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Definition of pane in English:


1A single sheet of glass in a window or door.
Example sentences
  • Doors with glass panes require a double-cylinder deadbolt to prevent someone from breaking the glass, reaching in and unlocking the door.
  • A MAN who pleaded to causing damage to a door and breaking two panes of glass at a house was ordered to compensate the owner, at the November 22 sitting of Carlow District Court.
  • In the central image, the girl sits on the top steps, the glass panes in the front door visible behind her.
sheet of glass, panel, windowpane
1.1 Computing A separate defined area within a window for the display of, or interaction with, a specified part of that window’s application or output.
Example sentences
  • You should now see the audio tracks displayed on the right pane of the software window.
  • It has some great features, including tabbed documents and a multi-pane screen with the ability to keep notes in a separate pane.
  • As an example, here are images of the panes of a computer using a standard USB keyboard and mouse, and one using a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse connection.
2A sheet or page of stamps.
Example sentences
  • In 1958, the Post Office ceased the practice as collectors were purchasing only the plate blocks, leaving broken panes of stamps in post offices.
  • The pane of 24 stamps also contained 24 connecting tabs in 12 designs.
  • This cover bears a pane of nine stamps from the Wedgwood £3 book of stamps and is unaddressed.


Late Middle English (originally denoting a piece of something, such as a fence or strip of cloth): from Old French pan, from Latin pannus 'piece of cloth'.

  • A pane was originally a section or piece of something, such as a fence or strip of cloth. The word comes from Old French pan, from Latin pannus ‘piece of cloth’. The sense ‘division of a window’ is found from the mid 15th century. Panel (Middle English) comes from the same root. The early sense ‘piece of parchment’ was extended to mean ‘list’, particularly a jury; this led to the notion ‘advisory group’.

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