\ˈpān \

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 \ adjective
paneless \ ˈpān-​ləs \ adjective

Examples of pane in a Sentence

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Two days after the attack, anarchists stormed Greece’s top administrative court, smashing window panes and tossing paint on the walls. Yannis Palaiologos, WSJ, "The Far Left and Right Run Riot on Greek Streets," 28 May 2018 Warning: cover your pets' ears and put masking tape on the window panes. Fox News, "Conway on Trump's pro-life agenda, North Korea and trade," 23 May 2018 Under the Library of Congress's stewardship, the Declaration and Constitution went on display with a sheet of yellow gelatin wedged between panes of glass. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "The Science of Saving the Declaration of Independence," 3 July 2018 Jeffrey Docimo, though naked and largely in the foreground of the stage, was the remotest character, an outsider spending lengths of time in an alcove behind a pane of glass. Alastair Macaulay, New York Times, "For Gay Pride, Dark Dances of Mystery, Anguish and Desire," 26 June 2018 There is a pane of satire, covering all these heads. Brittany Allen, Longreads, "Masters of Contradiction," 24 May 2018 The suspect in Friday’s attack began by firing a shotgun through an art classroom door, shattering a glass pane and sending panicked students to the entryway to block him from getting inside, witnesses said., "‘Hope and healing’: Texas town worships after school shooting," 20 May 2018 An almost identical incident occurred in April 2017, when a single bullet struck a thick double-paned glass window, shattering the first pane but not the second. Ahmed Elbenni, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee Fire Department station struck by errant gunfire twice in two weeks," 10 July 2018 Next door, Taco Deli owner Julie Sarkissian was busy arranging for the delivery of a new glass pane for her front door. Sara Cardine,, "Burglar hits 3 La Cañada businesses in overnight smash-and-grab break-ins," 6 June 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of pane

: a sheet of glass in a window or door


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Kids Definition of pane

: a sheet of glass (as in a window)

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