Panted
Pant Pant (p[.a]nt), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Panted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Panting}.] [Cf. F. panteler to gasp for breath, OF. panteisier to be breathless, F. pantois out of breath; perh. akin to E. phantom, the verb prob. orig. meaning, to have the nightmare.] 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. [1913 Webster]

Pluto plants for breath from out his cell. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence: To long eagerly; to desire earnestly; -- often used with for or after. [1913 Webster]

As the hart panteth after the water brooks. --Ps. xlii. 1. [1913 Webster]

Who pants for glory finds but short repose. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

3. To beat with unnatural violence or rapidity; to palpitate, or throb; -- said of the heart. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

4. To sigh; to flutter; to languish. [Poetic] [1913 Webster]

The whispering breeze Pants on the leaves, and dies upon the trees. --Pope. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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