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English Edit

 
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Pronunciation Edit

  • enPR: pănt, IPA(key): /pænt/
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  • Rhymes: -ænt

Etymology 1 Edit

From Middle English panten, whence also English dialectal pank.

Possibly from Old French pantoyer, a byform or of Old French pantoisier (to be breathless) (compare modern French panteler (to gasp for breath)), of uncertain origin. Possibly from Vulgar Latin *pantasiō (struggling for breath when having a nightmare), from Ancient Greek φαντασιόω (phantasióō, I am subject to hallucinations), from φαντασία (phantasía, appearance, image, fantasy).

Noun Edit

pant (plural pants)

  1. A quick breathing; a catching of the breath; a gasp: the panting of animals such as a dog with their tong hung out- as a form of thermoregulation.
  2. (figurative) Eager longing.
    • 1995, John C. Leggett, Suzanne Malm, The Eighteen Stages of Love, page 9:
      Indeed, the projections, cravings, and everyday frolics common to trysts among buzz-activist Hollywood stars and starlets, plus their many common folk imitators, go forward with eager pant.
  3. (obsolete) A violent palpitation of the heart.
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Verb Edit

pant (third-person singular simple present pants, present participle panting, simple past and past participle panted)

  1. (transitive, 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.
    • 1697, Virgil, “(please specify the book number)”, in John Dryden, transl., The Works of Virgil: Containing His Pastorals, Georgics, and Æneis. [], London: [] Jacob Tonson, [], →OCLC:
      Pluto pants for breath from out his cell.
    • 1820, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Prometheus Unbound:
      There is a cavern where my spirit / Was panted forth in anguish.
    • 1749, [John Cleland], “(Please specify the letter or volume)”, in Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure [Fanny Hill], London: [] G. Fenton [i.e., Fenton and Ralph Griffiths] [], →OCLC:
      Charles had just slipp'd the bolt of the door, and running, caught me in his arms, and lifting me from the ground, with his lips glew'd to mine, bore me, trembling, panting, dying, with soft fears and tender wishes, to the bed
  2. (intransitive) To long eagerly; to desire earnestly.
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To long for (something); to be eager for (something).
  4. (intransitive) Of the heart, to beat with unnatural violence or rapidity; to palpitate.
  5. (intransitive) To sigh; to flutter; to languish.
    • 1709 May, Alexander Pope, “Pastorals. The Fourth Pastoral, or Daphne. []”, in Poetical Miscellanies: The Sixth Part. [], London: [] Jacob Tonson, [], →OCLC, page 750:
      [T]he whiſp'ring Breeze / Pants on the Leaves, and dies upon the Trees.
  6. (intransitive) To heave, as the breast.
  7. (intransitive) To bulge and shrink successively, of iron hulls, etc.
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Etymology 2 Edit

From pants.

Noun Edit

pant (plural pants)

  1. (fashion) A pair of pants (trousers or underpants).
  2. (used attributively as a modifier) Of or relating to pants.
    pant leg
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Etymology 3 Edit

Unknown

Noun Edit

pant (plural pants)

  1. (Scotland and northeast England) Any public drinking fountain.

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  • OED 2nd edition

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Czech Edit

Etymology Edit

From German Band (band, belt).

Noun Edit

pant m inan

  1. hinge

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Danish Edit

Noun Edit

pant

  1. a deposit (on packaging such as bottles and cans)

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Icelandic Edit

Etymology Edit

Childish alteration of panta (to reserve).

Verb Edit

pant (defective verb)

  1. (colloquial, childish) I call dibs! (used when claiming a right to be the first or only one to do something)
    Pant velja tónlistina.I call dibs on choosing the music.
    Ég pant vera R2-D2, þú mátt vera C3PO.I call dibs on being R2-D2, you can be C3PO.

Middle English Edit

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pant

  1. Alternative form of panten

Norwegian Bokmål Edit

Etymology Edit

From Middle Low German pant and Old Norse pantr.

Noun Edit

pant n (definite singular pantet, indefinite plural pant, definite plural panta or pantene)

  1. pawn (item sold to a pawn shop)
  2. a mortgage
  3. security (on a loan)
  4. a forfeit (in a game)
  5. a pledge

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pant m (definite singular panten, indefinite plural panter, definite plural pantene)

  1. a (refundable) deposit (e.g. on bottles)

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Norwegian Nynorsk Edit

Etymology Edit

From Middle Low German pant and Old Norse pantr.

Noun Edit

pant n (definite singular pantet, indefinite plural pant, definite plural panta)

  1. pawn (item sold to a pawn shop)
  2. a mortgage
  3. security (on a loan)
  4. a forfeit (in a game)
  5. a pledge

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pant m (definite singular panten, indefinite plural pantar, definite plural pantane)

  1. a (refundable) deposit (e.g. on bottles)

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Serbo-Croatian Edit

Etymology Edit

From German Band via Austrian German.

Noun Edit

pȁnt m (Cyrillic spelling па̏нт)

  1. hinge

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Swedish Edit

Etymology Edit

Inherited from Old Swedish panter (deposit). From Middle Low German pant and Old Norse pantr. According to SO attested since the early half of the 14th century.

Noun Edit

pant c

  1. pledge, pawn, item deposited at a pawnshop or otherwise given as a security
  2. container deposit, an addition to the price of an article returned when its container is returned to a collection point for re-use
  3. (by extension) item that has container deposit
    • 2022 September 26, Rikard Ljungqvist, “Kastade pant från femte våningen mot värdens personal – därför slipper hon vräkning”, in Hem & Hyra[1]:
      Kastade pant från femte våningen mot värdens personal
      Threw bottles and cans from the fifth floor at the lessor's staff

Declension Edit

Declension of pant 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative pant panten panter panterna
Genitive pants pantens panters panternas

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Welsh Edit

Etymology Edit

From Proto-Celtic *kʷantyos "flat hill", compare Pictish ᚘᚐᚅᚈ (pant, hollow).

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Noun Edit

pant m (plural pantiau)

  1. hollow, depression, small valley, dingle, dell

Mutation Edit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
pant bant mhant phant
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.