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Pan British & World English

A god of flocks and herds, typically represented with the horns, ears, and legs of a goat on a man’s body. His sudden appearance was supposed to cause terror similar to that of a frightened and stampeding herd, and the word panic is derived from his name

pan1 British & World English

A metal container used for cooking food in

pan2 British & World English

Swing (a video or film camera) in a horizontal or vertical plane, typically to give a panoramic effect or follow a subject

pan3 British & World English

variant spelling of paan.

pan- British & World English

All-inclusive, especially in relation to the whole of a continent, racial group, religion, etc.

paan British & World English

Betel leaves prepared and used as a stimulant

pan in paan British & World English

Betel leaves prepared and used as a stimulant

pan-pan British & World English

An international radio distress signal, of less urgency than a mayday signal

Pan in chimpanzee British & World English

A great ape with large ears, mainly black coloration, and lighter skin on the face, native to the forests of west and central Africa. Chimpanzees show advanced behaviour such as the making and using of tools

Pan in tragopan British & World English

An Asian pheasant of highland forests, the male of which has brightly coloured plumage used in courtship

ash pan British & World English

A tray fitted beneath a grate in which ashes can be collected and removed

pan out British & World English

End up; conclude

pan-fry British & World English

Fry in a pan in shallow fat

oil pan British & World English

An engine sump

pan loaf British & World English

A loaf baked in a pan or tin

pan pipes British & World English

A musical instrument made from a row of short pipes of varying length fixed together and played by blowing across the top

Peter Pan British & World English

The hero of J. M. Barrie’s play of the same name (1904), a boy with magical powers who never grew up

salt pan British & World English

A shallow container or depression in the ground in which salt water evaporates to leave a deposit of salt

tube pan British & World English

A round cake pan with a hollow, cone-shaped center, used for baking ring-shaped cakes

iron pan British & World English

A hardpan in which iron oxides are the chief cementing agents

knee-pan British & World English

old-fashioned term for kneecap.

whip pan British & World English

A camera panning movement fast enough to give a blurred picture

Etosha Pan British & World English

A depression in the plateau of northern Namibia, filled with salt water and having no outlets, extending over an area of 4,800 sq. km (1,854 sq. miles)

frying pan British & World English

A shallow pan with a long handle, used for cooking food in hot fat or oil

pan-African British & World English

Relating to all people of African birth or descent

pan-Arabism British & World English

The principle or advocacy of political alliance or union of all the Arab states

pan-German British & World English

Relating to or advocating pan-Germanism

pan-Indian British & World English

Relating to the whole of India, or to all its ethnic, religious, or linguistic groups

pan-Slavism British & World English

The principle or advocacy of the union of all Slavs or all Slavic peoples in one political organization

muffin pan British & World English

A pan with cylindrical indentations used for baking cupcakes or muffins

plough pan British & World English

A compacted layer in cultivated soil resulting from repeated ploughing

warming pan British & World English

A wide, flat brass pan on a long handle, filled with hot coals and used for warming a bed

pan-American British & World English

Relating to, representing, or involving all the countries of North and South America

pan-Germanism British & World English

The idea or principle of a political unification of all Europeans speaking German or a Germanic language

pan and scan in pan2 British & World English

A technique for narrowing the aspect ratio of a widescreen film to fit the squarer shape of a television screen by continuously selecting the most significant portion of the original picture, rather than just the middle portion

pan and scan British & World English

A technique for narrowing the aspect ratio of a widescreen film to fit the squarer shape of a television screen by continuously selecting the most significant portion of the original picture, rather than just the middle portion

pan-Africanism British & World English

The principle or advocacy of the political union of all the indigenous inhabitants of Africa

pan-Americanism British & World English

The principle or advocacy of political or commercial and cultural cooperation among all the countries of North and South America

pan-and-tilt British & World English

Denoting a stand, tripod, or other item of mounting equipment that allows a camera to move in both horizontal and vertical planes

springform pan British & World English

A round cake pan with a removable bottom that is held in place by a sprung collar forming the sides

Tin Pan Alley British & World English

The name given to a district in New York (28th Street, between 5th Avenue and Broadway) where many songwriters, arrangers, and music publishers were formerly based

flash in the pan in flash1 British & World English

A thing or person whose sudden but brief success is not repeated or repeatable

flash in the pan British & World English

A thing or person whose sudden but brief success is not repeated or repeatable

Pan-Africanist Congress British & World English

A South African political movement formed in 1959 as a militant offshoot of the African National Congress. It was outlawed in 1960 after the Sharpeville massacre, but continued its armed opposition to the South African government until it was legalized in 1990

Pan-American Highway British & World English

A road system initiated in the 1920s to link nations of the western hemisphere from Alaska to Chile. Gaps remain in Panama and Colombia. The Inter-American Highway is the section from the Texas-Mexico border south to Panama City

moo goo gai pan British & World English

A Cantonese dish consisting of chicken sautéed with mushrooms, vegetables, and spices

Peter Pan collar British & World English

A flat collar with rounded points


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