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1. Primarily, to leap or spring hence, to leap or move with measured steps, regulated by a tune, sung or played on a musical instrument to leap or step with graceful motions of the body, corresponding with the sound of the voice or an instrument.

There is a time to mourn, and a time to dance. Ecclesiastes 3

2. To leap and frisk about to move nimbly or up and down.

To dance attendance, to wait with obsequiousness to strive to please and gain favor by assiduous attentions and officious civilities as, to dance attendance at court.

D'ANCE, To make to dance to move up and down, or back and forth to dandle as, to dance a child on the knee.

D'ANCE, n.

1. In general sense, a leaping and frisking about. Appropriately, a leaping or stepping with motions of the body adjusted to the measure of a tune, particularly by two or more in concert. A lively brisk exercise or amusement, in which the movements of the persons are regulated by art, in figure, and by the sound of instruments, in measure.
2. A tune by which dancing is regulated, as the minuet, the waltz, the cotillon, &c.

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Dance'. King James Dictionary.

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