Hance
Hance Hance (h[.a]ns), v. t. [See {Enhance}.] To raise; to elevate. [Obs.] --Lydgate.

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  • Hance — (h[a^]ns), Hanch Hanch (h[a^]nch), n. [See {Hanse}.] 1. (Arch.) See {Hanse}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) A sudden fall or break, as the fall of the fife rail down to the gangway. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hance — Hance, H. F., Botaniker, s. Han …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • hance — en·hance; en·hance·ment; hance; snap·hance; …   English syllables

  • hance — ˈhan(t)s noun ( s) Etymology: obsolete English hance, haunce lintel, from hance, haunce to raise, from Middle English hauncen, probably short for enhauncen more at enhance 1. : a curved contour on a ship (as the fall of the fife rail to the deck) …   Useful english dictionary

  • hance — noun /hɑːns/ a curve or arc, especially in architecture or in the design of a ship , 1974: He wears a minimal white cotton brief, and is pleased by the hance of its pouch, a catenary dip as he faces the mirror, the profile navicular and ostent.… …   Wiktionary

  • Hance — This interesting and unusual surname is of early medieval English origin, and is from the medieval given name Han(n) , which is usually a short form of Johan, from the Hebrew name Yochanan , meaning Jehovah has favoured (me with a son), or may… …   Surnames reference

  • hance — /hæns/ (say hans) noun 1. Nautical a curved rise to a higher part, as of the bulwarks from the waist to the quarterdeck. 2. Architecture a. the sharply curving portion nearest the impost at either side of an elliptical or similar arch. b. the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • hance — chance malchance …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • hance — (hamçe) nazik şahce, dal, ince deynek …   Çağatay Osmanlı Sözlük

  • HÂNÇE — f. Küçük tepsi, ufak sini …   Yeni Lügat Türkçe Sözlük

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