gasp vs pant what difference

what is difference between gasp and pant

English

Etymology

From Middle English gaspen, gayspen (to gape, outbreathe), related to and likely derived from Old Norse geispa (to yawn) or its descendant Danish gispe, which may be related to gapa (to gape).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɡɑːsp/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ɡæsp/
  • Rhymes: -æsp

Verb

gasp (third-person singular simple present gasps, present participle gasping, simple past and past participle gasped)

  1. (intransitive) To draw in the breath suddenly, as if from a shock.
  2. (intransitive) To breathe laboriously or convulsively.
    We were all gasping when we reached the summit.
    • c. 1761-1764, Robert Lloyd, An Epistle to C. Churchill, Author of the Rosicad
      She gasps and struggles hard for life.
  3. (transitive) To speak in a breathless manner.
  4. To pant with eagerness; to show vehement desire.
    • Quenching the gasping furrows’ thirst with rain.

Translations

Noun

gasp (plural gasps)

  1. A short, sudden intake of breath.
  2. (Britain, slang): A draw or drag on a cigarette (or gasper).

Derived terms

  • last gasp

Translations

Interjection

gasp

  1. (humorous) The sound of a gasp.
    Gasp! What will happen next?

References

Anagrams

  • A-GPS, AGPs, GPAs, PASG, PGAs, SPAG, gaps, spag

Westrobothnian

Noun

gasp n

  1. loud talking, joking, fun

Related terms



English

Pronunciation

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

Etymology 1

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

pant (plural pants)

  1. A quick breathing; a catching of the breath; a gasp.
  2. (figuratively) 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.
Translations
References
  • pant in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “pant”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

Verb

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.
    • 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.
  2. (intransitive) To long eagerly; to desire earnestly.
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To long for (something); to be eager for (something).
    • 1633, George Herbert, Love
      Then shall our hearts pant thee.
  4. (intransitive) Of the heart, to beat with unnatural violence or rapidity; to palpitate.
  5. (intransitive) To sigh; to flutter; to languish.
  6. (intransitive) To heave, as the breast.
  7. (intransitive) To bulge and shrink successively, of iron hulls, etc.
Synonyms
  • (breathe quickly or in a labored manner): gasp
  • (long for): crave, desire, long for, pine for
  • (long eagerly): crave, desire, long, pine
  • (of the heart, to beat with unnatural violence): palpitate, pound, throb
Translations

Etymology 2

From pants

Noun

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
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 3

Unknown

Noun

pant (plural pants)

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

References

  • OED 2nd edition

Anagrams

  • APTN, NAPT, NPTA

Czech

Etymology

From German Band (band, belt)

Noun

pant m

  1. hinge

Danish

Noun

pant

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

Derived terms

  • dåsepant, flaskepant

See also

  • depositum (deposit on a rented home)

Middle English

Verb

pant

  1. Alternative form of panten

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Middle Low German pant and Old Norse pantr

Noun

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

Related terms

  • pantelån
  • pantelåner
  • pantsette

Noun

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

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

References

  • “pant” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Middle Low German pant and Old Norse pantr

Noun

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

Related terms

  • pantelån

Noun

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

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

References

  • “pant” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From German Band via Austrian German.

Noun

pȁnt m (Cyrillic spelling па̏нт)

  1. hinge

Declension


Swedish

Etymology

From Middle Low German pant and Old Norse pantr

Noun

pant c

  1. pledge, 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

Declension


Welsh

Etymology

From Proto-Celtic *kwantyo- “flat hill”, compare Pictish ᚘᚐᚅᚈ (pant, hollow).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pant/

Noun

pant m (plural pantiau)

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

Mutation

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