pant


1pant

verb \ˈpant\

: to breathe hard and quickly

: to say (something) while you are breathing quickly and heavily

: to wish for or want something very eagerly

Full Definition of PANT

intransitive verb
1
a :  to breathe quickly, spasmodically, or in a labored manner
b :  to run panting
c :  to move with or make a throbbing or puffing sound
2
:  to long eagerly :  yearn
3
:  throb, pulsate
transitive verb
:  to utter with panting :  gasp

Examples of PANT

  1. Dogs pant when they are hot.
  2. The hikers were panting by the time they reached the top of the hill.

Origin of PANT

Middle English, modification of Anglo-French panteiser, from Vulgar Latin *phantasiare to have hallucinations, from Greek phantasioun, from phantasia appearance, imagination — more at fancy
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with PANT

2pant

noun

Definition of PANT

1
a :  a panting breath
b :  the visible movement of the chest accompanying such a breath
2
:  a throbbing or puffing sound

First Known Use of PANT

1513

3pant

noun

Definition of PANT

1
:  an outer garment covering each leg separately and usually extending from the waist to the ankle —usually used in plural
2
plural chiefly British :  men's underpants
3
plural :  pantie
with one's pants down
:  in an embarrassing position (as of being unprepared to act)

Origin of PANT

short for pantaloons
First Known Use: 1840

Other Clothing Terms

babushka, brogue, bumbershoot, cravat, dishabille, furbelow, layette, raiment, spectator

4pant

adjective

Definition of PANT

:  of or relating to pants <a pant leg>

First Known Use of PANT

1892

Other Clothing Terms

babushka, brogue, bumbershoot, cravat, dishabille, furbelow, layette, raiment, spectator

pant

intransitive verb \ˈpant\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PANT

: to breathe quickly, spasmodically, or in a labored manner

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