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pant

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verb \ˈpant\

Simple Definition of pant

  • : 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

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 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

  3. 2 :  to long eagerly :  yearn

  4. 3 :  throb, pulsate

  5. transitive verb
  6. :  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


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pant

noun

Definition of pant

  1. 1 a :  a panting breath b :  the visible movement of the chest accompanying such a breath

  2. 2 :  a throbbing or puffing sound



1513

First Known Use of pant

1513


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pant

noun

Definition of pant

  1. 1 :  an outer garment covering each leg separately and usually extending from the waist to the ankle —usually used in plural

  2. 2 plural chiefly British :  men's underpants

  3. 3 plural :  pantie

with one's pants down
  1. :  in an embarrassing position (as of being unprepared to act)



Origin of pant

short for pantaloons


First Known Use: 1840


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pant

adjective

Definition of pant

  1. :  of or relating to pants <a pant leg>



1892

First Known Use of pant

1892


pant-

combining form

Definition of pant-

  1. :  all <pantisocracy>



Variants of pant-

or panto-

Origin of pant-

Greek, from pant-, pas — more at pan-


Medical Dictionary

pant

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intransitive verb \ˈpant\

Medical Definition of pant

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






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