Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Panshon noun An earthen vessel wider at the top than at the bottom, -- used for holding milk and for various other purposes. [ Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.

Pansied adjective [ From Pansy .] Covered or adorned with pansies. "The pansied grounds." Darwin.

Panslavic adjective [ Pan- + Slavic .] Pertaining to all the Slavic races.

Panslavism noun A scheme or desire to unite all the Slavic races into one confederacy.

Panslavist noun One who favors Panslavism.

Panslavonian adjective See Panslavic .

Pansophical adjective [ See Pansophy .] All-wise; claiming universal knowledge; as, pansophical pretenders. [ R.] John Worthington.

Pansophy noun [ Pan- + Greek ... wisdom, ... wise: confer French pansophie .] Universal wisdom; esp., a system of universal knowledge proposed by Comenius (1592 -- 1671), a Moravian educator. [ R.] Hartlib.

Panspermatist, Panspermist noun (Biol.) A believer in panspermy; one who rejects the theory of spontaneous generation; a biogenist.

Panspermic adjective (Biol.) Of or pertaining to panspermy; as, the panspermic hypothesis.

Panspermy noun [ Pan- + Greek ... a seed.] (Biol.) (a) The doctrine of the widespread distribution of germs, from which under favorable circumstances bacteria, vibrios, etc., may develop. (b) The doctrine that all organisms must come from living parents; biogenesis; -- the opposite of spontaneous generation .

Panstereorama noun [ New Latin , from Greek ..., ..., all + ... solid + ... a view.] A model of a town or country, in relief, executed in wood, cork, pasteboard, or the like. Brande & C.

Pansy noun ; plural Pansies . [ French Pensée thought, pansy, from penser to think, Latin pensare to weigh, ponder. See Pensive .] (Botany) A plant of the genus Viola ( V. tricolor ) and its blossom, originally purple and yellow. Cultivated varieties have very large flowers of a great diversity of colors. Called also heart's-ease , love-in-idleness , and many other quaint names.

Pant intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Panted ; present participle & verbal noun Panting .] [ Confer French panteler to gasp for breath, Old French panteisier to be breathless, French pantois out of breath; perhaps akin to English phantom , the verb probably 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.
Dryden.

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.
Pope.

3. To beat with unnatural violence or rapidity; to palpitate, or throb; -- said of the heart. Spenser.

4. To sigh; to flutter; to languish. [ Poetic]

The whispering breeze
Pants on the leaves, and dies upon the trees.
Pope.

Pant transitive verb
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.
Shelley.

2. To long for; to be eager after. [ R.]

Then shall our hearts pant thee.
Herbert.

Pant noun
1. A quick breathing; a catching of the breath; a gasp. Drayton.

2. A violent palpitation of the heart. Shak.

Panta- See Pan- .

Pantable noun See Pantofle . [ Obsolete]

Pantacosm noun [ Panta- + Greek ko`smos universe.] See Cosmolabe .

Pantagraph noun See Pantograph .

Pantagruelism noun [ From Pantagruel , one of the characters of Rabelais.]
1. The theory or practice of the medical profession; -- used in burlesque or ridicule.

2. An assumption of buffoonery to cover some serious purpose. [ R.] Donaldson.

Pantalet noun [ Dim. of pantaloon .] One of the legs of the loose drawers worn by children and women; particularly, the lower part of such a garment, coming below the knee, often made in a separate piece; -- chiefly in the plural.

Pantaloon noun [ French pantalon , from Italian pantalone , a masked character in the Italian comedy, who wore breeches and stockings that were all of one piece, from Pantaleone , the patron saint of Venice, which, as a baptismal name, is very frequent among the Venetians, and is applied to them by the other Italians as a nickname, from Greek ..., lit., all lion, a Greek personal name.]
1. A ridiculous character, or an old dotard, in the Italian comedy; also, a buffoon in pantomimes. Addison.

The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slippered pantaloon .
Shak.

2. plural A bifurcated garment for a man, covering the body from the waist downwards, and consisting of breeches and stockings in one.

3. plural In recent times, same as Trousers .

Pantaloonery noun
1. The character or performances of a pantaloon; buffoonery. [ R.] Lamb.

2. Materials for pantaloons.

Pantamorph noun That which assumes, or exists in, all forms.

Pantamorphic adjective [ Panta- + Greek ... form.] Taking all forms.

Pantascope noun [ Panta- + -scope .] (Photog.) A pantascopic camera.

Pantascopic adjective Viewing all; taking a view of the whole. See under Camera .

Pantastomata noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek ..., ..., all + ..., ..., mouth.] (Zoology) One of the divisions of Flagellata, including the monads and allied forms.

Pantechnicon noun [ New Latin See Pan- , and Technic .] A depository or place where all sorts of manufactured articles are collected for sale.

Pantelegraph noun [ Pan- + telegraph .] See under Telegraph .

Panter noun One who pants. Congreve.

Panter noun [ French panetier . See Pantry .] A keeper of the pantry; a pantler. [ Obsolete] Tyndale.

Panter noun [ See Painter a rope.] A net; a noose. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Panteutonic adjective [ Pan- + Teutonic .] Of or pertaining to all the Teutonic races.

Pantheism noun [ Pan- + theism .] The doctrine that the universe, taken or conceived of as a whole, is God; the doctrine that there is no God but the combined force and laws which are manifested in the existing universe; cosmotheism.

Pantheist noun One who holds to pantheism.

Pantheistic, Pantheistical adjective Of or pertaining to pantheism; founded in, or leading to, pantheism. -- Pan`the*is"tic*al*ly , adverb

Pantheologist noun One versed in pantheology.

Pantheology noun [ Pan- + theology .] A system of theology embracing all religions; a complete system of theology.

Pantheon noun [ Latin pantheon , pantheum , Greek ... (sc. ...), from ... of all gods; ..., ..., all + ... a god: confer French panthéon . See Pan- , and Theism .]
1. A temple dedicated to all the gods; especially, the building so called at Rome.

2. The collective gods of a people, or a work treating of them; as, a divinity of the Greek pantheon .

Panther noun [ Middle English pantere , French panthère , Latin panthera , Greek ..., probably from Sanskrit pundrīka a tiger.]


1. (Zoology) A large dark-colored variety of the leopard, by some zoölogists considered a distinct species. It is marked with large ringlike spots, the centers of which are darker than the color of the body.

2. (Zoology) In America, the name is applied to the puma, or cougar, and sometimes to the jaguar.

Panther cat (Zoology) , the ocelot. -- Panther cowry (Zoology) , a spotted East Indian cowry ( Cypræa pantherina ); -- so called from its color.

Pantheress noun (Zoology) A female panther.

Pantherine adjective Like a panther, esp. in color; as, the pantherine snake ( Ptyas mucosus ) of Brazil.

Pantile noun [ 5th pan + tile .] (Architecture) A roofing tile, of peculiar form, having a transverse section resembling an elongated S laid on its side

Pantingly adverb With palpitation or rapid breathing. Shak.

Pantisocracy noun [ Panto- + Greek ... equal + ... to rule.] A Utopian community, in which all should rule equally, such as was devised by Coleridge, Lovell, and Southey, in their younger days.

Pantisocrat noun A pantisocratist.

Pantisocratic adjective Of or pertaining to a pantisocracy.

Pantisocratist noun One who favors or supports the theory of a pantisocracy. Macaulay.