Pant

Definition of Pant

Pronunciation: pånt
v. i.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Panted; p. pr. & vb. n. Panting.]
Pluto plants for breath from out his cell.
- Dryden.
2.To long eagerly; to desire earnestly; - often used with for or after.
As the hart panteth after the water brooks.
- Ps. xlii. 1.
Who pants for glory finds but short repose.
- Pope.
3.To beat with unnatural violence or rapidity; to palpitate, or throb; - said of the heart.
4.To sigh; to flutter; to languish.
The whispering breeze
Pants on the leaves, and dies upon the trees.
- Pope.
v. t.1.To breathe forth quickly or in a labored manner; to gasp out.
There is a cavern where my spirit
Was panted forth in anguish.
- Shelley.
2.To long for; to be eager after.
Then shall our hearts pant thee.
- Herbert.
n.1.A quick breathing; a catching of the breath; a gasp.
2.A violent palpitation of the heart.
1.A single leg of a pair of pants. See pants.
a.1.Of or pertaining to pants.

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