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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

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

pan- British & World English

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

pan1 English Thesaurus

heat the olive oil in a heavy pan

pan2 English Thesaurus

the camera panned to the building

Pan New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

god of flocks and herds

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

oil pan British & World English

An engine sump

pan out British & World English

End up; conclude

pan-fry British & World English

Fry in a pan in shallow fat

grill pan British & World English

A metal container used for cooking food under a grill

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.

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

whip pan British & World English

A camera panning movement fast enough to give a blurred picture

Peter Pan New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

play by J. M. Barrie (1904)

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

muffin pan British & World English

A pan with cylindrical indentations used for baking cupcakes or muffins

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

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-Slavism New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

belief in the unification of all Slavic peoples

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 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


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