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Meaning of PANT

Pronunciation:  pant

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a short labored intake of breath with the mouth open; "she gave a gasp and fainted"
  2. [n]  the noise made by a short puff of steam (as from an engine)
  3. [v]  breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted; "The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily"
  4. [v]  utter while panting, as if out of breath

PANT is a 4 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: gasp, gasp, heave, puff
 See Also: aspiration, blow, breathing in, emit, inhalation, inspiration, let loose, let out, noise, utter



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pant\, 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
    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.
             Pluto plants for breath from out his cell. --Dryden.
    2. Hence: To long eagerly; to desire earnestly.
             As the hart panteth after the water brooks. --Ps.
                                                   xlii. 1.
             Who pants for glory finds but short repose. --Pope.
    3. To beat with unnatural violence or rapidity; to palpitate,
       or throb; -- said of the heart. --Spenser.
    4. To sigh; to flutter; to languish. [Poetic]
             The whispering breeze Pants on the leaves, and dies
             upon the trees.                       --Pope.
  2. \Pant\, v. t.
    1. To breathe forth quickly or in a labored manner; to gasp
             There is a cavern where my spirit Was panted forth
             in anguish.                           --Shelley.
    2. To long for; to be eager after. [R.]
             Then shall our hearts pant thee.      --Herbert.
  3. \Pant\, n.
    1. A quick breathing; a catching of the breath; a gasp.
    2. A violent palpitation of the heart. --Shak.
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