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Definition of Pan

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all, total, complete (i.e. Pan-American)
flat shallow pan for frying food; pot for cooking food; toilet; basin, bowl
cook food in a frying pan; criticize harshly; move a video camera from one side to the other to capture a panoramic view
Greek god who guards and protects shepherds and their herds (Greek Mythology)
Pan Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
Chaucer's Middle English Glossary
noun skull
Dune Glossary
on Arrakis, any low-lying region or depression created by the subsiding of the underlying basement complex. (On planets with sufficient water, a pan indicates a region once covered by open water. Arrakis is believed to have at least one such area, although this remains open to argument.)
Pan Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To separate, as gold, from dirt or sand, by washing in a kind of pan.
  
(v. t. & i.)
To join or fit together; to unite.
  
(v. i.)
To yield gold in, or as in, the process of panning; -- usually with out; as, the gravel panned out richly.
  
(v. i.)
To turn out (profitably or unprofitably); to result; to develop; as, the investigation, or the speculation, panned out poorly.
  
(n.)
The skull, considered as a vessel containing the brain; the upper part of the head; the brainpan; the cranium.
  
(n.)
The part of a flintlock which holds the priming.
  
(n.)
The hard stratum of earth that lies below the soil. See Hard pan, under Hard.
  
(n.)
The god of shepherds, guardian of bees, and patron of fishing and hunting. He is usually represented as having the head and trunk of a man, with the legs, horns, and tail of a goat, and as playing on the shepherd's pipe, which he is said to have invented.
  
(n.)
The distance comprised between the angle of the epaule and the flanked angle.
  
(n.)
The betel leaf; also, the masticatory made of the betel leaf, etc. See /etel.
  
(n.)
A shallow, open dish or vessel, usually of metal, employed for many domestic uses, as for setting milk for cream, for frying or baking food, etc.; also employed for various uses in manufacturing.
  
(n.)
A recess, or bed, for the leaf of a hinge.
  
(n.)
A part; a portion.
  
(n.)
A natural basin, containing salt or fresh water, or mud.
  
(n.)
A leaf of gold or silver.
  
(n.)
A closed vessel for boiling or evaporating. See Vacuum pan, under Vacuum.
  

Alt. of Panto-
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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pan
\pan\, v. i.
1. (mining) to yield gold in, or as in, the process of panning; -- usually with out; as, the gravel panned out richly.
2. to turn out (profitably or unprofitably); to result; to develop; as, the investigation, or the speculation, panned out poorly. [slang, u. s.]
pan
\pan\ (?), n. [l., fr. gr. &?;.] (gr. myth.) the god of shepherds, guardian of bees, and patron of fishing and hunting. he is usually represented as having the head and trunk of a man, with the legs, horns, and tail of a goat, and as playing on the shepherd's pipe, which he is said to have invented.
pan
\pan\, n. [oe. panne, as. panne; cf. d. pan, g. pfanne, ohg. pfanna, icel., sw., ll., & ir. panna, of uncertain origin; cf. l. patina, e. paten.] 1. a shallow, open dish or vessel, usually of metal, employed for many domestic uses, as for setting milk for cream, for frying or baking food, etc.; also employed for various uses in manufacturing. "a bowl or a pan."
2. (manuf.) a closed vessel for boiling or evaporating. see vacuum pan, under vacuum.
3. the part of a flintlock which holds the priming.
4. the skull, considered as a vessel containing the brain; the upper part of the head; the brainpan; the cranium.
5. (c&?;rp.) a recess, or bed, for the leaf of a hinge.
6. the hard stratum of earth that lies below the soil. see hard pan, under hard.
7. a natural basin, containing salt or fresh water, or mud.


  similar words(15) 



 pan- 
 tin pan alley 
 to flash in the pan 
 pan troglodytes verus 
 flash in the pan 
 warming pan 
 dripping pan 
 vacuum pan 
 ish-pan 
 to savor of the pan 
 pan-telegraph 
 fire pan 
 salt pan 
 hard pan 
 brine pan 
The Phrase Finder
Meaning
Wasted and unrecoverable.
Origin
The pan is the lavatory pan.
Meaning
Something which disappoints by being over too quickly.
Origin
Muskets used to have small pans to hold the gunpowder fuse. If that flared up without firing the gun that would be a 'flash in the pan'.
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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
oighean m., scilléad
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Pan = n. a pan, a bowl, a cup, n. down. fur; nap; fulling, adv. when, whence, since
Efydden = n. a copper pan
Padell = n. pan
Padellan, Padellig = n. a little pan
Anagram
   nap
Australian Slang
something which begins promisingly but has no lasting significance
1. man; 2. one's man or boyfriend; 3. old man, husband (rhyming slang)
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. (Greek mythology) god of fields and woods and shepherds and flocks; represented as a man with goat's legs and horns and ears; identified with Roman Sylvanus or Faunus
(synonym) the goat god
(hypernym) Greek deity
(classification) Greek mythology
2. chimpanzees; more closely related to Australopithecus than to other pongids
(synonym) genus Pan
(hypernym) mammal genus
(member-holonym) Pongidae, family Pongidae
(member-meronym) chimpanzee, chimp, Pan troglodytes

Noun
1. cooking utensil consisting of a wide metal vessel
(synonym) cooking pan
(hypernym) cooking utensil, cookware
(hyponym) dripping pan, drip pan
2. shallow container made of metal
(hypernym) container
(hyponym) bain-marie
(part-meronym) panhandle
(derivation) pan out, pan off

