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pan1 (pæn Pronunciation for pan1

Definitions

noun

    1. a wide metal vessel used in cooking
    2. (in combination)   ⇒ saucepan
  1. Also called: panful. the amount such a vessel will hold
  2. any of various similar vessels used esp in industry, as for boiling liquids
  3. a dish used by prospectors, esp gold prospectors, for separating a valuable mineral from the gravel or earth containing it by washing and agitating
  4. either of the two dishlike receptacles on a balance
  5. Also called: lavatory pan (British) the bowl of a lavatory
    1. a natural or artificial depression in the ground where salt can be obtained by the evaporation of brine
    2. a natural depression containing water or mud
  6. (Caribbean) the indented top from an oil drum used as the treble drum in a steel band
  7. See hardpan, brainpan
  8. a small ice floe
  9. a slang word for face (sense 1a)
  10. a small cavity containing priming powder in the locks of old guns
  11. a hard substratum of soil
  12. short for pan loaf

verb

Word forms:  pans,  panning,  panned
  1. when tr, often foll by off or out to wash (gravel) in a pan to separate particles of (valuable minerals) from it
  2. (intransitive) often foll by out (of gravel) to yield valuable minerals by this process
  3. (transitive) (informal) to criticize harshly   ⇒ the critics panned his new play

See also

pan out

Word Origin

Old English panne; related to Old Saxon, Old Norse panna, Old High German pfanna

Synonyms

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= pot, vessel, container, saucepan
= criticize, knock, blast, hammer, slam, flame, rubbish, roast, put down, slate, censure, slag (off), tear into, flay, diss, lambast(e), throw brickbats at
= sift out, look for, wash, search for

pan2 (pæn Pronunciation for pan2

Definitions

verb

Word forms:  pans,  panning,  panned
  1. to move (a film camera) or (of a film camera) to be moved so as to follow a moving object or obtain a panoramic effect

noun

    1. the act of panning
    2. (as modifier)   ⇒ a pan shot

Word Origin

C20: shortened from panoramic

Synonyms

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= move along or across, follow, track, sweep, scan, traverse, swing across

pan3 (pæn Pronunciation for pan3 or paan (pɑːn) 

Definitions

noun

  1. the leaf of the betel tree
  2. a preparation of this leaf which is chewed, together with betel nuts and lime, in India and the East Indies

Word Origin

C17: from Hindi, from Sanskrit parna feather, wing, leaf

Pan (pæn Pronunciation for Pan

Definitions

noun

  1. (Greek mythology) the god of fields, woods, shepherds, and flocks, represented as a man with a goat's legs, horns, and ears related adjectives Pandean Panic

pan-

Definitions

combining form

  1. all or every   ⇒ panchromatic
  2. including or relating to all parts or members   ⇒ Pan-African, pantheistic

Word Origin

from Greek pan, neuter of pas all

Pan.

Definitions

abbreviation for

  1. Panama

Translations for 'pan'

  • British English: panPronunciation for pan A pan is a round metal container with a handle, which is used for cooking things, usually on top of a cooker.Heat the butter and oil in a large pan.pæn NOUN
  • Arabic: طُنْجَرَةٌPronunciation for طُنْجَرَةٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: panelaPronunciation for panela
  • Chinese: 平底锅Pronunciation for 平底锅
  • Croatian: tavaPronunciation for tava
  • Czech: kastrolPronunciation for kastrol
  • Danish: pandePronunciation for pandetil madlavning
  • Dutch: panPronunciation for pan
  • European Spanish: ollaPronunciation for olla
  • Finnish: pannuPronunciation for pannu
  • French: poêlePronunciation for poêleustensile
  • German: PfannePronunciation for Pfanne
  • Greek: τηγάνιPronunciation for τηγάνι
  • Italian: padellaPronunciation for padella
  • Japanese: 平なべPronunciation for 平なべ
  • Korean: Pronunciation for 팬요리
  • Norwegian: pannePronunciation for pannekasserolle
  • Polish: rondelPronunciation for rondel
  • Portuguese: frigideiraPronunciation for frigideira
  • Romanian: tigaie tigăi
  • Russian: сковородаPronunciation for сковорода
  • Spanish: ollaPronunciation for olla
  • Swedish: pannaPronunciation for panna
  • Thai: กระทะPronunciation for กระทะ
  • Turkish: tavaPronunciation for tava
  • Ukrainian: каструля
  • Vietnamese: chảoPronunciation for chảo
  • British English: pan If something such as a film or a book is panned by journalists, they say it is very bad. VERBHis first high-budget movie was panned by the critics.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: arrasar com
  • Chinese: 批评批批评評
  • European Spanish: criticar
  • French: éreinter
  • German: verreißen
  • Italian: silurare
  • Japanese: こき下ろす
  • Korean: 혹평을 하다
  • Portuguese: arrasar com
  • Spanish: criticar

Example Sentences Including 'pan'

An arid, inhospitable landscape as barren as the moon; the devil's frying pan , tempered only by cacti and tumbleweed.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
Apart from the young constable, whose radio was crackling like an egg in a hot frying pan , the front hall was empty.
Val McDermid DEAD BEAT (2002)
Butter a heavy oven-proof sauce pan with a tight fitting lid.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Having finally managed to dump Anne Dally, I jumped from the frying pan into the fire.
Virginia Ironside JANEY AND ME: Growing up with my Mother (2003)
He took a table in a dock café where a dish of unlovely sausages tumbled and sizzled in a pan all the time.
Butler, Gwendoline Coffin on the Water
Heat remainder of olive oil with butter in an 8 ' crepe or omelette pan.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
I wasn't sure whether the pan was the one with which he had made the first find.
Innes, Hammond High Stand
Margaret, you could tell, wanted to smack him with a frying pan.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Rinse out the pan with the sherry, then pour that into the blender.
Country Life (2004)

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