Disadvance
Disadvance Dis`ad*vance" (?; 61), v. t. & i. [Pref. dis- + advance: cf. OF. desavancier.] To draw back, or cause to draw back. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

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  • disadvance — transitive verb Etymology: alteration (influenced by ad ) of Middle English disavauncen, from Middle English desavancer, from Old French desavancier, from des dis (I) + avancier to move forward, advance more at advance obsolete : to cause to draw …   Useful english dictionary

  • disavaunce — (Spenser) same as ↑disadvance * * * disavaunce, disaventure obs. forms of disadvance, disadventure …   Useful english dictionary

  • Disavaunce — Dis a*vaunce , v. t. [Cf. {Disadvance}.] To retard; to repel; to do damage to. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • English words first attested in Chaucer — Contents 1 Etymology 2 List 2.1 Canterbury Tales General Prologue …   Wikipedia

  • disaventure — disadvenˈture or disavenˈture noun (Spenser, etc) A mishap • • • Main Entry: ↑disadventurous * * * disavaunce, disaventure obs. forms of disadvance, disadventure …   Useful english dictionary

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