Origin of pant1
synonym study for pant
OTHER WORDS FROM pantpant·ing·ly, adverbun·pant·ing, adjective
Other definitions for pant (2 of 3)
Origin of pant2
Other definitions for pant (3 of 3)
WORDS THAT USE PANT-
What does pant- mean?
Pant- is a combining form used like a prefix meaning “all.” It is occasionally used in a variety of scientific and technical terms.
Pant- comes from the Greek pâs, meaning “all.” The equivalent form derived from Latin is omni-, as in omnivore, which comes from Latin omnis, “all.”
What are variants of pan-?
Pant- is a variant of panto-, which loses its -o- when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels. Another common variant of pant- is pan-, as in panhuman.
Want to know more? Read our Words That Use articles on pan- and panto-.
Examples of pant-
One example of a medical term that features the form pant- is pantalgia, “pain involving the entire body.”
The pant- part of the word means “all,” while the combining form -algia means “pain.” Pantalgia literally translates to “pain all over.”
What are some words that use the combining form pant-?
What are some other forms that pant- may be commonly confused with?
Not every word that begins with the exact letters pant-, such as pantaloon, is necessarily using the combining form pant- to denote “all.” Learn what pantaloons are at our entry for the word.
Break it down!
Atrophy is a medical condition where parts of the body waste away. With this in mind, what kind of medical condition is pantatrophy?
How to use pant in a sentence
Finding a great T-shirt or a great cigarette pant in a good fabric is next to impossible.Designers Won’t Dress Plus-Size Celebs|Erin Cunningham|June 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“He would just sit in front of us, staring at us and kind of doing this really slow pant in our face,” Mellon says.Meet Butters, the Christmas Dog Model|Michael Daly|December 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The star fell from grace like a leather jogging pant-clad, tattooed Lucifer.Justin Bieber’s No Good, Very Bad Year: Alleged Prostitutes, Reckless Driving, and More|Amy Zimmerman|December 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Earlier this week, news broke that Lululemon was recalling its Luon pant on account of ‘sheerness’.Lululemon Reports Fourth Quarter Profit Increases Despite Sheer Luon Pant Scandal|Misty White Sidell|March 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Three years ago, fashion would have labeled these the new harem pant, but now that moment is over.Justin Bieber's Addicted To Drop-Crotch Pants; Anna Wintour's Crush on Ben Stiller|The Fashion Beast Team|November 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Somebody had scuffed his right shoe in getting out and now he pulled up the pant leg of his dark grey suit to study it ruefully.
His grief was superb, a splendid grief, masculine and strong, which compressed his lips and made him pant.The Nabob|Alphonse Daudet
Robinson now began to pant audibly, and finding he could not shake the hunter off, he with some reluctance prepared another game.It Is Never Too Late to Mend|Charles Reade
We soon lost her, for we often paused to pant and lean against one another for a moment's respite in this strange memorable race.The Late Miss Hollingford|Rosa Mulholland
But he laboured on with the disabled scissors, and only succeeded in scratching the smooth marble a little; he stopped to pant.The Tinted Venus|F. Anstey