What does Panther mean?

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ˈpæn θərPan·ther

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. jaguar, panther, Panthera onca, Felis onca(noun)

    a large spotted feline of tropical America similar to the leopard; in some classifications considered a member of the genus Felis

  2. panther(noun)

    a leopard in the black color phase

  3. cougar, puma, catamount, mountain lion, painter, panther, Felis concolor(noun)

    large American feline resembling a lion


  1. panther(Noun)

    Any of various big cats with black fur; most especially, the black-coated leopard of India.

    Etymology: From pantere (modern panthère), from panthera, from πάνθηρ.

  2. panther(Noun)

    Any big cat of the genus Panthera.

    Etymology: From pantere (modern panthère), from panthera, from πάνθηρ.

  3. panther(Noun)

    A cougar; especially the Florida panther.

    Etymology: From pantere (modern panthère), from panthera, from πάνθηρ.

  4. Panther(Noun)

    A member of any of the Black Panther Party, White Panther Party or Gray Panthers

    Etymology: From pantere (modern panthère), from panthera, from πάνθηρ.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Panther(noun)

    a large dark-colored variety of the leopard, by some zoologists considered a distinct species. It is marked with large ringlike spots, the centers of which are darker than the color of the body

    Etymology: [OE. pantere, F. panthre, L. panthera, Gr. pa`nqhr, prob. fr. Skr. pundrka a tiger.]

  2. Panther(noun)

    in America, the name is applied to the puma, or cougar, and sometimes to the jaguar

    Etymology: [OE. pantere, F. panthre, L. panthera, Gr. pa`nqhr, prob. fr. Skr. pundrka a tiger.]


  1. Panther

    Panther is a 1995 film directed by Mario Van Peebles, from a screenplay adapted by his father, Melvin Van Peebles which was based on his book of the same name. The film is a an unapologetically sympathetic portrayal of the story of The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, tracing the organization from its founding through its demise in a compressed timeframe. Creative license is taken at some turns to amplify or dial down the significance of selected events, but the general trajectory of the Party and its experiences is still told factually, and the disclaimer placed at the beginning of the film lays claim only to its contents being "based on a true story". The film is cinematically notable for Marcus Chong's near-mirror image resemblance to the actual Huey P. Newton in the film, as well as for what in the 2000s era might be considered an all-star black U.S. actors' roster, sporting names like Angela Bassett, Chris Tucker, Bobby Brown and even Chris Rock in a rarely-glimpsed 'before they were famous' capacity. Angela Bassett in particular had already played her Betty Shabazz role a few years earlier in the Spike Lee film Malcolm X. Panther is also notable for being very difficult to locate and buy on DVD or even VHS tape, although both versions do exist and are available via sufficient searching on the web on Amazon.com or eBay. Most of the results of such searches, however, are of Australian or other non-U.S. formats, rather than United States ones.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Panther

    pan′thėr, n. a fierce, spotted, carnivorous quadruped of Asia and Africa:—fem. Pan′theress. [Fr. panthère—L.,—Gr. panthēr.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Panther in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Panther in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Panther in a Sentence

  1. Waller County Sheriff Glen Smith:

    From my experience, groups like The New Black Panther Party are smart, they point their guns in the air and don’t look Waller County Sheriff Glen Smith in the eye and say ‘ I ’m going to kill Waller County Sheriff Glen Smith, ’ but say ‘ pigs in blanket, ’ or ‘ need to fry some bacon. ’.

  2. Le Corre:

    How would you train a panther to be fit? not on a treadmill.

  3. Oren Segal:

    The African American Defense League and The New Black Panther Party are hate groups with a long and very different record than Black Lives Matter, which is an idea, a movement, defense League’s not even close. People should be asking if BLM was n’t leading protests, who would be leading them ? Defense League could be worse. What group would fill the vacuum ?

  4. Debbie Allen:

    Videos have been sent to me from little babies dancing, people who are serious dancers, people who just want to move, and, you know, guys who have bodies that looked like they are the next Thor or Black Panther.

  5. Hashim Nzinga:

    The New Black Panther Party is not instructing anyone in any way, shape, form, or fashion, to bring weapons to Cleveland, any person (outside of NBPP) who exercises that 'right', only does so as a personal choice, not by the instructions of the NBPP National Chairman, any of our National staff, or membership.

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