Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
result(s) from the 1913
Pant (?), 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.
Pluto plants for breath from out his cell.
2. Hence: To long eagerly; to desire earnestly.
As the hart panteth after the water brooks.
Ps. xlii. 1.
Who pants for glory finds but short repose.
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.
Pant, v. t.
1. To breathe forth quickly or in a labored manner; to gasp out.
There is a cavern where my spirit
Was panted forth in anguish.
2. To long for; to be eager after. [R.]
Then shall our hearts pant thee.
1. A quick breathing; a catching of the breath; a gasp.
2. A violent palpitation of the heart.