Meaning of -ANCE in English


ən(t)s, ə n(t)s noun suffix

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin -antia, from -ant-, -ans -ant + -ia -y

1. : action or process

attend ance

deliver ance

further ance

: instance of an action or process

appear ance

perform ance

2. : quality or state

resembl ance

temper ance

: instance of a quality or state

protuber ance

3. : amount or degree

conduct ance

tramsitt ance

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.