verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of pant1
Synonyms for pant
Related Words for pantedblow, breathe, palpitate, huff, throb, whiff, chuff, gulp, snort, puff, wheeze, heave, wind, desire, lust, hunger, sigh, covet, crave, pine
Examples from the Web for panted
Historical Examples of panted
"But why—why—" Mrs. Whitney squeaked and panted, and her breath failed.The Bacillus of Beauty
"This way," she panted, catching him by the coat, and pulling him toward the window.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
How we surged and panted, and fought one another for our sacred lives!Meadow Grass
"My dear, I am not contradicting; I am not well enough to contradict," panted poor Jenkins.
"My dear, it is of no use your talking; I must go to the office," he panted.
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.).