pan

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English panne, from Proto-Germanic *pannōn. Cognate with Dutch pan, German Pfanne.

Noun[edit]

pan (plural pans)

A pan (1)
  1. A wide, flat receptacle used around the house, especially for cooking.
  2. The contents of such a receptacle.
  3. A cylindrical receptacle about as tall as it is wide, with one long handle, usually made of metal, used for cooking in the home.
  4. (Ireland) A deep plastic receptacle, used for washing or food preparation; a basin.
  5. A wide receptacle in which gold grains are separated from gravel by washing the contents with water.
  6. (geography) a specific type of lake, natural depression or basin. They are sometimes associated with desert areas.
  7. Strong adverse criticism.
  8. A loaf of bread.
  9. (obsolete) The chamber pot in a close stool; (now) the base of a toilet, consisting of the bowl and its support.
  10. (slang) A human face, a mug.
    • 1953, Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye, Penguin 2010, page 103:
      This was the kind of operator who would tell you to be there at nine sharp and if you weren't sitting quietly with a pleased smile on your pan when he floated in two hours later on a double Gibson, he would have a paroxysm of outraged executive ability […].
  11. (roofing) The bottom flat part of a roofing panel that is between the ribs of the panel.
  12. A closed vessel for boiling or evaporating as part of manufacture; a vacuum pan.
  13. The part of a flintlock that holds the priming.
    • 1743, Robert Drury, The Pleasant, and Surprizing Adventures of Mr. Robert Drury, during his Fifteen Years Captivity on the Island of Madagascar, London, pp. 95-96,[1]
      [] he pull’d the Trigger, but Providence being pleas’d to preserve me for some other Purpose, the Cock snapp’d, and miss’d Fire. Whether the Prime was wet in the Pan, or by what other Miracle it was I escap’d his Fury, I cannot say []
  14. The skull, considered as a vessel containing the brain; the brainpan.
  15. (figuratively) The brain, seen as one's intellect
  16. (carpentry) A recess, or bed, for the leaf of a hinge.
  17. The hard stratum of earth that lies below the soil; hardpan.
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Verb[edit]

panned gold

pan (third-person singular simple present pans, present participle panning, simple past and past participle panned)

  1. (transitive) To wash in a pan (of earth, sand etc. when searching for gold).
    • General Sherman
      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.
  2. (transitive) To disparage; to belittle; to put down; to criticise severely.
    • 2013, Catwoman (film), English Wikipedia:
      Catwoman was heavily panned by critics and holds a 9% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 179 reviews with the consensus stating: "Halle Berry is the lone bright spot, but even she can't save this laughable action thriller".
  3. (intransitive) With "out" (to pan out), to turn out well; to be successful.
  4. (transitive, informal, of a contest) To beat one's opposition convincingly.
  5. (informal) To criticize harshly a work (like a book, movie, etc.)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From a clipped form of panorama.

Verb[edit]

pan (third-person singular simple present pans, present participle panning, simple past and past participle panned)

  1. to turn horizontally (of a camera etc.)
  2. (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.
  3. (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.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

pan (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of paan

Etymology 4[edit]

Compare French pan (skirt, lappet), Latin pannus (a cloth, rag).

Verb[edit]

pan (third-person singular simple present pans, present participle panning, simple past and past participle panned)

  1. To join or fit together; to unite.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)

Etymology 5[edit]

Old English. See pane.

Noun[edit]

pan (plural pans)

  1. A part; a portion.
  2. (fortifications) The distance comprised between the angle of the epaule and the flanked angle.
  3. A leaf of gold or silver.

Etymology 6[edit]

From pansexual by shortening.

Adjective[edit]

pan (not comparable)

  1. (slang) Pansexual.
    • 2012, Anna Waugh, "Texas got a pansexual legislator", Dallas Voice, Volume 29, Issue 33, 28 December 2012, page 9:
      When she publicly acknowledged that she is pan, it educated citizens near and far on what that sexuality meant and the importance of being proud of who you are.
    • 2013, Alejandra Rodriguez, "Isn't That Bisexual?", Outwrite, Fall 2013, page 7:
      Another anonymous pansexual disclosed, "Sometimes I feel really left out because I'm pan. []
    • 2013, Megan Hertner, "Understanding Gender and Sexuality", Grapevine (Huron University College), December 2013, page 19:
      A similar experience is shared by individuals who identify their sexuality as pan, bi or queer.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:pan.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Noun[edit]

pan (plural panne)

  1. lake
  2. pan

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pānis, pānem.

