\ 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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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 Your hair stands on end, your teeth chatter, and your ears are deafened as the thunderous roar shakes your house and rattles the window panes. Matthew Cappucci, Washington Post, "Bolts from the blue: Here’s how lightning can strike when a storm is tens of miles away," 27 June 2018 Red Diamond paint added $595 and the Touring package ($2,500) included a dual pane power sunroof, nine-speaker Rockford Fosgate audio system, forward collision warning, lane-departure warning and a heated steering wheel and back seats. Mark Maynard,, "2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross: Forever young," 22 June 2018 Candles align the panes of the floor to ceiling windows, DJ Peedy730 is situated in the corner already mixing songs and Cabrera is welcoming you with an inviting smile. Arizona Republic, azcentral, "Phoenix 'Hood Yoga' studio created for people looking for different beat," 21 June 2018 Someone damaged the glass door pane of a business in the 6300 block of Roosevelt Road between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. June 30. Staff Report,, "Police reports: Car passenger points gun at pedestrian in Oak Park," 6 July 2018 Statistics show there have been only 26 failures of the outer pane—each exit window has three—in the entire Boeing 737 service history worldwide, another source said. Barbara Peterson, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Do Airplane Windows Keep Breaking?," 16 May 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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to deposit or conceal in a hiding place

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