- the cougar or puma, Felis concolor.
- the leopard, Panthera pardus.
- any leopard in the black color phase.
- Informal. a very fierce person.
- (initial capital letter) Military. a 43-ton (39 metric tons) German tank of World War II with a 75mm gun as its main armament.
- fierce; strong and violent.
Origin of panther
Origin of Panther
Examples from the Web for panther
Think of late Black Panther Eldridge Cleaver, who described rape as “insurrectionary” in his bestselling memoir, Soul on Ice.Julian Assange, Chick Magnet?
December 13, 2010
Timing: The heist took place just before the evening rush hour, which slow would any potential police pusuit; a Panther trademark.Return of the Pink Panthers?
August 12, 2009
He's not so large or tall, but quick and springy, and muscled like a panther.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
The Panther was forced to repass the Vulcan in the new maneuver.The Cruise of the Dry Dock
T. S. Stribling
On her way a panther met her, and asked where she were going.
Now the woman wanted to call for help, but the panther seized and devoured her.
But when the panther came in, they saw it was not really their mother after all.
- another name for the leopard, esp the black variety, which is known as the black panther
- US and Canadian any of various related animals, esp the puma
Word Origin and History for panther
early 13c., from Old French pantere "panther" (12c.), from Latin panthera, from Greek panther "panther, leopard," probably of Oriental origin. Folk etymology derivation from Greek pan- "all" + ther "beast" led to many curious fables.