PAN, n.1. A vessel broad and somewhat hollow or depressed in the middle, or with a raised border; used for setting milk and other domestic purposes.2. The part of a gun-lock or other fire-arms which holds the priming that communicates with the charge.3. Something hollow; as the brain pan.4. Among farmers, the hard stratum of earth that lies below the soil; called the hard pan.5. The top of the head.
PAN, v.t. To join; to close together. [Local.]
PAN, n.1 [Sax. panna; Sw. panna; G. pfanne; D. pan; W. id.]
- A vessel broad and somewhat hollow or depressed in the middle, or with a raised border; used for setting milk and other domestic purposes. – Dryden.
- The part of a gun-lock or other fire-arms which holds the priming that communicates with the charge.
- Something hollow; as, the brain pan.
- Among farmers, the hard stratum of earth that lies below the soil; called the hard pan.
- The top of the head. – Chaucer.
In mythology, the deity of shepherds. [See Panic.]
To join; to close together. [Local.] – Bailey.
- Combining forms
signifying all, every; as, panorama,
pantheism, pantagraph, pantograph. Pan-
becomes pam- before b or p, as
- A part; a portion.
- To join or fit together] to unite.
- The betel leaf; also, the masticatory
made of the betel leaf, etc. See (?)etel.
- 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
- 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.
- To separate, as gold, from dirt
or sand, by washing in a kind of pan.
- To yield gold in, or as in, the process of
panning] -- usually with out; as, the gravel panned out
- The distance comprised
between the angle of the epaule and the flanked angle.
- A closed vessel for boiling
or evaporating. See Vacuum pan, under Vacuum.
- To turn out (profitably or unprofitably);
to result; to develop; as, the investigation, or the speculation,
panned out poorly.
- A leaf of gold or
- The part of a flintlock which holds the
- The skull, considered as a vessel
containing the brain; the upper part of the head; the brainpan; the
- A recess, or bed, for the
leaf of a hinge.
- The hard stratum of earth that lies below
the soil. See Hard pan, under Hard.
- A natural basin, containing salt or fresh
water, or mud.