Pan

Adjective

  • (slang) Pansexual.

Noun

  • Alternative form of paan
  • A loaf of bread
  • (fortifications) The distance comprised between the angle of the epaule and the flanked angle.
  • (roofing) The bottom flat part of a roofing panel that is between the ribs of the panel
  • The skull, considered as a vessel containing the brain; the brain-pan.
  • A wide, flat receptacle used around the house, especially for cooking
  • (Ireland) A deep plastic receptacle, used for washing or food preparation. A basin.
  • Strong adverse criticism
  • A part; a portion.
  • (slang) A human face, a mug.
  • The part of a flintlock that holds the priming.
  • The hard stratum of earth that lies below the soil; hardpan.
  • A cylindrical receptacle about as tall as it is wide, with one long handle, usually made of metal, used for cooking in the home
  • (geography) a specific type of lake, natural depression or basin. They are sometimes associated with desert areas
  • The base part of a toilet, consisting of a bowl and a footing
  • A leaf of gold or silver.
  • A closed vessel for boiling or evaporating as part of manufacture; a vacuum pan.
  • (carpentry) A recess, or bed, for the leaf of a hinge.
  • The contents of such a receptacle
  • A wide receptacle in which gold grains are separated from gravel by washing the contents with water

Verb

  • (transitive) To wash in a pan (of earth, sand etc. when searching for gold).
  • (transitive, informal, of a contest) To beat one's opposition convincingly.
  • (audio) To spread a sound signal into a new stereo or multichannel sound field, typically giving the impression that it is moving across the sound stage.
  • (intransitive) With "out" (to pan out), to turn out well; to be successful.
  • (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.
  • To join or fit together; to unite.
  • (transitive) To disparage; to belittle; to put down; to criticise severely.
  • to turn horizontally (of a camera etc.)

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