\ 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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The hallway connecting what is now the master suite to the main house has walls made of panes of Polygal, a type of translucent polycarbonate sheeting often used in greenhouses. Richard A. Marini,, "1927 Alta Vista home gets modern addition in San Antonio," 4 Sep. 2019 Believe it or not, this version of the Play Store design actually has a dual-pane tablet UI. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Google Play Store’s blindingly white redesign starts rolling out," 19 Aug. 2019 Drywired’s solar-control glass coating quells heat upstairs, where abundant sunlight comes through floor-to-ceiling double- and triple-pane windows, inspired by Midcentury Modern architect Richard Neutra. Arielle Paul,, "The beauty and affordability of modular living," 21 June 2019 Above the knocker, there are panes of glass, some broken and others opaque with age. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, "Anita Shreve, best-selling author who wrote of love and loss, dies at 71," 31 Mar. 2018 Measuring roughly 30 by 75 feet, the work consists of 11,500 panes of glass. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "New Stained Glass Is Coming to Germany’s Oldest Monastery," 23 Aug. 2019 That lasted until 2004, when a high school boy with a slingshot shattered some of the panes. Washington Post, "‘Miracle house’ in Ohio draws pilgrims amid sainthood push," 18 Aug. 2019 Under the ownership of the Honjos, the house was expected to undergo interior and exterior changes, including replacing single-pane windows, changing the color from pastel blue to dark brown, removing and a storage shed and adding a new deck. Elaine Ingalls, The Mercury News, "Iconic Santa Cruz ‘Doll House’ sells for nearly $5.5 million," 27 July 2019 The landmark building, with a facade made up of nearly 11,000 glass panes, was long known as the Rev. Robert H. Schuller’s Crystal Cathedral. USA TODAY, "Crystal Cathedral reborn Catholic, 'Conjuring' house, Wiki ‘editathon’: News from around our 50 states," 11 July 2019

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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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