Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The action of one who pants; hard and hurried breathing, with heaving of the breast or sides.
  • noun In iron ship-building, a distortion with an inward and outward motion: said of flat areas of plating of a vessel, particularly at the bows, when insufficiently supported by the framing against the pressure of waves and water when the vessel is pitching.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Breathing laboriously or convulsively.
  • noun The act or process of breathing heavily, usually after exertion.
  • noun Any fabric used to make trousers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of pant.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any fabric used to make trousers
  • noun breathing heavily (as after exertion)

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Examples

  • The sunshine was at first dazzling in its brightness, and he paused and rested, for he was panting from the exertion.

    Chapter VIII

  • Because they're not following you in panting desperation for your next morsel of linguistic loveliness, they're following you because they want more followers themselves.

    Jonathan Fields: The Truth About Author Platforms

  • In the midst of pelting rain, which half-blinded him, swinging from side to side like a rapid and erratic pendulum, his torn hands paining him severely and his lungs panting from his exertions and panting from the very air which the wind sometimes blew into his mouth with strangling force, he finally arrived at the empty car.

    The Banks of the Sacramento

  • Hanna lifted her head, breathing in short, panting gasps.

    Mercadian Masques

  • In other cases panting is caused, i.e. the mechanism most often seen in the dog under natural conditions, when it is hot.

    Walter Hess - Nobel Lecture

  • In the midst of pelting rain, which half-blinded him, swinging from side to side like a rapid and erratic pendulum, his torn hands paining him severely and his lungs panting from his exertions and panting from the very air which the wind sometimes blew into his mouth with strangling force, he finally arrived at the empty car.

    The Banks of the Sacramento

  • Jack dropped to a walk, and the two girls, panting from the hard run, were not slow to follow his example.

    The Camp Fire Girls in the Woods, or Bessie King's First Council Fire

  • The sunshine was at first dazzling in its brightness, and he paused and rested, for he was panting from the exertion.

    Chapter VIII

  • For a moment he stood leaning heavily against its timbers, his breath coming in short panting sobs.

    The Snare

  • In the midst of pelting rain, which half-blinded him, swinging from side to side like a rapid and erratic pendulum, his torn hands paining him severely and his lungs panting from his exertions and panting from the very air which the wind sometimes blew into his mouth with strangling force, he finally arrived at the empty car.

    The Banks of the Sacramento

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