pan

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1pan

noun \ˈpan\

Definition of PAN

1
a :  a usually broad, shallow, and open container for domestic use (as for cooking)
b :  any of various similar usually metal receptacles: as
(1) :  the hollow part of the lock in a firelock or flintlock gun that receives the priming (2) :  either of the receptacles in a pair of scales (3) :  a round shallow usually metal container for separating metal (as gold) from waste by washing
c British :  toilet 3b; also :  bowl 3b
d :  steel drum
2
a (1) :  a natural basin or depression in land (2) :  a similar artificial basin (as for evaporating brine)
b :  a drifting fragment of the flat thin ice that forms in bays or along the shore
3
:  hardpan 1
4
slang :  face
5
:  a harsh criticism

Origin of PAN

Middle English panne, from Old English (akin to Old High German phanna pan), from Latin patina, from Greek patanē
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with PAN

2pan

verb
pannedpan·ning

Definition of PAN

transitive verb
1
a :  to wash in a pan for the purpose of separating heavy particles
b :  to separate (as gold) by panning
c :  to place in a pan
2
:  to criticize severely <the show was panned>
intransitive verb
1
:  to wash material (as earth or gravel) in a pan in search of metal (as gold)
2
:  to yield precious metal in the process of panning —usually used with out

First Known Use of PAN

1839

3pan

noun \ˈpän\

Definition of PAN

1
:  a betel leaf
2
:  a masticatory of betel nut, mineral lime, and pan

Origin of PAN

Hindi & Urdu pān, from Sanskrit parṇa wing, leaf — more at fern
First Known Use: 1616

4pan

noun \ˈpan\

Definition of PAN

1
:  the process of panning a motion-picture or video camera
2
:  a shot in which the camera is panned

Origin of PAN

short for panorama
First Known Use: circa 1922

5pan

verb \ˈpan\
pannedpan·ning

Definition of PAN

transitive verb
:  to rotate (as a motion-picture camera) so as to keep an object in the picture or secure a panoramic effect
intransitive verb
1
:  to pan a motion-picture or video camera
2
of a camera :  to undergo panning

First Known Use of PAN

1930

1Pan

noun \ˈpan\

Definition of PAN

:  a Greek god of pastures, flocks, and shepherds usually represented as having the legs, horns, and ears of a goat

Origin of PAN

Latin, from Greek
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Mythology and Folklore Terms

elysian, fay, muse, nimbus, phoenix

Rhymes with PAN

2Pan

abbreviation

Definition of PAN

Panama

PAN

abbreviation

Definition of PAN

peroxyacetyl nitrate

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall

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