Definitions of pan

  1. To join or fit together; to unite.
  2. To separate, as gold, from dirt or sand, by washing in a kind of pan.
  3. To yield gold in, or as in, the process of panning; - usually with out; as, the gravel panned out richly.
  4. Colloquially, to yield a result; as, the trip panned out well.
  5. Panning.
  6. cooking utensil consisting of a wide metal vessel
  7. chimpanzees; more closely related to Australopithecus than to other pongids
  8. shallow container made of metal
  9. ( 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
  10. The distance comprised between the angle of the epaule and the flanked angle.
  11. A leaf of gold or silver.
  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. The betel leaf; also, the masticatory made of the betel leaf, etc. See etel.
  21. A broad shallow vessel used in cooking, etc.; a vessel used for washing out gold, tin, etc., in mining.
  22. A broad shallow vessel for domestic use: the part of a firelock which holds the priming.
  23. Broad shallow vessel; part of a gun- lock which holds the priming.
  24. A wide shallow vessel, as for cooking.
  25. A combining form signifying all; used before English proper adjectives; as, Pan - American.
  26. A broad, shallow vessel; the part of a firearm which holds the priming.
  27. The old forest and shepherd god of the Arcadian mountains, half man, half goat, and fond of music.
  28. 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.
  29. In anc. myth., the god of shepherds, in the form of half goat and half man.
  30. A prefix, with its forms.
  31. Panned.