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

Examples of pane in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Four bullets on April 16 were discharged into the front glass pane and side door at Midas, 6249 North Ave. Chicago Tribune, 24 Apr. 2022 Next, go to the main Screen Time settings pane and select Use Screen Time Passcode. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 15 Apr. 2022 Even the base 4xe is well equipped, with Stellantis’ excellent Uconnect infotainment system, dual front touch screens — one for the passenger that’s invisible from the driver seat — a dual-pane sunroof and loads of safety and driver assist features. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 19 Apr. 2022 The 4xe comes with 18-inch wheels, a 10.1-inch touchscreen with navigation, a heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats, and a dual-pane sunroof. Austin Irwin, Car and Driver, 19 Apr. 2022 In silence, with a shared pain and delight, the two of us could spend whole minutes watching a droplet trickle down the other side of the pane. Artem Chapeye, The New Yorker, 28 Mar. 2022 Instead, opt for this set of two outdoor solar lanterns that harness the sun's light into faux candles located within the diamond pane glass casing. Sanah Faroke, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Mar. 2022 To change the setting for your account, open Twitter on the web and click the three dots on the left-hand navigation pane, then Settings and privacy, Your account, Account information, and Protected Tweets. David Nield, Wired, 20 Mar. 2022 In other words, the news items are being promoted further up the Widgets pane, as the underwhelming graphic shows: Be still my beating heart. Barry Collins, Forbes, 8 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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“Pane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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\ ˈpān How to pronounce pane (audio) \

Kids Definition of pane

: a sheet of glass (as in a window)

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