pants

  • 1 pants — In BrE pants (plural noun) means ‘underpants’, whereas in AmE it means ‘trousers or slacks’. The distinction can cause problems: • I heard an American student at Cambridge University telling some English friends how he climbed over a locked gate… …

    Modern English usage

  • 2 pants — ► PLURAL NOUN 1) Brit. underpants or knickers. 2) chiefly N. Amer. trousers. 3) Brit. informal rubbish; nonsense. ● catch someone with their pants (or trousers) down Cf. ↑catch someone with their trousers down ● …

    English terms dictionary

  • 3 pants — [ pænts ] noun plural ** 1. ) AMERICAN a piece of clothing that covers your body from your waist to your ANKLES and has a separate part for each leg: TROUSERS 2. ) BRITISH UNDERPANTS beat the pants off INFORMAL 1. ) to defeat an opponent easily 2 …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 4 pants — /pants/, n. (used with a pl. v.) 1. trousers (def. 1). 2. underpants, esp. for women and children; panties. 3. Brit. men s underpants, esp. long drawers. 4. wear the pants, to have the dominant role; be in charge: I guess we know who wears the… …

    Universalium

  • 5 pants — (n.) 1840, see PANTALOONS (Cf. pantaloons). Colloquial singular pant is attested from 1893. To wear the pants be the dominant member of a household is first attested 1931. To do something by the seat of (one s) pants by human instinct is from… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 pants — n. 1. n. pl. A garment extending from the waist to the knee or ankle, covering each leg separately. Syn: trousers. [WordNet 1.6] 2. Underpants. Syn: drawers. [PJC] 3. Specifically: Underpants worn by women; panties. Syn: bloomers, drawers,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 pants — ☆ pants [pants ] pl.n. [abbrev. of PANTALOONS] 1. an outer garment extending from the waist to the knees or ankles and divided into separate coverings for the legs: more formally called trousers 2. drawers or panties: As an adjective or in… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Pants — (short for “pantaloons”) may refer to the following:* Trousers (North American English), an outer garment covering the lower half of the body, encasing each leg separately * Underpants (British English), an undergarment covering the genital… …

    Wikipedia

  • 9 pants — (ingl.; Guat., Méj.) m. *Chándal …

    Enciclopedia Universal

  • 10 pants — s.m.pl. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS abbigl. pantaloncini corti, spec. da donna {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1971. ETIMO: propr. accorc. di pantaloons pantaloni …

    Dizionario italiano

  • 11 pants — /pænts/ s. ingl. [propr., accorc. di pantaloons pantaloni ], usato in ital. al masch. pl. (abbigl.) [pantaloni corti] ▶◀ [➨ pantaloncino] …

    Enciclopedia Italiana

  • 12 pants — [n] clothing for legs, lower half of body Bermudas*, bloomers, blue jeans, boxer shorts, breeches, briefs, britches*, chaps*, chinos, clam diggers*, cords*, corduroys, denims, drawers, dungarees, jeans, jodhpurs, knickers, overalls, pantaloons*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 13 pants — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. pl. trousers, breeches; slacks, flannels, jeans, Levi s, dungarees; pantaloons, knickerbockers, knickers, plus fours; shorts, pedal pushers, chinos, jodhpurs; bloomers, briefs, panties. See clothing.… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 pants — pants1 S3 [pænts] n [plural] [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: pantaloons] 1.) especially AmE a piece of clothing that covers you from your waist to your feet and has a separate part for each leg British Equivalent: trousers ▪ She was wearing dark blue… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 pants — [[t]pæ̱nts[/t]] 1) N PLURAL: also a pair of N Pants are a piece of underwear which have two holes to put your legs through and elastic around the top to hold them up round your waist or hips. [BRIT] I wash and dry myself and put on my bra and… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 pants — /pænts / (say pants) plural noun 1. trousers. 2. underpants, especially women s. –verb (t) Colloquial 3. to thrash someone. 4. to forcibly remove the pants from (someone) as a joke, as humiliation or as an informal punishment. –phrase Colloquial… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 pants — noun (plural) 1 AmE a piece of clothing that covers you from your waist to your feet and has a separate part for each leg; trousers especially BrE 2 BrE a piece of underwear that covers the area between your waist and the top of your legs 3… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 pants — noun 1 (BrE) underwear ⇨ See also ↑panties, ↑underpants … OF PANTS ▪ pair VERB + PANTS ▪ pull on, pull up ▪ drop …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 pants — See: ANTS IN ONE S PANTS, CATCH ONE WITH ONE S PANTS DOWN, FANCY PANTS, FLY BY THE SEAT OF ONE S PANTS, GET THE LEAD OUT OF ONE S PANTS, KICK IN THE PANTS, WEAR THE TROUSERS or WEAR THE PANTS …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 20 pants — See: ants in one s pants, catch with one s pants down, fancy pants, fly by the seat of one s pants, get the lead out of one s pants, kick in the pants, wear the trousers or wear the pants …

    Словарь американских идиом


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