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Noun: pan  pan
  1. Cooking utensil consisting of a wide metal vessel
    - cooking pan
     
  2. Shallow container made of metal
     
  3. [Brit] The bowl of a toilet that can be flushed with water
    - toilet bowl
     
  4. (geography) natural depression or basin in which water collects
Verb: pan (panned,panning)  pan
  1. Make a sweeping movement
    "The camera panned across the room"
     
  2. Wash dirt in a pan to separate out the precious minerals
    - pan out, pan off
     
  3. Express a totally negative opinion of
    "The critics panned the performance";
    - tear apart, trash
Noun: Pan  pan
  1. (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
    - goat god
     
  2. Chimpanzees; more closely related to Australopithecus than to other pongids
    - genus Pan
Combining form: pan-  pan
  1. Inclusive, all, including everything

Derived forms: panning, pans, panned

Type of: belittle, bowl, container, cooking utensil, cookware, disparage, go, Greek deity, locomote, mammal genus, move, pick at, travel, wash

Part of: can [N. Amer, informal], commode, family Pongidae, Pongidae, pot, potty, stool, throne, toilet

Encyclopedia: Pan, Greece

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