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Meaning & Definition of Pan in English

English

Pan

/pæn/

noun

1. Cooking utensil consisting of a wide metal vessel

    synonym:
  • pan
  • ,
  • 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
    synonym:
  • Pan
  • ,
  • goat god

3. Shallow container made of metal

    synonym:
  • pan

4. Chimpanzees

  • More closely related to australopithecus than to other pongids
    synonym:
  • Pan
  • ,
  • genus Pan

verb

1. Make a sweeping movement

  • "The camera panned across the room"
    synonym:
  • pan

2. Wash dirt in a pan to separate out the precious minerals

    synonym:
  • pan
  • ,
  • pan out
  • ,
  • pan off

3. Express a totally negative opinion of

  • "The critics panned the performance"
    synonym:
  • pan
  • ,
  • tear apart
  • ,
  • trash

Examples of using

Put a pan of water on the stove.
Let's see how the negotiations pan out before we decide.
Tom put the frying pan on the stove.