- of or relating to pants: pant cuffs.
Origin of pant2
Examples from the Web for panter
Historical Examples of panter
Tell your Panter and Butler to come to the table before grace.
Panter was promoted to the See of Ross in the latter part of 1545.
I ain't afeared of em—ain't afeared of anything cept a panter.
A brother skipper jumped into the boat, and actually clutched him by his cap at the same moment poor Panter said “I am gone, Ned!”West African studies
Mary Henrietta Kingsley
To assay bread, the Panter kneels, the Carver cuts him a slice, and he eats it.
- 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
- the act or an instance of panting
- a short deep gasping noise; puff
Word Origin for pant
Word Origin and History for panter
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.).
- To breathe rapidly and shallowly.