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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pant v. i. [imp. & p. p. Panted; p. pr. & vb. n. Panting.]
 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.
    Pluto plants for breath from out his cell.   --Dryden.
 2. Hence: To long eagerly; to desire earnestly; -- often used with for or after.
    As the hart panteth after the water brooks.   --Ps. xlii. 1.
    Who pants for glory finds but short repose.   --Pope.
 3. To beat with unnatural violence or rapidity; to palpitate, or throb; -- said of the heart.
 4. To sigh; to flutter; to languish. [Poetic]
 The whispering breeze
 Pants on the leaves, and dies upon the trees.   --Pope.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : breathing laboriously or convulsively [syn: blown, gasping,
             out of breath(p), pursy, short-winded, winded]
      n 1: breathing heavily (as after exertion) [syn: heaving]
      2: any fabric used to make trousers [syn: trousering]