Pan meaning

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Pan is defined as all.

An example of pan is panhuman which refers to all of humanity.

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To wash gravel in a pan, searching for gold.
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The definition of a pan is a container used for cooking. It can also refer to a certain amount of an item which a pan will hold.

An example of a pan is a cooking pot used for frying eggs.

An example of a pan is a cooking pot full of water.

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To pan is to criticize someone harshly or to movie a video camera back and forth.

An example of pan is when a movie critic gives a movie two thumbs down.

An example of pan is when you are filming a movie and you move the video camera from side to side to capture the whole screen.

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A shallow, wide, open container, usually of metal and without a lid, used for holding liquids, cooking, and other domestic purposes.
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A vessel similar in form to a pan, especially:
  • An open metal dish used to separate gold or other metal from gravel or waste by washing.
  • Either of the receptacles on a balance or pair of scales.
  • A vessel used for boiling and evaporating liquids.
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A freely floating piece of ice that has broken off a larger floe.
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The small cavity in the lock of a flintlock used to hold powder.
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A steel drum.
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The face.
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Severe criticism, especially a negative review.

Gave the film a pan.

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To wash (gravel, for example) in a pan for gold or other precious metal.
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To cook (food) in a pan.

Panned the fish right after catching it.

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To criticize or review harshly.
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To wash gravel, sand, or other sediment in a pan.
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To yield gold as a result of washing in a pan.
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To pivot a movie camera along a horizontal plane in order to follow an object or create a panoramic effect.
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To pivot (a movie camera) in a specified direction.
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A pivoting movement of a movie camera.
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The god of woods, fields, and flocks, having a human torso and head with a goat's legs, horns, and ears.
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Peroxyacetyl nitrate.
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Panama.
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Panamanian.
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All.

Panorama.

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Involving all of or the union of a specified group.

Pan-Hellenic.

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General; whole.

Panleukopenia.

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Any of many kinds of containers, usually broad, shallow, without a cover, and made of metal, used for domestic purposes.

A frying pan, saucepan, dishpan.

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Any object or part shaped like a pan.
  • 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.
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The amount a pan will hold.
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Any area suggestive of a pan; esp., a hollow, natural or artificial depression in the ground.
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A layer of hard soil, impervious to water; hardpan.
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A small ice floe.
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The part of a flintlock gun that holds the firing powder.
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A face.
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To cook in a pan.
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To criticize unfavorably, as in reviewing.

To pan a play.

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To yield gold in this process.
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A leaf of the betel pepper.
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A mixture of chopped betel nut, lime, and spices, wrapped in this leaf and chewed as a mild stimulant.
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To rotate (a camera) horizontally, as to get a panoramic effect or follow a moving object.
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The act of panning.
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A shot that is panned.
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A god of fields, forests, wild animals, flocks, and shepherds, represented as having the legs (and, often, horns and ears) of a goat: identified with the Roman Faunus.
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Panama.
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Peroxyacetyl nitrate.
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All.

Panchromatic, pantheism.

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Whole, general; of all or many parts.

Panarteritis.

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(1) To move a video or film camera horizontally across a scene. A horizontal scroll bar on an application window provides the same type of movement. See pan & scan, Ken Burns effect and PTZ.
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A wireless personal area network (WPAN). See WPAN.
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A wide, flat receptacle used around the house, especially for cooking.
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The contents of such a receptacle.
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A cylindrical receptacle about as tall as it is wide, with one long handle, usually made of metal, used for cooking in the home.
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(Ireland) A deep plastic receptacle, used for washing or food preparation. A basin.
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A wide receptacle in which gold grains are separated from gravel by washing the contents with water.
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(geography) A specific type of lake, natural depression or basin. They are sometimes associated with desert areas.
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Strong adverse criticism.
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A loaf of bread.
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The base part of a toilet, consisting of a bowl and a footing.
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(slang) A human face, a mug.
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(roofing) The bottom flat part of a roofing panel that is between the ribs of the panel.
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A closed vessel for boiling or evaporating as part of manufacture; a vacuum pan.
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The part of a flintlock that holds the priming.
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The skull, considered as a vessel containing the brain; the brain-pan.

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(carpentry) A recess, or bed, for the leaf of a hinge.
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The hard stratum of earth that lies below the soil; hardpan.
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To wash in a pan (of earth, sand etc. when searching for gold).
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To disparage; to belittle; to put down; to criticise severely.
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(intransitive) With "out" (to pan out), to turn out well; to be successful.
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(informal, of a contest) To beat one's opposition convincingly.
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To turn horizontally (of a camera etc.)
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(intransitive, photography) To move the camera lens angle while continuing to expose the film, enabling a contiguous view and enrichment of context. In still-photography large-group portraits the film usually remains on a horizontal fixed plane as the lens and/or the film holder moves to expose the film laterally. The resulting image may extend a short distance laterally or as great as 360 degrees from the point where the film first began to be exposed.
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Alternative form of paan.
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To join or fit together; to unite.

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(fortifications) The distance comprised between the angle of the epaule and the flanked angle.
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A leaf of gold or silver.
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(slang) Pansexual.
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A combining form meaning "all", used in the formation of compound words, particularly those that identify collections of all places in a region, cultures within a group, or religions.
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Alternative spelling of paean.
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pan out
  • To yield gold, as gravel, a mine, etc.
  • To turn out (as specified); transpire; esp., to turn out well; succeed.
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Origin of pan

  • < Gr pan, neut. of pas, all, every, universal < IE base *eu-, a swelling, arch > L cavus, hollow

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old English panne from West Germanic panna probably from Vulgar Latin patna from Latin patina shallow pan, platter from Greek patanē petə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Greek from pan neuter of pās pant- all pant- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Latin Pān from Greek

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Short for panorama or panoramic

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English panne, from Proto-Germanic *pannōn. Cognate with Dutch pan, German Pfanne.

    From Wiktionary

  • Compare French pan (“skirt, lappet"), Latin pannus (“a cloth, rag").

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  • From Ancient Greek πᾶν (pan), neuter form of πᾶς (pas, “all, every”)

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  • From a clipped form of panorama.

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  • From pansexual by shortening.

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  • Old English. See pane.

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