pant

1
[ pant ]
/ pænt /

verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)

to breathe or utter gaspingly.

noun

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Origin of pant

1
First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English panten, from Middle French pant(a)is(i)er, from unattested Vulgar Latin phantasiāre “to have visions,” from Greek phantasioûn “to have or form images.” See fantasy

synonym study for pant

1. Pant, gasp suggest breathing with more effort than usual. Pant suggests rapid, convulsive breathing, as from violent exertion or excitement: to pant after running for the train. Gasp suggests catching one's breath in a single quick intake, as from amazement, terror, and the like, or a series of such quick intakes of breath, as in painful breathing: to gasp with horror; to gasp for breath.

OTHER WORDS FROM pant

pant·ing·ly, adverbun·pant·ing, adjective

Definition for pant (2 of 3)

pant2
[ pant ]
/ pænt /

adjective

of or relating to pants: pant cuffs.

noun

Origin of pant

2
First recorded in 1890–95; singular of pants

Definition for pant (3 of 3)

pant-

variant of panto- before a vowel.
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British Dictionary definitions for pant

pant
/ (pænt) /

verb

to breathe with noisy deep gasps, as when out of breath from exertion or excitement
to say (something) while breathing thus
(intr often foll by for) to have a frantic desire (for); yearn
(intr) to pulsate; throb rapidly

noun

the act or an instance of panting
a short deep gasping noise; puff

Word Origin for pant

C15: from Old French pantaisier, from Greek phantasioun to have visions, from phantasia fantasy
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Medical definitions for pant

pant
[ pănt ]

v.

To breathe rapidly and shallowly.
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