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pant

verb \ ˈpant \

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
transitive verb
:to utter with panting :gasp

Examples of pant in a Sentence

  1. Dogs pant when they are hot.

  2. The hikers were panting by the time they reached the top of the hill.

Origin and Etymology 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

pant Synonyms


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pant

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


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pant

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 pants plural, chiefly British :men's underpants
3 pants plural :pantie
with one's pants down
:in an embarrassing position (as of being unprepared to act)

Origin and Etymology of pant

short for pantaloons


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pant

adjective

Definition of pant

:of or relating to pants
  • a pant leg

First Known Use of pant

1892


pant-

combining form
variants: or panto-

Definition of pant-

:all
  • pantisocracy

Origin and Etymology of pant-

Greek, from pant-, pas — more at pan-



PANT Defined for English Language Learners

pant

verb

Definition of pant for English Language Learners

  • : to breathe hard and quickly

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

  • : to wish for or want something very eagerly


PANT Defined for Kids

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pant

verb \ ˈpant \

Definition of pant for Students

panted; panting
:to breathe hard or quickly
  • Dogs pant when they are hot.

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pant

noun

Definition of pant for Students

:a hard or quick breath

Medical Dictionary

pant

intransitive verb \ ˈpant \

medical Definition of pant

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


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