Pant definition

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To utter hurriedly and breathlessly; gasp out.
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A throb, as of the heart.
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To give off steam, smoke, etc. in loud puffs, as an engine.
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Any of a series of rapid, heavy breaths, as from exertion; gasp.
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To breathe rapidly in short gasps, as after exertion.
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To breathe rapidly and heavily; gasp, as from running fast.
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To feel strong desire; yearn eagerly.
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To beat loudly or heavily; throb or pulsate.
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A puff, as of an engine.
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The definition of a pant is taking a fast breath, a throb, or the puff from an engine.

An example of a pant is what a person is doing after running on a treadmill for an hour.

An example of a pant is the heavy beat of the heart.

An example of a pant is the steam released from a steam engine train.

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To give off loud puffs, especially while moving.
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To long demonstratively; yearn.

Was panting for a chance to play.

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To utter hurriedly or breathlessly.

I panted my congratulations to the winner of the race.

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A short labored breath; a gasp.
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A throb; a pulsation.
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A short loud puff, as of steam from an engine.
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Trousers.
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Underpants.
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To beat rapidly, as the heart; throb; pulsate.
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A quick breathing; a catching of the breath; a gasp.
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(intransitive) 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.
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To long for (something); to be eager for (something).
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(intransitive) To long eagerly; to desire earnestly.
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(intransitive) Of the heart, to beat with unnatural violence or rapidity; to palpitate.

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(intransitive) To sigh; to flutter; to languish.
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(fashion) A pair of pants (trousers or underpants).
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(used attributively as a modifier) Of or relating to pants.

Pant leg.

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A public drinking fountain in Scotland and North-East England.
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Alternative form of panto-.
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Pant is defined as to breath rapidly, to beat quickly, or to strongly want something.

An example of pant is what a person does after sprinting a distance.

An example of pant is what a person's heart does after running fast.

An example of pant is a child desperately wanting an ice cream cone.

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(slang) with (one's) pants down
  • In an embarrassing position.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

with (one's) pants down

Origin of pant

  • Middle English panten perhaps alteration of Old French pantaisier from Vulgar Latin pantasiāre from Greek phantasioun to form images from phantasiā appearance fantasy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Short for pantaloon

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Possibly a shortening of Old French pantoisier (“to be breathless") (compare modern French panteler (“to gasp for breath")), probably from Vulgar Latin *pantasiō (“struggling for breath when having a nightmare"), from Ancient Greek φαντασιόω (phantasioō, “I am subject to hallucinations"), from φαντασία (phantasia, “appearance, image, fantasy").

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  • From pants

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  • Unknown

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