Verb
1. make a sweeping movement; "The camera panned across the room"
(hypernym) travel, go, move, locomote
2. wash dirt in a pan to separate out the precious minerals
(synonym) pan out, pan off
(hypernym) wash
3. express a totally negative opinion of; "The critics panned the performance"
(synonym) tear apart, trash
(hypernym) disparage, belittle, pick at
Pan Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Company Info: Ticker, Name, Description
Pan American Silver Corp.
Exchange: Nasdaq
Explores for, acquires, develops and mines silver properties, primarily in the americas and the russian federation.
PAN AMERICAN BK L A CA
Exchange: OTCBB
Not Available
PAN PACIFIC RETAIL PROP
Exchange: NYSE
Not Available
Pan Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
UK Post Codes and Counties
County:  Orkney Islands
Post Code: KW16
Military Abbreviations
Panama
Pan Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Agricultural Glossary/yigini2004
—A hardened and/or cemented horizon in or below the soil profile.
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
A thin stamped cover that is bolted to the bottom of the crankcase , it forms a sump for the engine oil and keeps dirt, etc. from entering the engine. Also see oil pan .
Oceanographic, Meteorologal & Climatologal abbreviations and acronyms
PeroxyAcetyl Nitrate
Country Data Codes
Panama (ISO 3166)
Pan Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Computer Abbreviations v1.5
Chromeleon Control Panel
CorelDraw Printer-specific File
The Panorama Factory Project (versions lower than 2.0, higher use .PFP)
Infinite Pictures, Inc. iMove Viewer
SmoothMove Pan Viewer
9300+ Computer Acronyms
Personal Account Number
Multimedia Glossary
1) in video and film, to rotate the camera horizontally; 2)in computer graphics, to move in a specified direction along the plane of an image, maintaining the same scale and orientation; 3) in a MIDI (computerized music) system, a controller that shifts the position of a voice between the right and left stereo channels
Digital Video (DV) & video edit terms / Eng2Eng v1.0 (web compilation)
To rotate the camera left and right around the camera’s vertical axis.
When used in reference to video, it is the sweeping movement of a camera across a scene or the appearance of such movement in a video as created by EditDV's PZR filter.
Electronic Music Glossary
Refers to moving an audio signal left or right in the stereo spectrum. Also called the balance control. All stereo audio mixers have panning, and most software sequencers allow you to set and change panning.
Pan Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Pan and panning can have many meanings as listed below in various categories.

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Pan Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
maritime&shipping&trade
Panama
Olympic Games Glossary - A Babylon Glossary
Country code for: Panama
Full list of Country Codes .
The information in this glossary is based on Wikipedia’s material on the Olympic Games, and has been additionally edited by Babylon. A list of Wikipedia authors on the Olympic Games can be found here. This glossary is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
Pan Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
(1) A basin or depression in the earth, often containing mud or water. (2) A natural or artificial basin used to obtain salt by evaporating brine. Also referred to as Hardpan.
Pan Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
Guitar Glossary
An acronym for Performing Artists Network, an information network that offers a subscription and allows you access to the PAN bulletin board information system.
Copyright © 1996-2006 Guitar Nine Records All Rights Reserved.
film and video
A horizontal movement of a camera on a fixed axis.
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
sunil (cooking); lerakhovau-solek-tin (geol.)
The Daily Script Glossary
Camera movement involving the camera turning on a stationary axis. Imagine standing in one spot on a cliff in Hawaii. You want to absorb the view so you, without moving your body or feet, turn your head from the left to the right. This is the same effect as a pan.
See Also: Swish Pan
Pan Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
a vessel of metal or earthenware used in culinary operations; a cooking-pan or frying-pan frequently referred to in the Old Testament (Lev. 2:5; 6:21; Num. 11:8; 1 Sam. 2:14, etc.). The "ash-pans" mentioned in Ex. 27:3 were made of copper, and were used in connection with the altar of burnt-offering. The "iron pan" mentioned in Ezek. 4:3 (marg., "flat plate " or "slice") was probably a mere plate of iron used for baking. The "fire-pans" of Ex. 27:3 were fire-shovels used for taking up coals. The same Hebrew word is rendered "snuff-dishes" (25:38; 37:23) and "censers" (Lev. 10:1; 16:12; Num. 4:14, etc.). These were probably simply metal vessels employed for carrying burning embers from the brazen altar to the altar of incense. The "frying-pan" mentioned in Lev. 2:7; 7:9 was a pot for boiling.
Smith's Bible Dictionary

Of the six words so rendered in the Authorized Version, two seem to imply a shallow pan or plate, such as is used by the Bedouine and Syrians for baking or dressing rapidly their cakes of meal, such as were used in legal oblations; the others, a deeper vessel or caldron for boiling meat, placed during the process on three stones.
  
Smith's Bible Dictionary (1884) , by William Smith. About
Rakefet
Pan (Greek) [from pa to feed, or pan all] Arcadian pastoral deity originally representing nature as a whole, about in later usage meaning the forms of terrestrial creative forces. In historical times, Pan was the local god of a pastoral people, venerated as giver of fertility to flocks and pastures; as guide to travelers; as healer, revealing medicine in dreams; as patron of song, music, and dance, as shown by the syrinx or pan pipes. Sometimes the name becomes generic, and in the plural becomes the Latin fauni. He was associated with the Roman god Faunus, and also Iunus.