Heart vs Pant - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between heart and pant

is that heart is (anatomy) a muscular organ that pumps blood through the body, traditionally thought to be the seat of emotion 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 heart and pant

is that heart is (transitive|poetic|or|humorous) to be fond of often bracketed or abbreviated with a heart symbol 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.



(wikipedia heart)

Alternative forms

* (all obsolete)


  • (anatomy) A muscular organ that pumps blood through the body, traditionally thought to be the seat of emotion.
  • (uncountable) Emotions, kindness, moral effort, or spirit in general.
  • The team lost, but they showed a lot of heart .
  • * {{quote-book, 1852, Mrs M.A. Thompson, chapter=The Tutor's Daughter, Graham's American Monthly Magazine of Literature, Art, and Fashion, page=266 citation
  • , passage=In the lightness of my heart I sang catches of songs as my horse gayly bore me along the well-remembered road.}}
  • * 2008 , "Rights trampled in rush to deport immigrant workers," Quaker Action (magazine), vol. 89, no. 3, page 8:
  • "We provided a lot of brains and a lot of heart to the response when it was needed," says Sandra Sanchez, director of AFSC's Immigrants' Voice Program in Des Moines.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=September 2 , author= , title=Wales 2-1 Montenegro , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=The result still leaves Wales bottom of the group but in better heart for Tuesday night's trip to face England at Wembley, who are now outright leaders after their 3-0 win in Bulgaria.}}
  • * Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.'' (, '' , 1943)
  • The seat of the affections or sensibilities, collectively or separately, as love, hate, joy, grief, courage, etc.; rarely, the seat of the understanding or will; usually in a good sense.
  • a good, tender, loving, bad, hard, or selfish heart
  • Courage; courageous purpose; spirit.
  • * Milton
  • Eve, recovering heart , replied.
  • * Sir W. Temple
  • The expelled nations take heart , and when they fly from one country invade another.
  • Vigorous and efficient activity; power of fertile production; condition of the soil, whether good or bad.
  • * Dryden
  • That the spent earth may gather heart again.
  • (obsolete)
  • * Shakespeare
  • I speak to thee, my heart .
  • A conventional shape or symbol used to represent the heart, love, or emotion: or sometimes <3.
  • * 1998 , Pat Cadigan, Tea From an Empty Cup , page 106:
  • "Aw. Thank you." The Cherub kissed the air between them and sent a small cluster of tiny red hearts at her.
  • A playing card of the suit hearts featuring one or more heart-shaped symbols.
  • The centre, essence, or core.
  • The wood at the heart of a tree is the oldest.
    Buddhists believe that suffering is right at the heart of all life.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=December 27 , author=Mike Henson , title=Norwich 0 - 2 Tottenham , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Norwich's attack centred on a front pair of Steve Morison and Grant Holt, but Younes Kaboul at the heart of the Tottenham defence dominated in the air.}}
  • * 1899 , , The Strong Arm , ch. 3:
  • At last she spoke in a low voice, hesitating slightly, nevertheless going with incisive directness into the very heart of the problem.

    Derived terms

    * artichoke heart * at heart * be still my heart * bleeding heart * break someone's heart * by heart * change of heart * cockles of the heart * * congestive heart failure * coronary heart disease * dishearten * eat one's heart out * from the bottom of one's heart * good-hearted * halfhearted * hard-hearted * have one's heart in the right place * heartache * heart attack * heartbeat * heart block * heartbreak * heartbreaker * heart-breaking * heartbroken * heartburn * heart disease * hearten * heart failure * heartfelt * heart-free * heart-healthy * heartland * heartless * heart-lung machine * heart pine * heartrending * heartsease * heartsick * heartsome * heartsore * heart-stopping * heartstring * heartthrob * heart-to-heart * heartwarming * heart-whole * heartwood * heartworm * hearty * heavy heart * home is where the heart is * lose heart * lose one's heart * open-heart/open-heart surgery * pour one's heart out * Purple Heart * put one's heart on one's sleeve * set one's heart on * single-hearted * sweetheart * take heart * the way to a man's heart is through his stomach * wholehearted


    (desc-top) * Japanese: (desc-mid) * Korean: (desc-bottom)


    (en verb)
  • (transitive, poetic, or, humorous) To be fond of. Often bracketed or abbreviated with a heart symbol.
  • * 1905 , Capt. James, William Wordsworth (editor), Poems and Extracts ,
  • I heart to pray their bones may rest in peace
  • * 2001 April 6, Michael Baldwin, "The Heart Has Its Reasons", Commonweal
  • We're but the sum of all our terrors until we heart the dove.
  • * 2006 , Susan Reinhardt, Bulldog doesn't have to rely on the kindness of strangers to draw attention, Citizen-Times.com
  • I guess at this point we were supposed to feel elated she'd come to her senses and decided she hearts dogs after all.
  • * 2008 January 30, "Cheese in our time: Blur and Oasis to end feud with a Stilton", The Guardian (London)
  • The further we delve into this "story", the more convinced we become of one thing: We heart the Goss.
  • * 2008' July 25, "The Media '''Hearts Obama?", ''On The Media , National Public Radio
  • (obsolete) To give heart to; to hearten; to encourage.
  • * Shakespeare
  • My cause is hearted ; thine hath no less reason.
  • (masonry) To fill an interior with rubble, as a wall or a breakwater.
  • (intransitive, agriculture, botany) To form a dense cluster of leaves, a heart, especially of lettuce or cabbage.
  • Synonyms

    * (to be fond of) love, less than three





    Etymology 1

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


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


  • (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.
    * (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


    (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



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

    * PMSA page with several examples * OED 2nd edition