Noun[edit]

pan m (plural panes)

  1. bread

Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish pan (bread), from Latin pānis, from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂- (to feed, to graze).

Noun[edit]

pan

  1. bread

Chuukese[edit]

Noun[edit]

pan

  1. branch (with its leaves)

Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

pan

  1. Alternative form of pán

Usage notes[edit]

  • This is the form used when followed by a name, title, occupation etc.
    pan Novák
    Mr Novák
    Pane předsedo, dámy a pánové...
    Mr Chairman, ladies and gentlemen...
    Vítejte, pane rytíři.
    Welcome, Sir Knight.
    Kdy přijde pan doktor, sestřičko?
    When will the doctor come, nurse?

Dutch[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch panne, from Old Dutch *panna, from Latin panna, contraction of patina.

Noun[edit]

pan f (plural pannen, diminutive pannetje n)

  1. pan, especially for cooking
  2. (Netherlands) pot
    Synonyms: pot

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin pannus. Doublet of pagne.

Noun[edit]

pan m (plural pans)

  1. piece, part
  2. side, face
  3. lap (of coat)
  4. patch, area, section, sector

Etymology 2[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

Interjection[edit]

pan

  1. bang! (sound of a gun)
    Pan! T'es mort !
    Bang! You're dead!
  2. bam!

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Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pānis, pānem.

Noun[edit]

pan m (plural pans)

  1. bread

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese pan, from Latin pānis, pānem.

Noun[edit]

pan m (plural pans)

  1. bread
  2. (by extension) any food

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Istriot[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pānis, pānem.

Noun[edit]

pan m

  1. bread

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

pan

  1. Rōmaji transcription of パン

Ligurian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pānis, pānem.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pan m (invariable)

  1. bread

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

pan

  1. rafsi of panci.

Lombard[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pānis, pānem.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pan m (invariable)

  1. bread

Malay[edit]

Noun[edit]

pan

  1. grandmother

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

pan

  1. Nonstandard spelling of pān.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of pán.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of pǎn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of pàn.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Provençal pan, from Latin pānis, pānem.

Noun[edit]

pan m (plural pans)

  1. bread

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pannus.

Noun[edit]

pan m (oblique plural pans, nominative singular pans, nominative plural pan)

  1. bit; piece; part
  2. (specifically) a piece of armor
    • Et de l'hauberc li runpirent les pans
      They broke parts parts of his armor

References[edit]

  • (fr) Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (pan)

Old Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pānem, accusative singular form of pānis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pan m (plural pães)

  1. bread

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

XIV c. Unknown etymology. West Slavic word. Possibly from Old Saxon fan (from noble family). Alternatively inherited from Proto-Slavic *gъpanъ, from Iranic source. Cognate to Old Czech hpan, modern Czech pán and pan, Slovak pán and Lower Sorbian pan.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pan m pers

  1. gentleman, man
  2. master, teacher
  3. lord
  4. Mr, mister

Declension[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

pan

  1. you (polite second person m-personal nominative, it takes verbs as third-person sg form)
    Czy mógłby pan zamknąć drzwi? – Could you close the door?

Declension[edit]

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Descendants[edit]

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Further reading[edit]

  • pan in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Puter) paun
  • (Sutsilvan) pàn
  • (Surmiran) pang

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pānis, pānem.

Noun[edit]

pan m (plural pans)

  1. (Vallader, uncountable) bread
  2. (Vallader, countable) loaf of bread

Spanish[edit]

Pan
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Etymology[edit]

From Latin pānis, pānem (compare Catalan pa, French pain, Galician pan, Italian pane, Portuguese pão, Romanian pâine), possibly from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂- (to feed, to graze).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pan m (plural panes)

  1. bread
    Para mi desayuno, tomo pan y leche.
    For my breakfast, I have bread and milk.
  2. (figuratively) money, dough
  3. (figuratively) work, job

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Venetian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pānis, pānem. Compare Italian pane and Neapolitan pane.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pan m (plural pani)

  1. bread

Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

pan

  1. when, while

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
pan ban mhan phan
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.