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Definitions of pan

  1. cooking utensil consisting of a wide metal vessel
  2. chimpanzees; more closely related to Australopithecus than to other pongids
  3. make a sweeping movement; " The camera panned across the room"
  4. shallow container made of metal
  5. ( 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
  6. express a totally negative opinion of; " The critics panned the performance"
  7. wash dirt in a pan to separate out the precious minerals
  8. A part; a portion.
  9. The distance comprised between the angle of the epaule and the flanked angle.
  10. A leaf of gold or silver.
  11. To join or fit together; to unite.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. A closed vessel for boiling or evaporating. See Vacuum pan, under Vacuum.
  15. The part of a flintlock which holds the priming.
  16. The skull, considered as a vessel containing the brain; the upper part of the head; the brainpan; the cranium.
  17. A recess, or bed, for the leaf of a hinge.
  18. The hard stratum of earth that lies below the soil. See Hard pan, under Hard.
  19. A natural basin, containing salt or fresh water, or mud.
  20. To separate, as gold, from dirt or sand, by washing in a kind of pan.
  21. To turn out ( profitably or unprofitably); to result; to develop; as, the investigation, or the speculation, panned out poorly.
  22. Alt. of Panto-
  23. The betel leaf; also, the masticatory made of the betel leaf, etc. See etel.
  24. To yield gold in, or as in, the process of panning; - usually with out; as, the gravel panned out richly.
  25. A broad shallow vessel used in cooking, etc.; a vessel used for washing out gold, tin, etc., in mining.
  26. Panned.
  27. Panning.
  28. Colloquially, to yield a result; as, the trip panned out well.
  29. A prefix to words derived from Greek roots, implying all, entire.
  30. Prefix signifying all.
  31. A broad shallow vessel for domestic use: the part of a firelock which holds the priming.
  32. Broad shallow vessel; part of a gun- lock which holds the priming.
  33. A wide shallow vessel, as for cooking.
  34. A combining form signifying all; used before English proper adjectives; as, Pan - American.
  35. A broad, shallow vessel; the part of a firearm which holds the priming.
  36. The old forest and shepherd god of the Arcadian mountains, half man, half goat, and fond of music.
  37. A broad and generally shallow vessel for domestic use; the part of a gun- lock, now disused, which holds the priming; the hard stratum of earth lying below the soil.
  38. In anc. myth., the god of shepherds, in the form of half goat and half man.
  39. A prefix, with its forms.
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Usage examples for pan

  1. If it doesn't pan out in that time,- well, we can always close, can't we?" – Green Fancy by George Barr McCutcheon
  2. Tartaglia had previously propounded the same puzzle with the condition that the weights may only be placed in one pan. – Amusements in Mathematics by Henry Ernest Dudeney
  3. How came you to suspect that at the bottom of the pan to be poison? – Trial-of-Mary-Blandy by Roughead, William
  4. However, I dare say it's only a flash in the pan, and she'll be off after somebody else. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  5. De bac'n is ready ter burn up and I 'low that there pan er baby bis'it is done to a turn. – Molly Brown's Orchard Home by Nell Speed
  6. Put all together in a pan and tie up closely. – Young's Demonstrative Translation of Scientific Secrets by Daniel Young
  7. It is highly probable that Mr. Jones and his men saw about all the buffaloes now living in the Pan- handle country, and it therefore seems quite certain that not over twenty- five individuals remain. – The Extermination of the American Bison by William T. Hornaday
  8. Going forth in search of these, he managed to get his pan full of them. – Lost in the Fog by James De Mille
  9. On one boat was a kind of wooden crane, holding a hanging pan. – Out of the Triangle by Mary E. Bamford
  10. But it has nothing to do with Pan. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  11. The trip will pan out well and Barry Tuxford will be satisfied. – The Second String by Nat Gould
  12. What did ye do wid de pan? – Colonel Carter's Christmas and The Romance of an Old-Fashioned Gentleman by F. Hopkinson Smith
  13. This I promised, and she took me along with her, and showed me a dark room with a thick iron door, and within it an oven and a large brass pan upon it, with a cover of the same and a lock to it. – Life in the Grey Nunnery at Montreal by Sarah J Richardson
  14. It would drag along a large sweeping- brush, or a warming- pan, grasping the handle with its teeth, so that the load came over its shoulder; it then advanced in an oblique direction, till it arrived at the point where it wished to place it. – Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
  15. Nor was it a flash in the pan. – Our Nervous Friends Illustrating the Mastery of Nervousness by Robert S. Carroll
  16. I swung my rifle to my cheek; it flashed in the pan; the brute set his horse at a gallop, and, leaning forward, deliberately shot at the unarmed peddler. – Cardigan by Robert W. Chambers
  17. My head was like a ringing pan. – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  18. Under an old pan on a shelf she found both herbs and powder. – When Valmond Came to Pontiac, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 15, 2009
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