Pine vs Pant - What's the difference?

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Pine is a synonym of pant.


As nouns the difference between pine and pant

is that pine is (countable|uncountable)  any coniferous tree of the genus pinus or pine can be (archaic) a painful longing 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 pine and pant

is that pine is to long, to yearn so much that it causes suffering 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.

pine

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) .

Noun

  • (countable, uncountable) Any coniferous tree of the genus Pinus .
  • * , chapter=1
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients, chapter=1 , passage=I stumbled along through the young pines and huckleberry bushes. Pretty soon I struck into a sort of path that, I cal'lated, might lead to the road I was hunting for. It twisted and turned, and, the first thing I knew, made a sudden bend around a bunch of bayberry scrub and opened out into a big clear space like a lawn.}}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess), chapter=3 citation , passage=Sepia Delft tiles surrounded the fireplace, their crudely drawn Biblical scenes in faded cyclamen blending with the pinkish pine , while above them, instead of a mantelshelf, there was an archway high enough to form a balcony with slender balusters and a tapestry-hung wall behind.}}
  • (countable) Any tree (usually coniferous) which resembles a member of this genus in some respect.
  • (uncountable) The wood of this tree.
  • (archaic) A pineapple.
  • Synonyms
    * (tree of genus Pinus) pine tree * (wood) pinewood
    Derived terms
    * bunya pine * hoop pine * Huon pine * jack pine * Norfolk Island pine * pineal * pineapple * * * pinecone, pine cone * * pine needle * pine nut * * * pine tar * pine tree * * stone pine * white pine * Wollemi pine * yellow pine

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) . Cognate to (m). Entered Germanic with Christianity; cognate to (etyl) (m), (etyl) (m), (etyl) (m).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (archaic) A painful longing.
  • Verb

    (pin)
  • To languish; to lose flesh or wear away through distress; to droop.
  • * Tickell
  • The roses wither and the lilies pine .
  • To long, to yearn so much that it causes suffering.
  • Laura was pining for Bill all the time he was gone.
  • * 1855 , John Sullivan Dwight (translator), “Oh Holy Night”, as printed in 1871, Adolphe-Charles Adam (music), “Cantique de Noël”, G. Schirmer (New York), originally by Placide Cappeau de Roquemaure, 1847
  • Long lay the world in sin and error pining / Till He appear’d and the soul felt its worth
  • * {{quote-book, year=1994
  • , author=(Walter Dean Myers) , title=The Glory Field , chapter= , pageurl=http://books.google.com/books?id=_ePdzF_m3V4C&q=%22pined%22 citation , isbn=978054505575 , page=29 , passage=The way the story went was that the man's foot healed up all right but that he just pined away.}}
  • To grieve or mourn for.
  • (Milton)
  • To inflict pain upon; to torment; to torture; to afflict.
  • * Bishop Hall
  • One is pined in prison, another tortured on the rack.

    References

    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