verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- pansystolic murmur,
- pant leg,
Origin of pant1
Examples from the Web for panting
Panting, exhausted, Muggs stumbled through the entrance and ran into the little office.Black Star's Campaign|Johnston McCulley
Panting, he gazed at it, then flung up one arm in a futile blow that fell short by two feet.The Enormous Room|Horace Leonard Gold
Panting for breath, he shot forward with fearful leaps, now straight into the thicket of the woods.Henry VIII And His Court|Louise Muhlbach
Panting and laughing, she came to a standstill while the girls rushed past her.The Outdoor Girls at Wild Rose Lodge|Laura Lee Hope
Panting and snorting like a mad battle steed that has lost its rider, the masterless ocean overruns the globe.Moby Dick; or The Whale|Herman Melville
Word Origin for pant
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.).