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Definition of Pan

Pan

  1. A part; a portion.
  2. The distance comprised between the angle of the epaule and the flanked angle.
  3. A leaf of gold or silver.
  4. To join or fit together; to unite.
  5. The betel leaf; also, the masticatory made of the betel leaf, etc. See /etel.
  6. 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, which he is said to have invented.
  7. 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.
  8. A closed vessel for boiling or evaporating. See Vacuum pan, under Vacuum.
  9. The part of a flintlock which holds the priming.
  10. The skull, considered as a vessel containing the brain; the upper part of the head; the brainpan; the cranium.
  11. A recess, or bed, for the leaf of a hinge.
  12. The hard stratum of earth that lies below the soil. See Hard pan, under Hard.
  13. A natural basin, containing salt or fresh water, or mud.
  14. To separate, as gold, from dirt or sand, by washing in a kind of pan.
  15. To yield gold in, or as in, the process of panning; -- usually with out; as, the gravel panned out richly.
  16. To turn out (profitably or unprofitably); to result; to develop; as, the investigation, or the speculation, panned out poorly.

Pan Quotations

The father of a daughter is nothing but a high-class hostage. A father turns a stony face to his sons, berates them, shakes his antlers, paws the ground, snorts, runs them off into the underbrush, but when his daughter puts her arm over his shoulder and says, 'Daddy, I need to ask you something,' he is a pat of butter in a hot frying pan.
Garrison Keillor

We feel free when we escape - even if it be but from the frying pan to the fire.
Eric Hoffer

No one owns life, but anyone who can pick up a frying pan owns death.
William S. Burroughs

I thought it was all a flash in the pan. It wasn't until Broadway came along that I felt I had really made it.
Julie Andrews

Out of the frying pan, into the fire.
Tertullian
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Pan Translations

pan in Dutch is Pan
pan in German is Pfanne
pan in Italian is padella, pentola
pan in Portuguese is Bandeja
pan in Spanish is marmita

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