noun, plural pan·thers, (especially collectively) pan·ther.
- panther fungus,
Origin of panther
Origin of Panther
Examples from the Web for panther
Timing: The heist took place just before the evening rush hour, which slow would any potential police pusuit; a Panther trademark.
His movements had the elasticity of the panther; blows seemed to rebound from his body without doing him harm.Snnica|Vicente Blasco Ibez
Before Tulchuherris came the panther dog had killed all the bears, and the fox dog all the snakes and things poisonous.Creation Myths of Primitive America|Jeremiah Curtin
Do you recollect that among these paintings there was one of a panther and another of a bear?The Delight Makers|Adolf Bandelier
noun plural -thers or -ther
Word Origin 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.