panting


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pant 1

 (pănt)
v. pant·ed, pant·ing, pants
v.intr.
1. To breathe rapidly in short gasps, as after exertion.
2. To beat loudly or heavily; throb or pulsate.
3. To give off loud puffs, especially while moving.
4. To long demonstratively; yearn: was panting for a chance to play.
v.tr.
To utter hurriedly or breathlessly: I panted my congratulations to the winner of the race.
n.
1. A short labored breath; a gasp.
2. A throb; a pulsation.
3. A short loud puff, as of steam from an engine.

[Middle English panten, perhaps alteration of Old French pantaisier, from Vulgar Latin *pantasiāre, to have a nightmare, feel oppressed or short of breath from emotion, from Greek phantasioun, to form mental images, from phantasiā, appearance; see fantasy.]

pant′ing·ly adv.

pant 2

 (pănt)
n. often pants
1. An outer garment that covers the body below the waist, usually to the ankles, and is divided into sections to fit each leg separately: She decided to wear pants instead of a skirt. He bought a new pair of pants.
2. Underpants.
Idiom:
with (one's) pants down Slang
In an embarrassing position.

[Short for pantaloon.]
Usage Note: You can refer to a single garment either as "pants" or as "a pair of pants." The same holds true not only for other similar garments such as shorts or trousers, but also for other single items that consist of two connected parts, such as glasses or scissors. With pants, the "pair" alludes to the fact that there are two openings for the legs. The use of the singular pant is largely confined to the fields of design, textiles, and fashion: The stylist recommended that the model wear a pant with a checkered print. Pant is also commonly used as the attributive form: pant leg, pant cuff, pant pocket.

panting

(ˈpæntɪŋ)
n
another name for pant5
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.panting - breathing heavily (as after exertion)panting - breathing heavily (as after exertion)
breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilation - the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
2.panting - any fabric used to make trouserspanting - any fabric used to make trousers  
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"

panting

adjective
1. out of breath, winded, gasping, puffed, puffing, breathless, puffed out, short of breath, out of puff, out of whack (informal) She collapsed, panting, at the top of the stairs.
2. eager, raring, anxious, impatient, champing at the bit (informal), all agog He came down here panting to be rescued from the whole ghastly mess.
Translations

panting

[ˈpæntɪŋ] Njadeo m

panting

n. jadeo, respiración rápida.
References in classic literature ?
The Fish, panting convulsively, thus entreated for his life: "O Sir, what good can I be to you, and how little am I worth?
There, among some young pine trees and furze bushes, I stopped, panting, and waited further developments.
After he had travelled a little way, he spied a dog lying by the roadside and panting as if he were tired.
Glinda came up a moment later, riding the still vigorous Saw-Horse; and having unwound a slender golden thread from her girdle the Sorceress threw it over the head of the panting and helpless Griffin, and so destroyed the magical power of Mombi's transformation.
Just at this moment a circumstance, the most unexpected, the most extraordinary and incredible, occurred to rouse afresh their panting spirits, and to throw every mind into a state of the most violent excitement.
She seized him by the sleeve with her good hand, panting wildly, "No, no, Jurgis
By and by when it was stillest, that nigger's head was poked in at the door again, and he said his Marse Brace was getting powerful uneasy about Marse Jubiter, which hadn't come home yet, and would Marse Silas please --He was looking at Uncle Silas, and he stopped there, like the rest of his words was froze; for Uncle Silas he rose up shaky and steadied himself leaning his fingers on the table, and he was panting, and his eyes was set on the nigger, and he kept swallowing, and put his other hand up to his throat a couple of times, and at last he got his words started, and says:
M'ling flung himself down just outside the doorway and began panting like a dog.
Again and again he missed his writhing and struggling victim, but though puffing and panting with his exertions, he still continued them; and after striking a sufficient number of blows to have demolished an entire drove of oxen, with one crashing stroke he laid him dead at his feet.
The driver in his bast shoes ran panting up to it, placed a stone under one of its tireless hind wheels, and began arranging the breech-band on his little horse.
A one-armed man, with his head and face tied up with a bloody cloth, as though he had been severely beaten, his clothes torn, and his remaining hand grasping a thick stick, rushed in among them, and panting for breath, demanded which was Hugh.