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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pantnoun

    the noise made by a short puff of steam (as from an engine)

  2. trouser, pantnoun

    (usually in the plural) a garment extending from the waist to the knee or ankle, covering each leg separately

    "he had a sharp crease in his trousers"

  3. gasp, pantverb

    a short labored intake of breath with the mouth open

    "she gave a gasp and fainted"

  4. pant, puff, gasp, heaveverb

    breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted

    "The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily"

  5. pantverb

    utter while panting, as if out of breath


  1. pantnoun

    A single leg of a pair of pants. See pants.

  2. pantadjective

    Of or pertaining to pants.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Pantnoun

    Palpitation; motion of the heart.

    Etymology: from the verb.

    Leap thou, attire and all,
    Through proof of harness, to my heart, and there
    Ride on the pants triumphing. William Shakespeare.

  2. To PANTverb

    Etymology: panteler, old French.

    Yet might her piteous heart be seen to pant and quake. Fairy Queen.

    Below the bottom of the great abyss,
    There where one centre reconciles all things,
    The world’s profound heart pants. Richard Crashaw.

    If I am to lose by sight the soft pantings, which I have always felt, when I heard your voice, pull out these eyes before they lead me to be ungrateful. Tatler.

    Pluto pants for breath from out his cell,
    And opens wide the grinning jaws of hell. Dryden.

    The whisp’ring breeze
    Pants on the leaves, and dies upon the trees. Alexander Pope.

    They pant after the dust of the earth, on the head of the poor. Amos ii. 7.

    Who pants for glory, finds but short repose,
    A breath revives him, and a breath o’erthrows. Alexander Pope.


  1. pant

    A pant is a piece of clothing that covers the body from the waist to the ankles, divided into separate parts for each leg. They are often made of fabric such as denim, cotton, or polyester, and can vary in style, fit, and color. They are commonly worn by both men and women. In British English, this type of clothing item is referred to as trousers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pantverb

    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

  2. Pantverb

    hence: To long eagerly; to desire earnestly

  3. Pantverb

    to beat with unnatural violence or rapidity; to palpitate, or throb; -- said of the heart

  4. Pantverb

    to sigh; to flutter; to languish

  5. Pantverb

    to breathe forth quickly or in a labored manner; to gasp out

  6. Pantverb

    to long for; to be eager after

  7. Pantnoun

    a quick breathing; a catching of the breath; a gasp

  8. Pantnoun

    a violent palpitation of the heart

  9. Etymology: [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. Pant

    Pant is a village in Shropshire, England. It lies near the border with Wales. Pant means 'hollow' in Welsh: it is directly below the disused mines at Llanymynech Rocks Nature Reserve. Pant has a few notable features: Llanymynech Golf Club is unique as the only 18 hole course in the UK to straddle the border between two countries; Llanymynech Ogof, a copper mine where many Roman artifacts have been found; Bryn Offa Church of England Primary School, a relatively new school built after the closure of four schools in the surrounding area; and a large gin wheel in the village. This quiet village was once much more lively, with several shops and a post office.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pant

    pant, v.i. to breathe hard and quickly: to show excitement by quickness of breathing: to gasp: to throb: to desire ardently: to heave, as the breast: to bulge and shrink successively, of iron hulls, &c.—v.t. to gasp out: to long for.—ns. Pant, Pant′ing, rapid breathing: palpitation: longing.—adv. Pant′ingly, in a panting manner: with hard and rapid breathing. [Imit.; or nasalised from pat (v.t.).]

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  1. PANT

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. PANT

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Pant is ranked #26282 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Pant surname appeared 929 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Pant.

    63.8% or 593 total occurrences were Asian.
    30% or 279 total occurrences were White.
    2% or 19 total occurrences were Black.
    2% or 19 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pant in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of pant in a Sentence

  1. Christine Cooper:

    Echidnas can’t pant, sweat or lick to lose heat, so they could be impacted by increasing temperature and our work shows alternative ways that echidnas can lose heat, explaining how they can be active under hotter conditions than previously thought, understanding the thermal biology of echidnas is also important to predict how they might respond to a warming climate.

  2. Kevin Cortez:

    Gramicci’s Loose Tapered pants are the king of hiking bottoms, they’re loose and extra roomy for taking wide strides and going uphill, but they’re cropped and tapered for a stylish look off the trail. I have four pairs in different colors and they’re the most flattering pant I own.

  3. Wesley Trimble:

    Overall hiking pant fit is quite subjective, but folks should take a few factors into consideration, for starters, Sahara Convertible Pants should n’t limit your range of motion. Lots of hiking pants now tend to have more stretch, which allows a wider range of movement. Pants that are too tight will often limit your range of motion, and tight pants may also limit breathability and ventilation.

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Translations for pant

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  • لهاثArabic
  • hecheln, schnaufen, keuchenGerman
  • αγκομαχάωGreek
  • anheloEsperanto
  • ansiar, anhelar, palpitar, palpitación, desear, jadear, jadeoSpanish
  • läpätys, hakata, puuskuttaa, huohotus, huohottaa, läähättää, läpättää, kaivata, puuskutusFinnish
  • palpiter, désirer, halètement, haleterFrench
  • plosgadh, plosgScottish Gaelic
  • lihegHungarian
  • respiro affannoso, aspirare, desiderare, sospirare, pulsazione, boccheggiare, ansito, batticuore, blandire, palpito, palpitazione, bramare, palpitare, ansare, struggersi, cardiopalmo, fiatone, pulsare, ansimare, tachicardia, anelito, adulare, anelareItalian
  • 喘ぐ, 息切れJapanese
  • hechelenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • whakahotuhotu, whakaaeaeā, huatare, kuhakuha, kahekaheMāori
  • gehijgDutch
  • bukseNorwegian
  • тосковать, пыхтение, запыхаться, задыхаться, пыхтеть, одышка, трепетать, томиться, колотитьсяRussian
  • flämtning, flämta, flåsaSwedish
  • haner, pantiWalloon
  • 喘气Chinese

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    long and thin and often limp
    A tenebrous
    B dicotyledonous
    C askant
    D lank

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