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Definition of PAN

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Pan \Pan\, n. [OE. See 2d {Pane}.]
     1. A part; a portion.
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     2. (Fort.) The distance comprised between the angle of the epaule and the flanked angle. [1913 Webster]

     3. [Perh. a different word.] A leaf of gold or silver. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Pan- \Pan-\, Panta- \Pan"ta-\, Panto- \Pan"to-\ [Gr. ?, m., ?, neut., gen. ?, all.] Combining forms signifying all, every; as, panorama, pantheism, pantagraph, pantograph. Pan- becomes pam- before b or p, as pamprodactylous. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Pan \Pan\, v. t. & i. [Cf. F. pan skirt, lappet, L. pannus a cloth, rag, W. panu to fur, to full.] To join or fit together; to unite. [Obs.] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Pan \Pan\, n. [Hind. p[=a]n, Skr. parna leaf.] The betel leaf; also, the masticatory made of the betel leaf, etc. See {Betel}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Pan \Pan\, prop. n. [L., fr. Gr. ?.] (Gr. Myth.) The god of shepherds, guardian of bees, and patron of fishing and hunting. He is usually represented as having the head and trunk of a man, with the legs, horns, and tail of a goat, and as playing on the shepherd's pipe (also called the pipes of Pan), which he is said to have invented. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Pan \Pan\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Panned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Panning}.]
     1. (Mining) To separate, as gold, from dirt or sand, by washing in a kind of pan. [U. S.] [1913 Webster]

              We . . . witnessed the process of cleaning up and panning out, which is the last process of separating the pure gold from the fine dirt and black sand.
                                                    --Gen. W. T. Sherman. [1913 Webster]

     2. To criticise (a drama or literary work) harshly. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Pan \Pan\, n. [OE. panne, AS. panne; cf. D. pan, G. pfanne, OHG. pfanna, Icel., Sw., LL., & Ir. panna, of uncertain origin; cf. L. patina, E. paten.]
     1. A shallow, open dish or vessel, usually of metal, employed for many domestic uses, as for setting milk for cream, for frying or baking food, etc.; also employed for various uses in manufacturing. "A bowl or a pan." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Manuf.) A closed vessel for boiling or evaporating. See {Vacuum pan}, under {Vacuum}. [1913 Webster]

     3. The part of a flintlock which holds the priming. [1913 Webster]

     4. The skull, considered as a vessel containing the brain; the upper part of the head; the brainpan; the cranium.
        --Chaucer.
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     5. (Carp.) A recess, or bed, for the leaf of a hinge. [1913 Webster]

     6. The hard stratum of earth that lies below the soil. See {Hard pan}, under {Hard}. [1913 Webster]

     7. A natural basin, containing salt or fresh water, or mud. [1913 Webster]

     {Flash in the pan}. See under {Flash}.

     {To savor of the pan}, to suggest the process of cooking or burning; in a theological sense, to be heretical.
        --Ridley. Southey.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Pan \Pan\, v. i.
     1. (Mining) To yield gold in, or as in, the process of panning; -- usually with out; as, the gravel panned out richly. [1913 Webster]

     2. To turn out (profitably or unprofitably); to result; to develop; as, the investigation, or the speculation, panned out poorly. [Slang, U. S.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Pan \Pan\, v. t. & i. (Cinematography)
     To scan (a movie camera), usu. in a horizontal direction, to obtain a panoramic effect; also, to move the camera so as to keep the subject in view. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

PAN
         Personal Area Networking [profile] (Bluetooth)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

PAN
         Personal Account Number


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

PAN
         Personal Area Network (IBM, Bluetooth)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

26 Moby Thesaurus words for "Pan":
     Ashtoreth, Astarte, Baal, Cailleac, Ceres, Demeter, Dionysus, Faunus, Frey, Isis, Priapus, Vidar, Vitharr, corn spirit, faun, fertility god, field spirit, forest god, panisc, panisca, paniscus, satyr, silenus, sylvan deity, the goat god, vegetation spirit



Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

125 Moby Thesaurus words for "pan":
     Photostat, X-ray, Xerox, ashpan, bake, bakepan, barbecue, baste, blame, blanch, boil, boiler, braise, brazier, bread pan, brew, broil, broiler, brown, cake pan, calotype, capture on film, censure, coddle, condemn, cook, countenance, criticize, curry, cut up, denounce, denunciate, deride, devil, dial, dishpan, do, do to perfection, double boiler, dustpan, face, facies, favor, features, film, fire, fricassee, frizz, frizzle, fry, griddle, grill, grin at, heat, hit, hold in derision, kisser, knock, laugh at, laugh to scorn, lineaments, make fun of, make game of, make merry with, map, microfilm, mine, mug, mush, oven-bake, pan broiler, pan for gold, pan-broil, parboil, phiz, photograph, photomap, physiognomy, piepan, pillory, poach, point at, poke fun at, prepare, prepare food, prospect, puss, put one on, quarry, radiograph, rag, rap, razz, reprehend, ride, ridicule, roast, roaster, roentgenograph, saucepan, saute, scallop, sear, shirr, shoot, simmer, skillet, slam, smile at, snap, snapshoot, snapshot, snicker at, snigger at, snipe at, spider, steam, stew, stewpan, stir-fry, take a photograph, talbotype, toast, visage, wok


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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