• A few kitchen utensils and accessories excavated at Jamestown: a ladle, brass pan, knife blades, fork, kettle fragments, spout, colander fragments, and pot hooks
    A few kitchen utensils and accessories excavated at Jamestown: a ladle, brass pan, knife blades, fork, kettle fragments, spout, colander fragments, and pot hooks
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v pan express a totally negative opinion of "The critics panned the performance"
    • v pan wash dirt in a pan to separate out the precious minerals
    • v pan make a sweeping movement "The camera panned across the room"
    • n Pan chimpanzees; more closely related to Australopithecus than to other pongids
    • n pan shallow container made of metal
    • n pan cooking utensil consisting of a wide metal vessel
    • n Pan (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
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Earthenware milk pan, brass ladle, funnel fragment, and other items found which relate to dairying and cheesemaking Earthenware milk pan, brass ladle, funnel fragment, and other items found which relate to dairying and cheesemaking
Various Pots and Pans Various Pots and Pans
pan, whisk and egg pan, whisk and egg
pan, bottle, whisk and egg pan, bottle, whisk and egg
bean pot and pan bean pot and pan
pan, kettle, potatoes and chicken feet pan, kettle, potatoes and chicken feet

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan."
    • Pan (Manuf) A closed vessel for boiling or evaporating. See Vacuum pan, under Vacuum.
    • Pan A leaf of gold or silver.
    • Pan A natural basin, containing salt or fresh water, or mud.
    • Pan A part; a portion.
    • Pan (Carp) A recess, or bed, for the leaf of a hinge.
    • Pan A shallow, open dish or vessel, usually of metal, employed for many domestic uses, as for setting milk for cream, for frying or baking food, etc.; also employed for various uses in manufacturing. "A bowl or a pan ."
    • n Pan The betel leaf; also, the masticatory made of the betel leaf, etc. See Betel.
    • Pan (Fort) The distance comprised between the angle of the epaule and the flanked angle.
    • prop. n Pan (Gr. Myth) The god of shepherds, guardian of bees, and patron of fishing and hunting. He is usually represented as having the head and trunk of a man, with the legs, horns, and tail of a goat, and as playing on the shepherd's pipe (also called the pipes of Pan), which he is said to have invented.
    • Pan The hard stratum of earth that lies below the soil. See Hard pan, under Hard.
    • Pan The part of a flintlock which holds the priming.
    • Pan The skull, considered as a vessel containing the brain; the upper part of the head; the brainpan; the cranium.
    • Pan To criticise (a drama or literary work) harshly.
    • v. t. & i Pan To join or fit together; to unite.
    • Pan (Mining) To separate, as gold, from dirt or sand, by washing in a kind of pan. "We . . . witnessed the process of cleaning up and panning out, which is the last process of separating the pure gold from the fine dirt and black sand."
    • Pan To turn out (profitably or unprofitably); to result; to develop; as, the investigation, or the speculation, panned out poorly.
    • Pan (Mining) To yield gold in, or as in, the process of panning; -- usually with out; as, the gravel panned out richly.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Frisbee got its name from William Russel Frisbee, who was a pie baker. He used to sell his pies in a thin tin pan, which had Frisbee written on it. When Walter Frederick Morrison thought of the idea of making saucer like disks to play catch, he visited the campus of Yale and noticed people there were using the pie pan to play catch so he therefore renamed his invention to Frisbee
    • n pan A broad shallow vessel of tin, iron, or other metal, used for various domestic purposes: as, a frying-pan; a saucepan; a milk-pan.
    • n pan An open vessel used in the arts and manufactures for boiling, evaporating, etc.: as, a sugar-pan; a salt-pan. The name is also applied to closed vessels used for similar purposes: as, a vacuum-pan.
    • n pan In metallurgy, a pan-shaped vessel, usually made of cast-iron, from 4 to 6 feet in diameter and 3 or 4 feet deep, in which the ores of silver which have already undergone the stamping process are ground to a fine pulp and amalgamated, with the addition of various chemicals, generally sulphate of copper and salt. This process, which is a kind of modification of the patio process, is extensively used in the mills on the Comstock lodes, and is frequently called the Washoe process.
