What does pant mean?

Definitions for pantpænt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word pant.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pant(noun)

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

  2. trouser, pant(noun)

    (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, pant(verb)

    a short labored intake of breath with the mouth open

    "she gave a gasp and fainted"

  4. pant, puff, gasp, heave(verb)

    breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted

    "The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily"

  5. pant(verb)

    utter while panting, as if out of breath


  1. pant(n.)

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

  2. pant(a.)

    Of or pertaining to pants.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pant(verb)

    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. Pant(verb)

    hence: To long eagerly; to desire earnestly

  3. Pant(verb)

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

  4. Pant(verb)

    to sigh; to flutter; to languish

  5. Pant(verb)

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

  6. Pant(verb)

    to long for; to be eager after

  7. Pant(noun)

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

  8. Pant(noun)

    a violent palpitation of the heart

  9. Origin: [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.).]

Suggested Resources

  1. PANT

    What does PANT stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the PANT acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Anuj Somany:

    An intelligent believes in rolling up the sleeves and pulling up the socks whereas a sycophant is always ready to going down on knees and taking off the pant.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    If the talent alone could help an employee to get high remuneration & salary increment, then movie would not have been made on corporate life in which for big position an actor takes off the pant.

Images & Illustrations of pant

  1. pantpantpant

Translations for pant

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • لهاثArabic
  • schnaufen, hecheln, keuchenGerman
  • αγκομαχάωGreek
  • anheloEsperanto
  • desear, palpitación, anhelar, ansiar, jadeo, jadear, palpitarSpanish
  • läpättää, läpätys, huohotus, puuskuttaa, huohottaa, kaivata, läähättää, hakata, puuskutusFinnish
  • désirer, halètement, palpiter, haleterFrench
  • plosg, plosgadhScottish Gaelic
  • boccheggiare, blandire, palpito, palpitazione, respiro affannoso, palpitare, ansare, pulsare, anelito, bramare, anelare, tachicardia, struggersi, batticuore, ansito, aspirare, desiderare, sospirare, pulsazione, cardiopalmo, fiatone, ansimare, adulareItalian
  • 喘ぐ, 息切れJapanese
  • hechelenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • whakaaeaeā, huatare, kuhakuha, whakahotuhotu, kahekaheMāori
  • gehijgDutch
  • bukseNorwegian
  • пыхтение, запыхаться, пыхтеть, тосковать, трепетать, томиться, колотиться, одышка, задыхатьсяRussian
  • flämta, flåsa, flämtningSwedish
  • haner, pantiWalloon
  • 喘气Chinese

Get even more translations for pant »


Find a translation for the pant definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these pant definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"pant." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 23 Feb. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/pant>.

Are we missing a good definition for pant? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for pant:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.