|1.||a hypnotic state resembling sleep|
|2.||any mental state in which a person is unaware or apparently unaware of the environment, characterized by loss of voluntary movement, rigidity, and lack of sensitivity to external stimuli|
|3.||a dazed or stunned state|
|4.||a state of ecstasy or mystic absorption so intense as to cause a temporary loss of consciousness at the earthly level|
|5.||spiritualism a state in which a medium, having temporarily lost consciousness, can supposedly be controlled by an intelligence from without as a means of communication with the dead|
|6.||a type of electronic dance music with repetitive rhythms, aiming at a hypnotic effect|
|7.||(tr) to put into or as into a trance|
|[C14: from Old French transe, from transir to faint, pass away, from Latin trānsīre to go over, from |
An altered state of consciousness as in hypnosis, catalepsy, or ecstasy.
(Gr. ekstasis, from which the word "ecstasy" is derived) denotes the state of one who is "out of himself." Such were the trances of Peter and Paul, Acts 10:10; 11:5; 22:17, ecstasies, "a preternatural, absorbed state of mind preparing for the reception of the vision", (comp. 2 Cor. 12:1-4). In Mark 5:42 and Luke 5:26 the Greek word is rendered "astonishment," "amazement" (comp. Mark 16:8; Acts 3:10).