1. the noise made by a short puff of steam (as from an engine);
2. (usually in the plural) a garment extending from the waist to the knee or ankle, covering each leg separately;
- Example: "he had a sharp crease in his trousers"
[syn: trouser, pant]
3. a short labored intake of breath with the mouth open;
- Example: "she gave a gasp and fainted"
[syn: gasp, pant]
1. breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted;
- Example: "The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily"
[syn: pant, puff, gasp, heave]
2. utter while panting, as if out of breath;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Pant \Pant\ (p[.a]nt), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Panted; p. pr. & vb. n. Panting.] [Cf. F. panteler to gasp for breath, OF. panteisier to be breathless, F. pantois out of breath; perh. akin to E. phantom, the verb prob. orig. meaning, to have the nightmare.] 1. To breathe quickly or in a labored manner, as after exertion or from eagerness or excitement; to respire with heaving of the breast; to gasp. [1913 Webster] Pluto plants for breath from out his cell. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: To long eagerly; to desire earnestly; -- often used with for or after. [1913 Webster] As the hart panteth after the water brooks. --Ps. xlii. 1. [1913 Webster] Who pants for glory finds but short repose. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 3. To beat with unnatural violence or rapidity; to palpitate, or throb; -- said of the heart. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 4. To sigh; to flutter; to languish. [Poetic] [1913 Webster] The whispering breeze Pants on the leaves, and dies upon the trees. --Pope. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Pant \Pant\, v. t. 1. To breathe forth quickly or in a labored manner; to gasp out. [1913 Webster] There is a cavern where my spirit Was panted forth in anguish. --Shelley. [1913 Webster] 2. To long for; to be eager after. [R.] [1913 Webster] Then shall our hearts pant thee. --Herbert. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Pant \Pant\, n. 1. A quick breathing; a catching of the breath; a gasp. --Drayton. [1913 Webster] 2. A violent palpitation of the heart. --Shak. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
pant \pant\, n. A single leg of a pair of pants. See pants. [PJC]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
pant \pant\, a. Of or pertaining to pants. [PJC]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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