrated, ... His name is John hance. Some people call him Old John hance, ..."

3. The Days of a Man: Being Memories of a Naturalist, Teacher, and Minor by David Starr Jordan (1922)
"hance was a humorist of rare degree. From the brink of the abyss he used touchingly to show the whitened skeleton of a horse a mile below, ..."

4. A Select Collection of Old English Plays by Robert Dodsley, William Carew Hazlitt (1874)
"Rise again, hance, thou hadst almost got a fall: But thou ... Body of me, hance, how doth thy belly, canst thou tell 1 By the mass, ..."

5. A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: With Numerous Sketches by William Smith Bryan, Robert Rose (1876)
"Mr. hance settled in Montgomery county, Mo., in 1829, on what is now the ... (Children of Peter hance.) Mary never married, and died in Virginia at the age ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"A few short historical chapters, by way of introduction, put us in touch with the tellers of " fish stories " from Jonah down to John hance, including such ..."

7. From My Quebec Scrap-book by George Moore Fairchild (1907)
"James B. hance N these days when the rapprochement between Great Britain and her colonies has become a subject of intense 'pride to all of us, ..."

8. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1867)
"The three field officers, Captain Todd, senior captain, and Captain hance, third senior captain present, were wounded, and Captain Summer, second senior ..."

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