What does the word pant mean?

Usage examples for pant

  1. But most of all did I pant for the music which is divine. – Peter Ibbetson by George Du Maurier
  2. On the train, Myra paused long enough to pant, and as to finding you,- haven't you described and sketched the Eagles' Nest often enough in your letters for me to know it when I saw it? – Tabitha's Vacation by Ruth Alberta Brown