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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. [US, informal] The human face
    - countenance, physiognomy, phiz [Brit, informal], visage, kisser [informal], smiler [informal], mug [informal], phizog [Brit, informal], fizzog [Brit, informal]
  4. [Brit] The bowl of a toilet that can be flushed with water
    - toilet bowl
  5. (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. [informal] Express a totally negative opinion of
    "The critics panned the performance";
    - tear apart [informal], trash [informal]
Noun: Pan  pan
  1. Chimpanzees; more closely related to Australopithecus than to other pongids
    - genus 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
    - goat god
Combining form: pan-  pan
  1. Inclusive, all, including everything

Sounds like: panne

Derived forms: panning, panned, pans

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

Part of: can [N. Amer, informal], commode [N. Amer], family Pongidae, human head, loo [Brit, informal], Pongidae, pot [informal], potty [informal], stool [archaic], throne [informal], toilet

Encyclopedia: Pan, Richard