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pan·ther

 (păn′thər)
n.
1. A large wild cat such as a leopard or jaguar, especially in a color form with black fur.
2. See cougar.

[Middle English pantere, from Old French and from Old English panthera, both from Latin panthēra, from Greek panthēr.]

panther

(ˈpænθə)
n, pl -thers or -ther
1. (Animals) another name for the leopard, esp the black variety, which is known as the black panther
2. (Animals) US and Canadian any of various related animals, esp the puma
[C14: from Old French pantère, from Latin panthēra, from Greek panthēr; perhaps related to Sanskrit pundarīka tiger]

pan•ther

(ˈpæn θər)

n., pl. -thers, (esp. collectively) -ther.
1. the cougar, Felis concolor.
2. the leopard, Panthera pardus.
3. any leopard in the black color phase.
[1250–1300; Middle English panter (< Old French) < Latin panthēra < Greek pánthēr]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.panther - a large spotted feline of tropical America similar to the leopardpanther - a large spotted feline of tropical America similar to the leopard; in some classifications considered a member of the genus Felis
big cat, cat - any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild
genus Panthera, Panthera - lions; leopards; snow leopards; jaguars; tigers; cheetahs; saber-toothed tigers
2.panther - a leopard in the black color phase
Panthera pardus, leopard - large feline of African and Asian forests usually having a tawny coat with black spots
3.panther - large American feline resembling a lionpanther - large American feline resembling a lion
Felis, genus Felis - type genus of the Felidae: true cats and most wildcats
wildcat - any small or medium-sized cat resembling the domestic cat and living in the wild
Translations
بومانَمِرنِـمْرٌ
levhartpanterpuma
panterpuma
pantteri
pantera
fekete leopárdfekete párducpárduc
fjallaljónpardusdÿr; hlébarîi
ヒョウ
퓨마
pantera
panterapuma
panter
panter
เสือดำ
con báo

panther

[ˈpænθəʳ] N (panthers or panther (pl)) → pantera f, jaguar m (LAm)

panther

[ˈpænθər] npanthère f

panther

nPant(h)er m

panther

[ˈpænθəʳ] npantera

panther

(ˈpӕnθə) noun
1. a leopard, especially a large one.
2. (American) a puma.

panther

نِـمْرٌ panter panter Panther πάνθηρας pantera pantteri panthère pantera pantera ヒョウ 퓨마 panter panter pantera pantera пантера panter เสือดำ panter con báo
References in classic literature ?
Sometimes Bagheera the Black Panther would come lounging through the jungle to see how his pet was getting on, and would purr with his head against a tree while Mowgli recited the day's lesson to Baloo.
But think how small he is," said the Black Panther, who would have spoiled Mowgli if he had had his own way.
Teeka it was who cried out in terror as she fled across a little clearing toward the trees upon the opposite side, for after her leaped Sheeta, the panther, in easy, graceful bounds.
He called the panther every opprobrious name that fell to his tongue.
You or I could have seen nothing-not even the little platform that an instant before had been just above him and which now was immediately below--but as he swung above it we should have heard an ominous growl; and then as the moon was momentarily uncovered, we should have seen both the platform, dimly, and a dark mass that lay stretched upon it--a dark mass that presently, as our eyes became accustomed to the lesser darkness, would take the form of Sheeta, the panther.
In answer to the cat's growl, a low and equally ferocious growl rumbled upward from the ape-man's deep chest--a growl of warning that told the panther he was trespassing upon the other's lair; but Sheeta was in no mood to be dispossessed.
During his reign he made a royal proclamation for a general assembly of all the birds and beasts, and drew up conditions for a universal league, in which the Wolf and the Lamb, the Panther and the Kid, the Tiger and the Stag, the Dog and the Hare, should live together in perfect peace and amity.
I passed by his garden, and marked, with one eye, How the Owl and the Panther were sharing a pie--'
The Panther took pie-crust, and gravy, and meat, While the Owl had the dish as its share of the treat.
The quick eye of Elizabeth glanced in the direction indicated by her friend, where she saw the fierce front and glaring eyes of a female panther, fixed on them in horrid malignity, and threatening to leap.
Keep peace with the Lords of the Jungle--the Tiger, the Panther, the Bear; And trouble not Hathi the Silent, and mock not the Boar in his lair.
His first need, he realized, was for weapons of offence and defence, for his encounter with the apes, and the distant notes of the savage voices of Numa the lion, and Sheeta, the panther, warned him that his was to be no life of indolent ease and security.