- Present participle of pan.
- The act of one who pans, as for gold.
- Material that has been panned.
- (audio) The act by which a sound is panned.
- The new console supports pannings and fades.
Variant of pan
- any of many kinds of containers, usually broad, shallow, without a cover, and made of metal, used for domestic purposes: often in combination: a frying pan, saucepan, dishpan
- any object or part shaped like a pan; specif.,
- ☆ an open container for washing out gold, tin, etc. from gravel or the like, in mining
- either receptacle in a pair of scales
- a container for heating, evaporating, etc.
- the amount a pan will hold
- any area suggestive of a pan; esp., a hollow, natural or artificial depression in the ground
- a layer of hard soil, impervious to water; hardpan
- a small ice floe
- the part of a flintlock gun that holds the firing powder
- ☆ Slang a face
Origin of panMiddle English panne ; from Old English akin to German pfanne, early Germanic loanword ; from Vulgar Latin panna, probably ; from Classical Latin patina, a pan: see patella
transitive verbpanned, panning
- to cook in a pan
- ☆ Informal to criticize unfavorably, as in reviewing: to pan a play
- ☆ Mining
- to wash (gravel, etc.) in a pan, as for separating gold
- to separate (gold, etc.) from gravel by washing it in a pan
- ☆ to wash gravel in a pan, searching for gold
- ☆ to yield gold in this process
- Mining to yield gold, as gravel, a mine, etc.
- Informal to turn out (as specified); transpire; esp., to turn out well; succeed
put on the pan☆
to criticize severely