Dictionary: PAN'NADE – PAN'THE-ISM

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The curvet of a horse. [See Panic.] Ainsworth.

PAN'NAGE, n. [from L. panis.]

The food of swine in the woods; as beach nuts, acorns, &c. called also pawns; also, the money taken by agistors for the mast of the king's forest. – Cowel.

PAN'NEL, n. [W. panel, something plaited or matted; L. pannus, cloth.]

  1. A kind of rustic saddle. – Tusser.
  2. The stomach of a hawk. Ainsworth.


The act of impaneling a jury. [Not used.] – Wood.

PANN'IER, n. [pan'yer; Fr. panier; It. paniera; Sp. panera, a pannier, and a granary; from L. panis, bread.]

A wicker basket; primarily, a bread-basket, but used for carrying fruit or other things on a horse. Addison.


The brain pan or skull. [Not in use.] – Spenser.


Completely armed.

PAN'O-PLY, n. [Gr. πανοπλια; παν, all, and οπλα, arms.]

Complete armor or defense. We had need to take the Christian panoply, to put on the whole armor of God. – Ray.


An optical machine.

PAN-O-RA'MA, n. [Gr. παν, all, and οραμα, view, from οραω, to see.]

Complete or entire view; a circular painting having apparently no beginning or end, from the center of which the spectator may have a complete view of the objects presented.


Pertaining to a panorama. [1841 Addenda only.]


Pertaining to or like a panorama, or complete view.

PAN-SOPH'IC-AL, a. [See Pansophy.]

Pretending to have a knowledge of every thing. – Worthington.

PAN'SO-PHY, n. [Gr. παν, all, and σοφια, wisdom.]

Universal wisdom or knowledge. [Little used.] – Hartlib.

PAN'SY, n. [Fr. pensée, fancy or thought, from penser, to think.]

A plant and flower of the genus Viola; the Viola tricolor, or garden violet. – Fam. of Plants.

PANT, n.

Palpitation of the heart. – Shak.

PANT, v.i. [Fr. panteler, probably from the root of W. panu, to beat. See Panicle, and qu. Gr. πνεω.]

  1. To palpitate; to beat with preternatural violence or rapidity, as the heart in terror, or after hard labor, or in anxious desire or suspense. Yet might her piteous heart be seen to pant and quake. – Spenser.
  2. To have the breast heaving, as in short respiration or want of breath. Pluto pants for breath from out his cell. – Dryden.
  3. To play with intermission or declining strength. The whispering breeze / Pants on the leaves and dies upon the trees. – Pope.
  4. To long; to desire ardently. Who pants for glory, finds but short repose. – Pope. As the hart panteth after the water-brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. – Ps. xlii.

PAN'TA-GRAPH, n. [Gr. παν and γραφω.]

An instrument for copying, reducing, or enlarging plans and figures. [This is usually but improperly written pentagraph.] – Brande.

PAN-TAL'O-GY, n. [Gr. παν, all, and λογος, word.]

A collection of all the words in a language.

PAN-TA-LOON', n. [Fr. pantalon. Qu. W. pannu, to involve, or panu, to cover, and Fr. talon, the heel.]

  1. A garment for males in which breeches and stockings are in a piece; a species of close long trowsers extending to the heels.
  2. A character in the Italian comedy, and a buffoon in pantomimes; so called from his close dress. – Addison.

PAN-TA-MOR'PHIC, a. [Gr. πας, παντα and μορφη.]

Taking all forms.

PANT'ER, n.1

One that pants.

PANT'ER, n.2 [Ir. painter, a snare.]

A net. – Chaucer.

PANT'ESS, n. [from pant.]

The difficulty of breathing in a hawk. – Ainsworth.

PAN'THE-ISM, n. [Gr. παν, all, and Θεος, God, whence theism.]

The doctrine that the universe is God, or the system of theology in which it is maintained that the universe is the supreme God. – Encyc. Asiat. Res.