1 cooking utensil consisting of a wide metal vessel [syn: 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: the goat god]
3 shallow container made of metal
4 chimpanzees; more closely related to Australopithecus than to other pongids [syn: genus Pan]
1 make a sweeping movement; "The camera panned across the room"
3 express a totally negative opinion of; "The critics panned the performance" [syn: tear apart, trash] [also: panning, panned]
- Rhymes: -æn
- A wide, flat receptacle used around the house, especially for cooking or frying.
- The contents of such a dish.
- A cylindrical receptacle about as tall as it is wide, with one long handle, usually made of metal, used for cooking in the home.
- A wide receptacle in which gold grains are separated from gravel by washing the contents with water.
- a specific type of lake, natural depression or basin. They are sometimes associated with desert areas.
- Strong criticism.
- A loaf of bread.
- The base part of a toilet, consisting of a bowl and a footing. http://www.caroma.com.au/products/index.html
- A face.
flat vessel used for frying
contents of a pan
- Finnish: pannullinen
cylindrical receptacle with one long handle
- Finnish: kasari
wide receptacle used in gold washing
- Finnish: vaskooli
geography: type of lake, natural depression or basin
- Finnish: hauta
- Finnish: murska-arvostelu, lyttäys
loaf of bread
base part of a toilet
- Finnish: allas
- Finnish: lätty
to wash in a pan
- Finnish: vaskata
to criticise severely
- Finnish: lytätä
Etymology 2From a clipped form of panorama.
to turn horizontally
- Finnish: kiertää
- Swedish: panorera
Etymology 1From pannus.
Usage notesEnglish transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.
- /pan/, /pan/
Pan and panning can have many meanings as listed below in various categories. Pan- as a prefix is derived from the Greek παν which means 'of everything', 'all' or 'involving all members' of a group.
Cooking, food and drink
- Pan, short for steelpan, an acoustic instrument
- Pan (The Blue Hearts), an album by the Japanese band The Blue Hearts
- Pan, a Filipino rock band; see Yano
- Pan, an opera by Carl Venth
- Pan pipes, a musical instrument
- Panning (audio), placement of a sound source in a stereo field
- Pan's People, a British dance troupe on Top of the pops
- PAN, an abbreviation of Polish Academy of Science
- Pan, a genus of apes composed of the Common Chimpanzee and the Bonobo
- Pan (geology), a shallow depression holding a playa, salt lake or related feature
- 4450 Pan, an asteroid
- Pan crater, on Jupiter's moon Amalthea
- Pan (moon), a moon of Saturn
- "Pan-" (formal) and "pan-" (informal), hyphenated prefixes recommended in the draft PhyloCode for names of total groups
- Pan, an informal name for the moon Jupiter XI (now Carme) from 1955 to 1975
Electronics and photography
- Panning (camera), a movement of a film or video camera (rotating on a vertical axis)
- Pan and scan, technique for reproducing wide-screen films on narrow TV screens.
- Panning (antenna systems), in antenna systems, successively changing the azimuth of a beam of radio-frequency energy over the elements of a given horizontal region.
- Panning (audio), the spread of a monaural signal in a stereo or multi-channel sound field.
- Panchromatic black-and-white film.
Religion and Mythology
- Peter Pan, a character in a novel by James Barrie
- Pan (Dragon Ball), a fictional character from the anime, Dragon Ball Z
- Pan (novel), by Knut Hamsun
- Pan an arts and literary review (magazine)
- Pan Books, a publishing imprint of Macmillan Publishers
- Pan's Labyrinth, a film by Guillermo Del Toro
- Pan'' (film), a 1922 Norwegian film
- Pan (game), a Jackie Chan originated game
- Pan (newsreader), newsreader software for Usenet
- Pan, Greece, a village in north-west Arcadia
- Pan Club Copenhagen, Club in Copenhagen for homosexual people
- Pan (surname), Chinese family name (潘 or 盤)
- Pan, WC bowl.
- Pan, also spelled Paan, a North Indian term for Betel, often mixed with tobacco and Lime for chewing
- Pan-pan, a radio distress call
- Panning for gold, a simple placer mining technique
- Pan or Panguingue, a gambling card game
AcronymThe acronym PAN can refer to:
- The ISO 639-3 code for the Punjabi language
- Personal area network, a computer network used close to one person
- Protected Area Network, a network of national parks in the remaining wilderness areas of Europe
- Permanent account number, India's national identification number for taxpayers
- Primary Account Number, another name for a credit card number
- Polyacrylonitrile, polymer
- 1-(2-Pyridylazo)-2-naphthol, a chemical indicator often used for determining manganese
- Peroxyacyl nitrates, irritants found in smog
- Polyarteritis nodosa, a vasculitic condition
- Protect Arizona Now, a political committee behind Arizona Proposition 200 (2004)
- Planning Advice Note, Town Planning guidance, Produced By the Scottish Executive used in conjunction with the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act
- Panama's official ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 abbreviation
- The Polish Academy of Sciences (Polish: Polska Akademia Nauk, abbreviated PAN)
- Presbyterians Aiding Nicaraguans
- Proto-Austronesian language
- Public Address Network, a new media collective with a daily vlog
- Unidentified Aerospace Phenomenon in French i.e. Phénomène aérospatial non identifié
Names of political parties
- National Action Party (El Salvador) (Partido Acción Nacional) of El Salvador
- National Action Party (Mexico) (Partido Acción Nacional) of Mexico
- National Advancement Party (Partido de Avanzada Nacional) of Guatemala
- National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional) of Indonesia
- Party of the Nation's Retirees (Partido dos Aposentados da Nação) of Brazil
- Nutrition Assistance for Puerto Rico (Programa de Asistencia Nutricional), a United States Federal assistance program for nutritional needs of impoverished families in Puerto Rico
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pan in Norwegian Nynorsk: Pan (fleirtyding)
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pan in Lithuanian: Panas
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pan in Romanian: Pan (dezambiguizare)
pan in Russian: Пан
pan in Simple English: Pan
pan in Turkish: Pan
pan in Finnish: Pan (täsmennyssivu)
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