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.
Pluto plants for breath from out his cell.Dryden.
2. Hence: To long eagerly; to desire earnestly.
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. Spenser.
4. To sigh; to flutter; to languish. [Poetic]
The whispering breezePope.
Pants on the leaves, and dies upon the trees.
(Pant), v. t.
1. To breathe forth quickly or in a labored manner; to gasp out.
There is a cavern where my spiritShelley.
Was panted forth in anguish.
2. To long for; to be eager after. [R.]
Then shall our hearts pant thee.Herbert.
1. A quick breathing; a catching of the breath; a gasp. Drayton.
2. A violent palpitation of the heart. Shak.
(Pan"ta-) See Pan-.
(Pan"ta*ble) n. See Pantofle. [Obs.]
(Pan"ta*cosm) n. [Panta- + Gr. ko`smos universe.] See Cosmolabe.
(Pan"ta*graph) n. See Pantograph.
(Pan*tag"ru*el*ism) n. [From Pantagruel, one of the characters of Rabelais.]
1. The theory or practice of the medical profession; used in burlesque or ridicule.
2. An assumption of buffoonery to cover some serious purpose. [R.] Donaldson.
(Pan`ta*let") n. [Dim. of pantaloon.] One of the legs of the loose drawers worn by children
and women; particularly, the lower part of such a garment, coming below the knee, often made in a separate
piece; chiefly in the plural.