\ 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 The six bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms boast Moroccan style, and more modern upgrades include dual-pane windows and a Nest security system. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Fashion designer Sue Wong lists her latest restoration in Los Feliz," 21 Apr. 2021 So for now the Twins are left to persevere through the dark times, peering from behind the thin pane of glass separating them from the light. Megan Ryan, Star Tribune, "Monday's Twins game also postponed as team deals with positive COVID-19 tests," 18 Apr. 2021 Then click Apps and choose Startup from the navigation pane on the left side of the window. Dave Johnson, Forbes, "9 Ways You Can Spring Clean Your Computer To Make It Run Faster And Live Longer," 9 Apr. 2021 In his solitude, Negan returns to the tree with the dangling glass pane where Rick's group had their last stand against the Saviors. Nick Romano,, "The Walking Dead season 10 finale recap: Negan gets an origin story," 5 Apr. 2021 Of particular concern to Beeler are the county’s older mobile homes, many of them built with single-pane windows and aluminum or vinyl siding, which is highly susceptible to damage by fire. J.d. Morris, San Francisco Chronicle, "A new California bill could help defend homes against wildfires and earthquakes," 22 Mar. 2021 Luckily for him, one of the updates were the dual-pane windows. Sean Collins, Dallas News, "‘I’ve been lucky’: ‘Crimsix’, Call of Duty League pros share experiences from Texas’ winter storms," 23 Feb. 2021 Consider ways of consolidating point solutions by migrating to a platform that can be managed from a single pane of glass. Rajat Bhargava, Forbes, "Securing SMEs Post-Pandemic: Four Ways To Improve Security For Remote And Hybrid Workforces," 12 Apr. 2021 And Moreschi faced a challenge: offering comfort and compassion at a distance, through a mask and a pane of glass. Washington Post, "Coronavirus: What you need to read," 6 Mar. 2021

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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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29 Apr 2021

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“Pane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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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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