pant: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (pant), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to breathe hard and quickly, as after exertion.
  2. to gasp, as for air.
  3. to long with breathless or intense eagerness; yearn: to pant for revenge.
  4. to throb or heave violently or rapidly; palpitate.
  5. to emit steam or the like in loud puffs.
  6. (of the bow or stern of a ship) to work with the shock of contact with a succession of waves. Cf.(def. 30).
  1. to breathe or utter gaspingly.
  1. the act of panting.
  2. a short, quick, labored effort at breathing; gasp.
  3. a puff, as of an engine.
  4. a throb or heave, as of the breast.


Pronunciation: (pant), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to pants: pant cuffs.
  1. See
  2. pants (defs. 1, 2).


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. var. ofbefore a vowel.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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