Panther cat(Zoöl.), the ocelot.Panther cowry(Zoöl.), a spotted East Indian cowry (Cypræa pantherina); — so called from its color.

(Pan"ther*ess), n. (Zoöl.) A female panther.

(Pan"ther*ine) a. Like a panther, esp. in color; as, the pantherine snake (Ptyas mucosus) of Brazil.

(Pan"tile`) n. [5th pan + tile.] (Arch.) A roofing tile, of peculiar form, having a transverse section resembling an elongated S laid on its side

(Pant"ing*ly) adv. With palpitation or rapid breathing. Shak.

(Pan`ti*soc"ra*cy) n. [Panto- + Gr. equal + to rule.] A Utopian community, in which all should rule equally, such as was devised by Coleridge, Lovell, and Southey, in their younger days.

(Pan*tis"o*crat) n. A pantisocratist.

(Pan`ti*so*crat"ic) a. Of or pertaining to a pantisocracy.

(Pan`ti*soc"ra*tist) n. One who favors or supports the theory of a pantisocracy. Macaulay.

(Pan"tler) n. [F. panetier. See Panter, Pantry.] The servant or officer, in a great family, who has charge of the bread and the pantry. [Obs.] Shak.

(Pan"to-) See Pan-.

(Pan`to*chro*nom"e*ter) n. [Panto- + chronometer.] An instrument combining a compass, sundial, and universal time dial. Brande & C.

(Pan*to"fle) n. [F. pantoufle.] A slipper for the foot. [Written also pantable and pantoble.]

(Pan"to*graph) n. [Panto- + -graph: cf. F. pantographe.] An instrument for copying plans, maps, and other drawings, on the same, or on a reduced or an enlarged, scale. [Written also pantagraph, and incorrectly pentagraph.]

Skew pantograph, a kind of pantograph for drawing a copy which is inclined with respect to the original figure; — also called plagiograph.

(Pan`to*graph"ic Pan`to*graph"ic*al) , a. [Cf. F. pantographique.] Of or pertaining to a pantograph; relating to pantography.

(Pan*tog"ra*phy) n. [Cf. F. pantographie.] A general description; entire view of an object.

(Pan*the"on) n. [L. pantheon, pantheum, Gr. fr. of all gods; all + a god: cf. F. panthéon. See Pan-, and Theism.]

1. A temple dedicated to all the gods; especially, the building so called at Rome.

2. The collective gods of a people, or a work treating of them; as, a divinity of the Greek pantheon.

(Pan"ther) n. [OE. pantere, F. panthère, L. panthera, Gr. prob. fr. Skr. pundrika a tiger.]

1. (Zoöl.) A large dark-colored variety of the leopard, by some zoölogists considered a distinct species. It is marked with large ringlike spots, the centers of which are darker than the color of the body.

2. (Zoöl.) In America, the name is applied to the puma, or cougar, and sometimes to the jaguar.

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