panter

pant

2 [pant]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to pants: pant cuffs.
noun
3.
pants ( defs 1, 2 ).

Origin:
1890–95; singular of pants

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pant (pænt)
 
vb (often foll by for)
1.  to breathe with noisy deep gasps, as when out of breath from exertion or excitement
2.  to say (something) while breathing thus
3.  to have a frantic desire (for); yearn
4.  (intr) to pulsate; throb rapidly
 
n
5.  the act or an instance of panting
6.  a short deep gasping noise; puff
 
[C15: from Old French pantaisier, from Greek phantasioun to have visions, from phantasiafantasy]

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pant
c.1440, perhaps a shortening of O.Fr. pantaisier "to be out of breath" (12c.), probably from V.L. *pantasiare "be oppressed with a nightmare, struggle for breathing during a nightmare," lit. "to have visions," from Gk. phantasioun "have or form images, subject to hallucinations," from phantasia "appearance,
image, fantasy" (see phantasm). The noun is attested from c.1500.
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pant (pānt)
v. pant·ed, pant·ing, pants
To breathe rapidly and shallowly.

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