verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of pant1
Synonyms for pant
Related Words for pantingheaving, gasping, longing, hunger, lust, yearning, passion, craving, gasp, palpitation, hyperpnea, hyperventilation, dyspnea, breathless, short-winded
Examples from the Web for panting
Historical Examples of panting
Panting, she undid the scarf and flooded the room with light.Jennie Baxter, Journalist
Panting for breath I blundered at the task of connecting the light.
Panting, completely exhausted, Ken forced his brain to the question.Under Arctic Ice
Panting and breathless he defended himself as best he could.The Cat of Bubastes
G. A. Henty
Panting and crouching, Winterslea groped his way among them.Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas
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.).