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Meaning of PAN

Pronunciation:  pan, pan

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  chimpanzees; more closely related to Australopithecus than to other pongids
  2. [n]  shallow container made of metal
  3. [n]  cooking utensil consisting of a wide metal vessel
  4. [n]  (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
  5. [v]  express a totally negative opinion of; "The critics panned the performance"
  6. [v]  wash dirt in a pan to separate out the precious minerals
  7. [v]  make a sweeping movement; "The camera panned across the room"

PAN is a 3 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: cooking pan, genus Pan, pan off, pan out, tear apart, the goat god, trash
 See Also: bain-marie, belittle, bonobo, chimp, chimpanzee, container, cooking utensil, cookware, dishpan, disparage, drip pan, dripping pan, family Pongidae, frying pan, frypan, go, Greek deity, locomote, mammal genus, move, omelet pan, omelette pan, Pan paniscus, Pan troglodytes, panhandle, pannikin, patty-pan, pick at, Pongidae, pygmy chimpanzee, roaster, saucepan, skillet, travel, warming pan, wash, wok



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pan-\, Panta- \Pan"ta-\, Panto- \Pan"to-\ [Gr. ?, m.,
    ?,neut., gen. ?, all.]
    Combining forms signifying all, every; as, panorama,
    pantheism, pantagraph, pantograph. Pan- becomes pam- before b
    or p, as pamprodactylous.
  2. \Pan\, n. [OE. See 2d {Pane}.]
    1. A part; a portion.
    2. (Fort.) The distance comprised between the angle of the
       epaule and the flanked angle.
    3. [Perh. a different word.] A leaf of gold or silver.
  3. \Pan\, v. t. & i. [Cf. F. pan skirt, lappet, L. pannus a
    cloth, rag, W. panu to fur, to full.]
    To join or fit together; to unite. [Obs.] --Halliwell.
  4. \Pan\, n. [Hind. p[=a]n, Skr. parna leaf.]
    The betel leaf; also, the masticatory made of the betel leaf,
    etc. See {?etel}.
  5. \Pan\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?.] (Gr. Myth.)
    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
  6. \Pan\, n. [OE. panne, AS. panne; cf. D. pan, G. pfanne, OHG.
    pfanna, Icel., Sw., LL., & Ir. panna, of uncertain origin;
    cf. L. patina, E. paten.]
    1. 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. ``A bowl or a pan.'' --Chaucer.
    2. (Manuf.) A closed vessel for boiling or evaporating. See
       {Vacuum pan}, under {Vacuum}.
    3. The part of a flintlock which holds the priming.
    4. The skull, considered as a vessel containing the brain;
       the upper part of the head; the brainpan; the cranium.
    5. (C?rp.) A recess, or bed, for the leaf of a hinge.
    6. The hard stratum of earth that lies below the soil. See
       {Hard pan}, under {Hard}.
    7. A natural basin, containing salt or fresh water, or mud.
    {Flash in the pan}. See under {Flash}.
    {To savor of the pan}, to suggest the process of cooking or
       burning; in a theological sense, to be heretical.
       --Ridley. Southey.
  7. \Pan\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Panned}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Panning}.] (Mining)
    To separate, as gold, from dirt or sand, by washing in a kind
    of pan. [U. S.]
          We . . . witnessed the process of cleaning up and
          panning out, which is the last process of separating
          the pure gold from the fine dirt and black sand. --Gen.
                                                   W. T. Sherman.
  8. \Pan\, v. i.
    1. (Mining) To yield gold in, or as in, the process of
       panning; -- usually with out; as, the gravel panned out
    2. To turn out (profitably or unprofitably); to result; to
       develop; as, the investigation, or the speculation, panned
       out poorly. [Slang, U. S.]
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a pan in your dream, symbolizes your attitudes and stance on a particular situation. It may also represent criticism and anger. If the pan is made of glass, then it represents being conscious and aware about a particular situation. Seeing a frying pan in your dream, represents completeness in love. Alternatively, it suggests that you need to start accepting the consequences of your actions. You may have found yourself in an inescapable situation.
Easton Bible Dictionary

a vessel of metal or earthenware used in culinary operations; a cooking-pan or frying-pan frequently referred to in the Old Testament (Lev. 2:5; 6:21; Num. 11:8; 1 Sam. 2:14, etc.).

The "ash-pans" mentioned in Ex. 27:3 were made of copper, and were used in connection with the altar of burnt-offering. The "iron pan" mentioned in Ezek. 4:3 (marg., "flat plate " or "slice") was probably a mere plate of iron used for baking. The "fire-pans" of Ex. 27:3 were fire-shovels used for taking up coals. The same Hebrew word is rendered "snuff-dishes" (25:38; 37:23) and "censers" (Lev. 10:1; 16:12; Num. 4:14, etc.). These were probably simply metal vessels employed for carrying burning embers from the brazen altar to the altar of incense.

The "frying-pan" mentioned in Lev. 2:7; 7:9 was a pot for boiling.

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