    • n pan In tin-plate manuf., a cold pot with a grating at the bottom, in which tinned iron-plate is put on edge to drain and cool. It is the fourth in the series of iron pots used in tin-plate manufacture.
    • n pan The part of a flint-lock which holds the priming, communicating with the charge by means of the touch-hole. See cut under flint-lock.
    • n pan Anything hollow shaped somewhat like a pan; hence, the skull; the upper part of the head; the cranium. Compare brainpan.
    • n pan A pond or depression for evaporating salt water to make salt.
    • n pan A natural pond of any size containing fresh or salt water, or only mud.
    • n pan Consolidated material underlying the soil: used (especially in Scotland) for hard-pan.
    • n pan In carpentry, the socket for a hinge.
    • n pan In the arctic seas, a large heavy piece of floe-ice.
    • n pan The broad posterior extremity of the lower jaw of a whale: a whalers' term.
    • pan In mining, to wash with the pan, as gravel or sands for the purpose of separating the gold or other thing of value they may contain: often with out.
    • pan To secure; catch; obtain.
    • pan To make an appearance or to come to view, as gold in a miner's pan when washed from impurities; hence to show a result; turn out more or less to one's satisfaction: followed by out.
    • pan To join; close together.
    • pan To unite; fit; agree.
    • n pan In anc. Gr. myth., the god of pastures, forests, and flocks. The original seat of his worship was in Arcadia, whence it gradually spread over the rest of Greece. He was represented with the head and chest of an elderly man, while his lower parts were like the hind quarters of a goat, of which animal he often bore the horns and ears also. He was fond of music, and of dancing with the forest nymphs, and was the inventor of the syrinx or shepherds flute, hence termed Pans pipes or Pandean pipes. (See pans pipes, under pipe.) Sudden terror without visible or reasonable cause was attributed to his influence (see panic). The Romans identified the Greek pan with their own god Inuus, and sometimes also with Faunus (see faun).
    • n pan A square of framing in half-timbered houses. Gwilt.
    • n pan A leaf of gold or silver.
    • n pan A betel-leaf in which an areca-nut is wrapped to form a masticatory. See betel, areca-nut.
    • n pan An element in many words of Greek origin, meaning ‘all’, ‘universal.’ It is used also as an English formative, as in pan-American, involving all Americans, or all the Americas; Pan-presbyterian, involving all presbyterians; pan-Anglican, etc.
    • n pan In mining, a hollow in the ground where the neck of a volcano formerly existed.
    • pan To broil or bake in a pan.
    • pan To pour with a pan.
    • pan To look for gold, using the method of washing the earth or crushed rock in the pan.
    • pan In agriculture, to harden and cake from the effect of hot sunshine following rain: said of the soil.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: All the proceeds earned from James M. Barrie's book "Peter Pan" were bequeathed to the Great Ormond Street Hospital for the Sick Children in London.
    • n Pan pan a broad, shallow vessel for domestic use, or for use in the arts or manufactures: anything resembling a pan in shape, as the upper part of the skull: the part of a firelock which holds the priming
    • v.t Pan to treat with the panning process, as earth, or to separate by shaking the auriferous earth with water in a pan: to obtain in any way, to secure: to cook and serve in a pan
    • v.i Pan to yield gold: to appear, as gold, in a pan: to turn out well, according to expectation: to try to find gold with the pan process
    • n Pan pan the Greek god of pastures, flocks, and woods, worshipped in Arcadia, and fond of music—with goat's legs and feet, and sometimes horns and ears
    • ***


Down the pan - If something has gone down the pan, it has failed or been ruined.
Flash in the pan - If something is a flash in the pan, it is very noticeable but doesn't last long, like most singers, who are very successful for a while, then forgotten.
Out of the frying pan, into the fire - If you get out of one problem, but find yourself in a worse situation, you are out of the frying pan, into the fire.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. panne, AS. panne,; cf. D. pan, G. pfanne, OHG. pfanna, Icel., Sw., LL., & Ir. panna, of uncertain origin; cf. L. patina, E. paten,


In literature:

