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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a dog pants (=breathes quickly usually with its tongue hanging out)
▪ The dog was panting heavily beside her.
hot pants
puffed and panted
▪ George puffed and panted as he tried to keep up.
scare the pants off sb (=scare someone very much)
ski pants
▪ a pair of ski pants
stirrup pants
▪ He found a pretty girl with her pants down.
▪ He continues to pant for breath.
▪ He arrived in my office in less than two minutes, panting and out of breath.
▪ I stood as straight as possible while their tossing velvety horns spun me about and their misty panting breath enveloped me.
▪ She came, panting, to a halt.
▪ She stood stock-still, panting, listening to the harsh rasp of her own breathing.
▪ He stood there panting, eyes crazed.
▪ They dragged the mattress through, and stood panting with exertion on either side of it.
▪ Then he'd have rolled her aside and stood up, panting.
▪ Mungo stood panting over the body, unable to comprehend.
▪ Marta passes the sign without a glance, wearing military-style camouflage pants she has owned 11 years.
▪ Female employees also are restricted from wearing twill pants, casual shoes and shirts.
▪ No one knew that Amelia wore pants to hide her thick ankles.
(since sb was) in short pants
a kick up the arse/backside/pants etc
▪ He was gormless, spoke in a funny nasal accent and looked as if he could do with a kick up the backside.
▪ I think I just needed a kick up the backside.
▪ They like to see officialdom and the upper classes getting a kick up the backside.
beat the pants off sb
▪ She beat the pants off me last time we played.
▪ He is aware of his competitors-and he beats the pants off them.
bore/scare etc the pants off sb
▪ He wasn't interested in the heavy political stuff which bored the pants off most people.
▪ It took ten minutes to reach Honey Cottage, with Yanto trying his best to scare the pants off Mary.
▪ Lovely people who scared the pants off him.
▪ The tests scare the pants off many managers.
▪ Though, mind you, it scares the pants off poor old Crumwallis.
catch sb with their pants/trousers down
do sth by the seat of your pants
fly by the seat of your pants
have ants in your pants
sb puts his pants on one leg at a time
shit (in) your pants
▪ I was so scared, I could've shit my pants.
▪ "Go on without me," Mike panted.
▪ A strange brown dog suddenly jumped all over him, panting, its tongue out.
▪ Matt was still panting after his run.
▪ The athletes panted and puffed in the 90-degree heat.
▪ When I reached the top of the stairs I was puffing and panting like an old steam engine.
▪ He slammed the door shut behind him and leaned panting against the glass.
▪ I stood as straight as possible while their tossing velvety horns spun me about and their misty panting breath enveloped me.
▪ She was panting from running, dancing, chanting, crawling, beating the ground.
▪ Staggering up, I leaned against the wall, panting and gasping, wondering how severely I was hit.
▪ The infantry are also upon the run, sweating and panting in the hot sunshine.
▪ The mousy man sat on the suitcase panting dismally.
▪ The surface of the Melanisms heaved and panted, and Fenella felt the suction about her waist increase.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

pant \pant\, n. A single leg of a pair of pants. See pants.


pant \pant\, a. Of or pertaining to pants.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-15c., perhaps a shortening of Old French pantaisier "gasp, puff, pant, be out of breath, be in distress" (12c.), probably from Vulgar Latin *pantasiare "be oppressed with a nightmare, struggle for breathing during a nightmare," literally "to have visions," from Greek phantasioun "have or form images, subject to hallucinations," from phantasia "appearance, image, fantasy" (see phantasm). Related: Panted; panting.


"a gasping breath," c.1500, from pant (v.).


Etymology 1 n. 1 A quick breathe; a catching of the breath; a gasp. 2 (context obsolete English) A violent palpitation of the heart. vb. (context ambitransitive English) 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. Etymology 2

n. 1 (context fashion English) A pair of pants (qualifier: trousers or underpants). 2 (context used attributively as a modifier English) Of or relating to pants. Etymology 3

n. a public drinking fountain in Scotland and North-East England

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

  2. a short labored intake of breath with the mouth open; "she gave a gasp and fainted" [syn: gasp]

  1. v. breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted; "The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily" [syn: puff, gasp, heave]

  2. utter while panting, as if out of breath


Pant may refer to:

  • Underpants, an item of men's underwear
  • Trousers, an article of clothing worn on the lower half of the body
  • To breathe quickly, spasmodically, or in a labored manner
  • Pant (surname), a North Indian and Nepalese surname
  • Public Drinking Fountain

Pant (meaning "a hollow" in Welsh) is a common Welsh place name element

Places named Pant include:

  • Pant, Denbighshire, Wales
  • Pant, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
  • Pant, Shropshire, England
  • Pant, Wrexham, Wales

PANT is an ICAO code for Annette Island Airport

Pant (surname)

Pant is part of a compound of North Indian surnames.

Usage examples of "pant".

Behold A warrior, than his sire more fierce and fell, To find you rages, -- Diomed the bold, Whom like the stag that, far across the vale, The wolf being seen, no herbage can allure, So fly you, panting sorely, dastard pale!

Her palms had sweated onto the cloth cover of the book and she set it aside, wiping her hands off on her pants, swearing in annoyance as she realized she was trembling.

There I was, with my pants unfastened and my anther in my hand, shaking it over a flower in a big pot.

He was almost glad the house was so dark because he felt ridiculous: sitting here in his blacked-out raid wear, Kevlar vest, and bloused BDU pants, surrounded by lace antimacassars, crochet work, and frilly doilies.

This, her first direct leap for liberty, set Clara panting, and so much had she to say that the nervous and the intellectual halves of her dashed like cymbals, dazing and stunning her with the appositeness of things to be said, and dividing her in indecision as to the cunningest to move him of the many pressing.

I recognized the little scholar with the shaggy gray beard, crocheted white cap, and drab shirt and pants who had come into the archive that morning.

The two women arrived and bent over, hands upon knees, panting for breath.

So that my sorrowing spirites exasperated with an amorous desire and extreame vexation, continually burning in my panting breast, coulde by no meanes bee asswaged, but with supping vp of continuall sobbings, and breathing out of their flying losse.

He lay panting a moment, then started to crawl up the pathway, unwilling to trust his balky ankle on this rocky footing.

She pushed the balky, gawky, protesting cart out of the wind and looked at the woman in the serape, ashamed to be so out of breath after moving less than a dozen yards but unable to help panting.

She had her old beatnik costume on-the tight black pants, the bulky black sweater-and her hair was brushed and her lipstick was bright and straight.

The vendor was a short, middle-aged man in a light blue shirt and black beltless pants.

The folds of his belly hung over the beltless loops of the garish pants.

His beltless pants drooped off his hips, showing two inches of skin and three inches of black and yellow striped underwear below the tail of his shirt.

Long before she reached the sloping bank where the blaeberries grew, she was panting.