Words that end in ANCE

-ance State or condition: absorptance. Action: continuance. Origin of -ance Middle English from Old French from Latin -antia n. suff. ( -ant -ant ) ( -ia n. suff. ) and from Latin -entia ( -ent -ent ) ( -ia n. suff. ) dancetaking a series of rhythmical steps in time to music nanceoffensive term for an openly homosexual man chancean unknown and unpredictable phenomenon fiancea man who is engaged to be married prancemove or step in a lively, spirited, or showy way seancea meeting of spiritualists usancethe period of time permitted by commercial usage for the payment of a bill of exchange (especially a foreign bill of exchange) duranceimprisonment (especially for a long time) valancea decorative framework to conceal curtain fixtures at the top of a window casing adamanceresoluteness by virtue of being firm and unyielding affiancegive to in marriage alliancethe state of being confederated bechancehappen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance defiancea hostile challenge deviancea state or condition markedly different from the norm issuancethe act of providing an item for general use or for official purposes (usually in quantity) piquancea tart spicy quality pittancean inadequate payment radiancean attractive combination of good health and happiness reliancethe state of depending on something riddancethe act of removing something

-ance

  1. State or condition: absorptance.
  2. Action: continuance.

Origin of -ance

Middle English from Old French from Latin -antia n. suff. ( -ant -ant ) ( -ia n. suff. ) and from Latin -entia ( -ent -ent ) ( -ia n. suff. )

dance
taking a series of rhythmical steps in time to music

nance
offensive term for an openly homosexual man

chance
an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon

fiance
a man who is engaged to be married

prance
move or step in a lively, spirited, or showy way

seance
a meeting of spiritualists

usance
the period of time permitted by commercial usage for the payment of a bill of exchange (especially a foreign bill of exchange)

durance
imprisonment (especially for a long time)

valance
a decorative framework to conceal curtain fixtures at the top of a window casing

adamance
resoluteness by virtue of being firm and unyielding

affiance
give to in marriage

alliance
the state of being confederated

bechance
happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance

defiance
a hostile challenge

deviance
a state or condition markedly different from the norm

issuance
the act of providing an item for general use or for official purposes (usually in quantity)

piquance
a tart spicy quality

pittance
an inadequate payment

radiance
an attractive combination of good health and happiness

reliance
the state of depending on something

riddance
the act of removing something