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Definition of "pant" [pant]

  • To breathe rapidly in short gasps, as after exertion. (verb-intransitive)
  • To beat loudly or heavily; throb or pulsate. (verb-intransitive)
  • To give off loud puffs, especially while moving. (verb-intransitive)
  • To long demonstratively; yearn: was panting for a chance to play. (verb-intransitive)
  • To utter hurriedly or breathlessly: I panted my congratulations to the winner of the race. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pant" in a sentence
  • "The symbolism in the pant is actually pluses, positive signs, and I've been HIV positive for 10 years."
  • "But they were comfortable, kept me dry, had some good pockets, and having a zipper on a wading pant is very cool concept."
  • "Tim likes Gretchen's big, vaguely Native American print but doesn't like the yoke she's slapped on the ass of her black satin pant (s)."