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Pan

10 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pan \Pan\, verb (used with an object) & i. (Cinematography) To scan (a movie camera), usu. in a horizontal direction, to obtain a panoramic effect; also, to move the camera so as to keep the subject in view. [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pan- \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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pan \Pan\, noun [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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pan \Pan\, verb (used with an object) & 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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pan \Pan\, noun [Hind. p[=a]n, Skr. parna leaf.] The betel leaf; also, the masticatory made of the betel leaf, etc. See {Betel}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pan \Pan\, prop. 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 (also called the pipes of Pan), which he is said to have invented.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pan \Pan\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Panned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Panning}.]

1. (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.

2. To criticise (a drama or literary work) harshly. [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pan \Pan\, noun [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. (Carp.) 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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pan \Pan\, verb (used without an object)

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.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

pan

noun

1: cooking utensil consisting of a wide metal vessel [syn: {pan}, {cooking pan}]

2: (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 [syn: {Pan}, {goat god}]

3: shallow container made of metal

4: chimpanzees; more closely related to Australopithecus than to other pongids [syn: {Pan}, {genus Pan}]

verb

1: make a sweeping movement; "The camera panned across the room"

2: wash dirt in a pan to separate out the precious minerals [syn: {pan}, {pan out}, {pan off}]

3: express a totally negative opinion of; "The critics panned the performance" [syn: {pan}, {tear apart}, {trash}]


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