pant

verb
\ ˈpant How to pronounce pant (audio) \
panted; panting; pants

Definition of pant

 (Entry 1 of 5)

intransitive verb

1a : 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

pant

noun

Definition of pant (Entry 2 of 5)

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

pant

Definition of pant (Entry 3 of 5)

variant of 1

pant

adjective

Definition of pant (Entry 4 of 5)

: of or relating to pants a pant leg
variants: or panto-

Definition of pant- (Entry 5 of 5)

: all pantisocracy

Synonyms for pant

Synonyms: Verb

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Examples of pant in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of pant

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1a

Noun

1513, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Adjective

1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pant

Verb

Middle English, modification of Anglo-French panteiser, from Vulgar Latin *phantasiare to have hallucinations, from Greek phantasioun, from phantasia appearance, imagination — more at fancy

Combining form

Greek, from pant-, pas — more at pan-

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“Pant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pant. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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More Definitions for pant

pant

verb

English Language Learners 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

pant

verb
\ ˈpant How to pronounce pant (audio) \
panted; panting

Kids Definition of pant

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to breathe hard or quickly Dogs pant when they are hot.

pant

noun

Kids Definition of pant (Entry 2 of 2)

: a hard or quick breath

pant

intransitive verb
\ ˈpant How to pronounce pant (audio) \

Medical Definition of pant

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

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