1. [ verb ] breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted
Synonyms: gasp heave puff

"The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily"

Related terms: blow gasp panting huffing
2. [ verb ] utter while panting, as if out of breath
Related terms: utter gasp
3. [ noun ] the noise made by a short puff of steam (as from an engine)
Related terms: noise
4. [ noun ] a short labored intake of breath with the mouth open
Synonyms: gasp

"she gave a gasp and fainted"

Related terms: inhalation
Similar spelling:   panty