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pants Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun underpants worn by women
    drawers; bloomers; knickers.
    • she was afraid that her bloomers might have been showing
  2. noun the noise made by a short puff of steam (as from an engine)
  3. noun (usually in the plural) a garment extending from the waist to the knee or ankle, covering each leg separately
    trouser; pant.
    • he had a sharp crease in his trousers
  4. noun a short labored intake of breath with the mouth open
    gasp; pant.
    • she gave a gasp and fainted
  5. verb breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted
    puff; gasp; heave; pant.
    • The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily
  6. verb utter while panting, as if out of breath