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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bloomers, pants, drawers, knickersnoun

    underpants worn by women

    "she was afraid that her bloomers might have been showing"

GCIDE

  1. pantsnoun

    Underpants.

Wikipedia

  1. pants

    Trousers (British English), slacks, or pants (American English) are an item of clothing worn from the waist to anywhere between the knees and the ankles, covering both legs separately (rather than with cloth extending across both legs as in robes, skirts, and dresses). In the United Kingdom, the word pants generally means underwear and not trousers. Shorts are similar to trousers, but with legs that come down only to around the area of the knee, higher or lower depending on the style of the garment. To distinguish them from shorts, trousers may be called "long trousers" in certain contexts such as school uniform, where tailored shorts may be called "short trousers" in the UK. The oldest known trousers, dating to the period between the thirteenth and the tenth centuries BC, were found at the Yanghai cemetery in Turpan, Sinkiang (Tocharia), in present-day western China. Made of wool, the trousers had straight legs and wide crotches and were likely made for horseback riding. In most of Europe, trousers have been worn since ancient times and throughout the Medieval period, becoming the most common form of lower-body clothing for adult males in the modern world. Breeches were worn instead of trousers in early modern Europe by some men in higher classes of society. Distinctive formal trousers are traditionally worn with formal and semi-formal day attire. Since the mid-twentieth century, trousers have increasingly been worn by women as well. Jeans, made of denim, are a form of trousers for casual wear widely worn all over the world by both sexes. Shorts are often preferred in hot weather or for some sports and also often by children and adolescents. Trousers are worn on the hips or waist and are often held up by buttons, elastic, a belt or suspenders (braces). Unless elastic, and especially for men, trousers usually provide a zippered or buttoned fly. Jeans usually feature side and rear pockets with pocket openings placed slightly below the waist band. It is also possible for trousers to provide cargo pockets further down the legs. Maintenance of fit is more challenging for trousers than for some other garments. Leg-length can be adjusted with a hem, which helps to retain fit during the adolescent and early adulthood growth years. Tailoring adjustment of girth to accommodate weight gain or weight loss is relatively limited, and otherwise serviceable trousers may need to be replaced after a significant change in body composition. Higher quality trousers often have extra fabric included in the centre-back seam allowance, so the waist can be let out further.

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  1. pants

    Pants are a type of clothing that covers the waist to the ankles, divided into separate parts for each leg. They can be made from various materials and can come in different styles, sizes, and colors. They are typically fastened with a button, zip or drawstring and have pockets for carrying small objects.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pants

    n.pl. (coll.) trousers, abbrev. of pantaloons.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. PANTS

    Trousers' Country Cousins.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Pants

    Short for “pantaloons,” an Americanism for trousers. See “Pantaloon.”

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pants in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pants in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of pants in a Sentence

  1. Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams:

    Whatever they tried to do with the flag, as we were trying to extinguish it and they were trying to keep it away, their pants leg caught on fire, the charge was assault on an officer because the officer tried to put it out when he saw it getting burned, and there were also counter demonstrators who were trying to take it away.

  2. Ernest Hemingway:

    The age demanded that we dance and jammed us into iron pants. And in the end the age was handed the sort of shit that it demanded.

  3. Austin Dennis:

    One day, I put on my pants, the button broke, and I thought, 'OK, it's time to do something different,'.

  4. Susan Ryder:

    I used to be like: ‘You have to do this. Put your foot in this pants legs!’... And she would fight me, now I take five seconds and just wait and do nothing and try again. And sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.

  5. Diane Crump:

    A horse doesn’t know whether the rider on his back wears a dress or pants away from the track.

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