\ ˈpān How to pronounce pane (audio) \

Definition of pane

: a piece, section, or side of something: such as
a : a framed sheet of glass in a window or door frost on a window pane
b : one of the sections into which a sheet of postage stamps is cut for distribution

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Other Words from pane

paned \ ˈpānd How to pronounce paned (audio) \ adjective
paneless \ ˈpān-​ləs How to pronounce paneless (audio) \ adjective

Examples of pane in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Indeed, some residences have begun opening clean rooms that are disinfected regularly and keep a pane of glass between visitors and residents, according to Senior Housing News editor Tim Mullaney. Lila Maclellan, Quartz, "Banning family at senior care homes has removed a layer of protection and care," 29 Apr. 2020 Two swinging doors led to a new entrance, with a registration desk protected by a pane of glass. Aarian Marshall, Wired, "Hospitals Quickly Reshape to Treat Covid-19 Patients," 15 Apr. 2020 So did missing all but a handful of plays his sophomore season after cutting his hand on a pane of glass. Eric Hansen, Indianapolis Star, "Counting down Notre Dame football's 10 best tight ends," 13 Apr. 2020 For more options, click through the various panes of TinkerTool and try turning some effects on and off. David Nield, Popular Science, "Four hidden Mac tweaks to speed up your computer," 5 Jan. 2020 One group of protesters ended up separated from US troops by only a pane of glass, according to a video shared on social media., "The men did not enter the main embassy buildings and later withdrew from the compound, joining thousands of protesters and militia fighters outside chanting “Death to America,” throwing rocks, covering the walls with graffiti, and demanding that the United States withdraw its forces from Iraq.," 2 Jan. 2020 Oppo has a history of experimenting with how to make phones more seamless and closer to that pane of glass vision. Shannon Liao, CNN, "This Chinese smartphone company found a creative place to put the selfie camera," 26 June 2019 Scroll all the way down the right-hand Editor pane to the Settings gear at the bottom, and click it. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "How to tell Microsoft Word how many spaces to use after a sentence," 27 Apr. 2020 Working from top to bottom, spray each pane with glass cleaner and wipe with packing paper sheets. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, "Packing Paper Is the Secret to Cleaning Windows Like a Pro," 8 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of pane

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pane

Middle English pan, pane strip of cloth, pane, from Anglo-French pan, panne, from Latin pannus cloth, rag — more at vane

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The first known use of pane was in the 14th century

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24 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Pane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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How to pronounce pane (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of pane

: a sheet of glass in a window or door


\ ˈpān How to pronounce pane (audio) \

Kids Definition of pane

: a sheet of glass (as in a window)

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