pane

noun
\ 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

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The wind howled through crevices and banged against quarter-inch, single-pane glass. R. Daniel Foster, latimes.com, "New book details architect Paul McClean’s ultramodern homes," 28 June 2019 The dark panes of other tenements stared back at her. Veronica Chambers, New York Times, "Viewfinders: 10 Y.A. Novelists Spin Fiction From Vintage Photos," 28 June 2019 Kushner stands by her side, cut evenly by the pane of the window, offering a faint, robotic smirk. Jason Parham, WIRED, "Depth of Field: The Spooky Symmetry of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump," 6 June 2019 The old panes were knocked out long ago to make way for plain glass that would admit more light. Bruce Dale, National Geographic, "Adored, neglected, and restored: A 1968 Nat Geo feature explored Notre Dame," 17 Apr. 2019 Think of a pane of glass with a photovoltaic frame. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Transparent solar cell turns edge on and generates its own light," 12 Dec. 2018 Behind that, a second pane of glass moves up and down to conceal another, narrow kitchen that can be used by caterers. Candace Taylor, WSJ, "A Silicon Valley Retreat Where ‘Star Trek’ Meets ‘Star Wars’," 6 Dec. 2018 Another wall is a full pane of glass, which turns out to be a fine substitute for fresh air on rainy days. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "96-square-foot pavilion is the ultimate rustic studio," 6 Dec. 2018 Later, in 12th century China, sunglasses were made from flat panes of smoky quartz. Laura Cohen, Marie Claire, "Stay Shady: The History of Sunglasses," 1 July 2014

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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

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pane

: a sheet of glass in a window or door

pane

noun
\ ˈpān How to pronounce pane (audio) \

Kids Definition of pane

: a sheet of glass (as in a window)

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