She filled the pans with water and put a piece of soap in each pan.
"Five Little Friends" by Sherred Willcox Adams
One was named Pan, because he piped sweetly among the reeds by the river.
"Bird Stories" by Edith M. Patch
Remove from the pan and fry in the same pan six sliced not too ripe tomatoes.
"The Khaki Kook Book" by Mary Kennedy Core
Put the tomatoes in baking pan and fill with this mixture.
"Armour's Monthly Cook Book, Volume 2, No. 12, October 1913" by Various
Set on a rack in a baking-pan (a "double roaster" gives best results).
"American Cookery" by Various
The very beginning of "Peter Pan," so far as the stage presentation was concerned, was full of romantic interest.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
Bake in crusty bread pans or shallow pans, as convenient.
"The Golden Age Cook Book" by Henrietta Latham Dwight
Within the circle of the teepee Charley's wife, Loseis, was mixing dough in a pan.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
Set them in a pan and place the pan in the oven, leaving it there until the bread is colored, and the cheese set.
"The Suffrage Cook Book"
Put them into a baking pan, or on a broiler.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson

In poetry:

Great Nature had a million words,
In tongues of trees and songs of birds,
But none to breathe the heart of man,
Till Music filled the pipes o' Pan.
"The Pipes O’ Pan" by Henry Van Dyke
Though thine own past hath had its sorrow,
Though all thy sylvan friends have fled,
Thou still canst smile at every morrow,
For Nature lives, though Pan is dead.
"Leo" by John Lawson Stoddard
Zoe: Now I can believe
That you, repeating it, indeed are gone.
Yet seem you standing where you stood before.
Hath Pan done this? Pan, who doth such strange things.
"Theron And Zoe" by Walter Savage Landor
What joy is this unto the rustic swain,
Who from the mount surveys the moon-lit plain;
Who with the spirit of a dauntles Pan
Controls his fleecy train and leads the van;
"On The Evening And Morning" by George Moses Horton
That old warmin pan wi' it's raand, brazzen face,
Has hung thear for monny a day;
'Twor mi Gronny's, an th' haase wodn't luk like th' same place,
If we tuk th' owd utensil away.
"Warmin Pan" by John Hartley
Nay, 'twas the pipes of Pan!
Somewhere--just beyond--
Far as a star, yet piercing sweet,
A passionate, poignant, rhythmic beat--
Till my mad blood raced with my racing feet
To follow the piper--Pan!
"The Piper" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay

In news:

He simmers asparagus in a shallow pan of water in the oven with lemon juice, sugar and salt for 15 minutes.
Ten to 15 competitors race through variable weather each year with their burros , which are strapped with 33 pounds of gear including a pick, shovel and obligatory gold pan.
Westerly Wind Burst in a Cake Pan.
Dillingham, a businessman who served on boards of such companies as Pan American World Airways and BankAmerica Corporation.
Panning for gold in later life is as much about the chase as the treasure.
The cast of Playwrights Horizons' world premiere of Amy Herzog's The Great God Pan greeted the press with an Oct 23 photo op.
Drag to pan the map, then click a county to view data for your area.
Andrea Dal Monte, a Roman and the owner of Campo de' Fiori in Brooklyn, tossing pasta in the pan.
Heat oil in large roasting pan.
Five centuries of political pans by a lot of old masters and a few new ones, on exhibit at the Met.
Drain stock into a small pan and set aside.
1/2 inch of heated olive oil in a pan.
Return the tofu to the pan along with the hoisin mixture and cashews .
Vincent Wenchen Zheng, Sinno Jialin Pan, Qiang Yang and Jeffrey Junfeng Pan.
Jeffrey Junfeng Pan, Qiang Yang, Sinno Jialin Pan.

In science:

In the very recent preprint [Pan] Panyushev answers this question.
Abelian ideals in a Borel subalgebra of a complex simple Lie algebra
Rev. D (to be published) Buonanno, A., Chen, Y., Pan, Y., & Vallisneri, M. 2004, Phys.
General Relativistic Theory of Light Propagation in the Field of Radiative Gravitational Multipoles
Adem, A., Leida, J., Ruan, Y., Orbifolds and stringy topology, Cambridge Tracts in Mathematics 171, Cambridge University Press (2007). Adem,A., Pan, J., Toroidal orbifolds, gerbes and group cohomology, Trans.
A Stringy Product on Twisted Orbifold K-theory
Pan F|D| (cid:1) As before, we study the mean probability distribution induced by QW-RPS with Fourier coin and we conclude that the cross terms to vanish.
Quantum walks with random phase shifts
C (∆, ∆′ , f )/N . (cid:12)(cid:12)(cid:12) Hence the same estimate holds with ˆPN ∆′ and ˆPAN replaced by ˆP∆′ and ˆP∆ , respectively.
Mott law as upper bound for a random walk in a random environment