of or relating to pants: pant cuffs.


Nearby words

  1. pansophy,
  2. panspermia,
  3. pansy,
  4. pansystolic,
  5. pansystolic murmur,
  6. pant leg,
  7. pant-,
  8. pantagraph,
  9. pantagruel,
  10. pantalets

Origin of pant

First recorded in 1890–95; singular of pants Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for panter



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

C15: from Old French pantaisier, from Greek phantasioun to have visions, from phantasia fantasy

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Word Origin and History for panter
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Medicine definitions for panter




To breathe rapidly and shallowly.

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