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Etymology 1

Possibly a shortening of Old French panteisier (to be breathless) (compare modern French panteler (to gasp for breath)), probably from Vulgar Latin *pantasiare (struggling for breath when having a nightmare) < Ancient Greek φαντασιόω (phantasioō), I am subject to hallucinations) < φαντασία (phantasia), appearance, image, fantasy)

Noun

Singular
pant

Plural
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pant ({{{1}}})
  1. A quick breathing; a catching of the breath; a gasp.
  2. A violent palpitation of the heart.
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Verb

Infinitive
to pant

Third person singular
pants

Simple past
panted

Past participle
-

Present participle
panting

to pant (third-person singular simple present pants, present participle panting, simple past and past participle panted)
  1. (intransitive) 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.
  2. (transitive) To long for (something); to be eager for (something).
  3. (intransitive) To long eagerly; to desire earnestly.
  4. (intransitive) Of the heart, to beat with unnatural violence or rapidity; to palpitate.
  5. (intransitive) To sigh; to flutter; to languish.
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Etymology 2

From pants

Noun

Singular
pant

Plural
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pant ({{{1}}})
  1. A pair of pants (trousers or underpants), but see usage note below.
Usage notes
  • Outside of the fashion industry, pant in this sense is only found in attributive uses, where it modifies another noun, as in pant leg, pant suit, and so on.
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Czech

Noun

pant m.

  1. hinge

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