Definitions for: Pan


[n] chimpanzees; more closely related to Australopithecus than to other pongids
[n] shallow container made of metal
[n] cooking utensil consisting of a wide metal vessel
[n] (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
[v] express a totally negative opinion of; "The critics panned the performance"
[v] wash dirt in a pan to separate out the precious minerals
[v] make a sweeping movement; "The camera panned across the room"



Webster (1913) Definition: Pan-, Panta- Pan"ta-, Panto- Pan"to- [Gr. ?, m.,
?,neut., gen. ?, all.]
Combining forms signifying all, every; as, panorama,
pantheism, pantagraph, pantograph. Pan- becomes pam- before b
or p, as pamprodactylous.


Pan, n. [OE. See 2d Pane.]
1. A part; a portion.

2. (Fort.) The distance comprised between the angle of the
epaule and the flanked angle.

3. [Perh. a different word.] A leaf of gold or silver.


Pan, v. t. & i. [Cf. F. pan skirt, lappet, L. pannus a
cloth, rag, W. panu to fur, to full.]
To join or fit together; to unite. [Obs.] --Halliwell.


Pan, n. [Hind. p[=a]n, Skr. parna leaf.]
The betel leaf; also, the masticatory made of the betel leaf,
etc. See ?etel.


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, 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.'' --Chaucer.

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.
--Chaucer.

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.

Flash in the pan. See under Flash.

To savor of the pan, to suggest the process of cooking or
burning; in a theological sense, to be heretical.
--Ridley. Southey.


Pan, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Panned; p. pr. & vb. n.
Panning.] (Mining)
To separate, as gold, from dirt or sand, by washing in a kind
of pan. [U. S.]

We . . . witnessed the process of cleaning up and
panning out, which is the last process of separating
the pure gold from the fine dirt and black sand. --Gen.
W. T. Sherman.


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.]

Synonyms: cooking pan, genus Pan, pan off, pan out, tear apart, the goat god, trash

See Also: bain-marie, belittle, bonobo, chimp, chimpanzee, container, cooking utensil, cookware, dishpan, disparage, drip pan, dripping pan, family Pongidae, frying pan, frypan, go, Greek deity, locomote, mammal genus, move, omelet pan, omelette pan, Pan paniscus, Pan troglodytes, panhandle, pannikin, patty-pan, pick at, Pongidae, pygmy chimpanzee, roaster, saucepan, skillet, travel, warming pan, wash, wok

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