\ 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

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Dynamic email works by sucking a small portion of the web directly into the email pane, automating a particular task. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Update: Google Gmail, Microsoft add 'dynamic email,' to avoid the pain of new tabs," 27 Mar. 2019 Oak Park Criminal damage Someone, by possible means of a firearm, damaged a sixth-floor outer window pane at West Suburban Hospital, 3 Erie Court, between 6 p.m. April 29 and 2 p.m. May 4. Pioneer Press,, "Police: Sixth-floor window damaged at West Suburban Hospital, possibly by firearm," 11 May 2018 Hit the four-pane Windows logo on the bottom left, then Settings. Alexander George, Popular Mechanics, "How to Wipe Your Computer Before You Sell It," 14 Jan. 2019 At 2,873 square feet, the home boasts many of the trademark features of a midcentury home, including long horizontal lines and flat panes, large windows, and overhanging eaves. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Quirky midcentury modern with koi pond wants $624K," 15 Nov. 2018 The bedrooms also feature plentiful windows, including rectangular panes that cover the entirety of one wall. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Charming brick midcentury asks $159K," 5 Sep. 2018 To get to the same panel through Control Center, press and hold the network pane, then tap AirDrop. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "AirDrop Might Be the Best Way to Share Files. Here's How to Use It.," 7 Nov. 2018 Notifications on the pane are each separated by a horizontal line, and these will show short previews of the content (usually the app name, time, and two lines of text). Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Review: Google’s Wear OS 2.0 can’t fix its obsolete smartwatch hardware," 28 Sep. 2018 Power outages were reported across nearby Trinidad, where people ran into the street and gasped as large glass panes at one supermarket shattered and falling concrete smashed several cars. Fabiola Sanchez And Scott Smith, Fox News, "Little damage reported from strong quake in Venezuela," 22 Aug. 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


\ ˈpān How to pronounce pane (audio) \

Kids Definition of pane

: a sheet of glass (as in a window)

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