1. [ noun ] (food) cooking utensil consisting of a wide metal vessel
Synonyms: cooking_pan
Related terms: cooking_utensil patty-pan wok saucepan omelet_pan roaster frying_pan dripping_pan
2. [ verb ] make a sweeping movement

"The camera panned across the room"

Related terms: travel
3. [ verb ] (mining) wash dirt in a pan to separate out the precious minerals
Synonyms: pan_off pan_out
Related terms: wash
4. [ noun ] (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
Synonyms: the_goat_god
Related terms: Greek_deity Greek_mythology
5. [ verb ] express a totally negative opinion of
Synonyms: tear_apart trash

"The critics panned the performance"

Related terms: disparage
6. [ noun ] shallow container made of metal
Related terms: container bain-marie dishpan drip_pan pannikin warming_pan panhandle
7. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 11005
8. [ noun ] (biology,zoology) chimpanzees; more closely related to Australopithecus than to other pongids
Synonyms: genus_Pan
Related terms: mammal_genus Pongidae pygmy_chimpanzee chimpanzee
Similar spelling:   pawn