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. To cook or wash in a shallow vessel; as, to pan oysters; to pan gravel for gold.
  27. Panned.
  28. Panning.
  29. Colloquially, to yield a result; as, the trip panned out well.
  30. A prefix to words derived from Greek roots, implying all, entire.
  31. Prefix signifying all.
  32. A broad shallow vessel for domestic use: the part of a firelock which holds the priming.
  33. Broad shallow vessel; part of a gun- lock which holds the priming.
  34. A wide shallow vessel, as for cooking.
  35. A combining form signifying all; used before English proper adjectives; as, Pan - American.
  36. A broad, shallow vessel; the part of a firearm which holds the priming.
  37. The old forest and shepherd god of the Arcadian mountains, half man, half goat, and fond of music.
  38. 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.
  39. In anc. myth., the god of shepherds, in the form of half goat and half man.
  40. A prefix, with its forms.

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. Nor was it a flash in the pan – Our Nervous Friends Illustrating the Mastery of Nervousness by Robert S. Carroll
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. The trip will pan out well and Barry Tuxford will be satisfied. – The Second String by Nat Gould
  6. What did ye do wid de pan – Colonel Carter's Christmas and The Romance of an Old-Fashioned Gentleman by F. Hopkinson Smith
  7. Put all together in a pan and tie up closely. – Young's Demonstrative Translation of Scientific Secrets by Daniel Young
  8. The fires not much of a relief from the frying pan –  by
  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. 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
  12. 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
  13. How came you to suspect that at the bottom of the pan to be poison? – Trial-of-Mary-Blandy by Roughead, William
  14. We newspaper men have them, you know, and once in a while they pan out. – The Gray Phantom's Return by Herman Landon
  15. 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
  16. Going forth in search of these, he managed to get his pan full of them. – Lost in the Fog by James De Mille
  17. 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
  18. My head was like a ringing pan – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  19. 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
  20. 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