verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of pant1
Synonyms for pant
Origin of pant2
Related Words for pantblow, breathe, palpitate, huff, throb, whiff, chuff, gulp, snort, puff, wheeze, heave, wind, desire, lust, hunger, sigh, covet, crave, pine
Examples from the Web for pant
Contemporary Examples of pant
This requires him to pant, bark, fetch, and lick Julia Roberts.Is ‘Mirror Mirror’ Starring Julia Roberts the Worst Movie of the Year?
March 30, 2012
Historical Examples of pant
Why, in a little while we wanted to hold our mouths open and pant like a dog.Tom Sawyer Abroad
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
He was out of breath with whispering; I could hear him pant slightly.The Secret Sharer
I pant for a plantation which shall shelter and not suffocate.The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba
Her head drooped back and her parted lips seemed to pant and glow.In a Little Town
“Bullets,” said Harry, who began to pant with excitement, as he made for the door.In the Mahdi's Grasp
George Manville Fenn
Word Origin for pant
mid-15c., perhaps a shortening of Old French pantaisier "gasp, puff, pant, be out of breath, be in distress" (12c.), probably from Vulgar Latin *pantasiare "be oppressed with a nightmare, struggle for breathing during a nightmare," literally "to have visions," from Greek phantasioun "have or form images, subject to hallucinations," from phantasia "appearance, image, fantasy" (see phantasm). Related: Panted; panting.
"a gasping breath," c.1500, from pant (v.).