Definition of Pan

1. Noun. Cooking utensil consisting of a wide metal vessel.

2. Verb. Make a sweeping movement. "The camera panned across the room"
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel

3. Noun. (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.
Exact synonyms: Goat God
Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Greek Deity

4. Verb. Wash dirt in a pan to separate out the precious minerals.
Exact synonyms: Pan Off, Pan Out
Generic synonyms: Wash

5. Noun. Shallow container made of metal.
Specialized synonyms: Bain-marie, Dishpan, Drip Pan, Pannikin, Warming Pan
Generic synonyms: Container
Terms within: Panhandle

6. Verb. Express a totally negative opinion of. "Sam and Sue pan the movie "; "The critics panned the performance"
Exact synonyms: Tear Apart, Trash
Generic synonyms: Belittle, Disparage, Pick At

7. Noun. Chimpanzees; more closely related to Australopithecus than to other pongids.
Exact synonyms: Genus Pan
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Pongidae, Pongidae
Member holonyms: Chimp, Chimpanzee, Pan Troglodytes, Bonobo, Pan Paniscus, Pygmy Chimpanzee

Definition of Pan

1. n. A part; a portion.

2. v. t. & i. To join or fit together; to unite.

3. n. The betel leaf; also, the masticatory made of the betel leaf, etc. See &?;etel.

4. n. 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.

5. n. 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.

6. v. t. To separate, as gold, from dirt or sand, by washing in a kind of pan.

7. v. i. To yield gold in, or as in, the process of panning; -- usually with out; as, the gravel panned out richly.

Definition of Pan

1. Acronym. (acronym of primary account number) ¹

2. Acronym. (acronym of personal area network) ¹

3. Initialism. (organic compounds) polyacrylonitrile ¹

4. Initialism. (organic compounds) peroxyacetylnitrate or peroxyacetyl nitrate ¹

5. Proper noun. (Greek god) Greek god of nature, often visualized as half goat and half man playing pipes. ¹

6. Proper noun. (astronomy) A moon of the planet Saturn. ¹

7. Noun. A wide, flat receptacle used around the house, especially for cooking ¹

8. Noun. The contents of such a receptacle ¹

9. Noun. A cylindrical receptacle about as tall as it is wide, with one long handle, usually made of metal, used for cooking in the home ¹

10. Noun. A wide receptacle in which gold grains are separated from gravel by washing the contents with water ¹

11. Noun. (geography) a specific type of lake, natural depression or basin. They are sometimes associated with desert areas ¹

12. Noun. Strong adverse criticism ¹

13. Noun. A loaf of bread ¹

14. Noun. The base part of a toilet, consisting of a bowl and a footing ¹

15. Noun. (slang) A human face, a mug ¹

16. Noun. (roofing) The bottom flat part of a roofing panel that is between the ribs of the panel ¹

17. Verb. (transitive) To wash in a pan (of earth, sand etc. when searching for gold). ¹

18. Verb. (transitive) To disparage; to belittle; to put down; to criticise severely. ¹

19. Verb. (intransitive) With "out" (to pan out), to turn out well; to be successful. ¹

20. Verb. (transitive informal of a contest) To beat one's opposition convincingly. ¹

21. Verb. to turn horizontally (of a camera etc.) ¹

22. Verb. (intransitive) (photography) to move the camera lens angle while continuing to expose the film, enabling a contiguous view and enrichment of context. In still-photography large-group portraits the film usually remains on a horizontal fixed plane as the lens and/or the film holder moves to expose the film laterally. The resulting image may extend a short distance laterally or as great as 360 degrees from the point where the film first began to be exposed. ¹

¹ Source:

Definition of Pan

1. to criticize harshly [v PANNED, PANNING, PANS]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pan


Other Resources:

Search for Pan on!Search for Pan on!Search for Pan on Google!Search for Pan on Wikipedia!