Breast vs Pant - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between breast and pant

is that breast is either of the two organs on the front of a woman's chest, which contain the mammary glands; also the analogous organs in men while pant is a quick breathing; a catching of the breath; a gasp or pant can be (fashion) a pair of pants (trousers or underpants) or pant can be a public drinking fountain in scotland and north-east england.

As verbs the difference between breast and pant

is that breast is to push against with the breast; to meet full on, to oppose, to face while pant is (ambitransitive) 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.

breast

English

(wikipedia breast)

Noun

(en noun)
  • Either of the two organs on the front of a woman's chest, which contain the mammary glands; also the analogous organs in men.
  • Tanya's breasts grew alarmingly during pregnancy.
  • The chest, or front of the human thorax.
  • * 1798 , (Samuel Taylor Coleridge), "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
  • The Wedding-Guest here beat his breast , For he heard the loud bassoon.
  • A section of clothing covering the breast area.
  • The figurative seat of the emotions, feelings etc.; one's heart or innermost thoughts.
  • She kindled hope in the breast of all who heard her.
  • * Shakespeare
  • He has a loyal breast .
  • The ventral portion of an animal's thorax.
  • The robin has a red breast .
  • A choice cut of poultry, especially chicken or turkey, taken from the bird’s breast; also a cut of meat from other animals, breast of mutton, veal, pork.
  • Would you like breast or wing?
  • The front or forward part of anything.
  • a chimney breast'''; a plough '''breast
  • * Milton
  • Mountains on whose barren breast / The labouring clouds do often rest.
  • (mining) The face of a coal working.
  • (mining) The front of a furnace.
  • (obsolete) The power of singing; a musical voice.
  • * Shakespeare
  • By my troth, the fool has an excellent breast .

    Synonyms

    * (female organs) See also * (chest) chest * (seat of emotions) heart, soul * (cut of poultry) white meat * (cut of meat) brisket

    Antonyms

    * (cut of poultry) thigh, wing, dark meat

    Derived terms

    * abreast * breastbone * breast cancer * breastfeed, breast feeding, breastfeeding * breastless * breast milk, breastmilk * breaststroke * breastwork * make a clean breast * redbreast

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To push against with the breast; to meet full on, to oppose, to face.
  • He breasted the hill and saw the town before him.
  • * Wirt
  • The court breasted the popular current by sustaining the demurrer.

    Anagrams

    *

    pant

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), whence also English dialectal (m). Possibly from (etyl) (m), a byform or of (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A quick breathing; a catching of the breath; a gasp.
  • (obsolete) A violent palpitation of the heart.
  • (Shakespeare)
    References
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    Verb

  • (ambitransitive) 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.
  • * Dryden
  • Pluto plants for breath from out his cell.
  • * Shelley
  • There is a cavern where my spirit / Was panted forth in anguish.
    {{quote-Fanny Hill, part=2 , Charles had just slipp'd the bolt of the door, and running, caught me in his arms, and lifting me from the ground, with his lips glew'd to mine, bore me, trembling, panting , dying, with soft fears and tender wishes, to the bed}}
  • To long for (something); to be eager for (something).
  • * Herbert
  • Then shall our hearts pant thee.
  • To long eagerly; to desire earnestly.
  • * Bible, Psalms xlii. 1
  • As the hart panteth after the water brooks.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Who pants for glory finds but short repose.
  • Of the heart, to beat with unnatural violence or rapidity; to palpitate.
  • (Spenser)
  • To sigh; to flutter; to languish.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • The whispering breeze / Pants on the leaves, and dies upon the trees.
    Synonyms
    * (breathe quickly or in a labored manner) gasp * (long for) crave, desire, long for, pine for * (long eagerly) crave, desire, long, pine * palpitate, pound, throb

    Etymology 2

    From pants

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (fashion) A pair of pants (trousers or underpants).
  • (used attributively as a modifier) Of or relating to pants.
  • Pant leg
    Derived terms
    * pant cuff * pant leg * pantsuit, pant suit * panty, panties

    Etymology 3

    Unknown

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • a public drinking fountain in Scotland and North-East England
  • References

    * PMSA page with several examples * OED 2nd edition