Meaning of 'pan' (Webster Dictionary)
- A part; a portion.
- The distance comprised between the angle of the epaule and the
- A leaf of gold or silver.
- The betel leaf; also, the masticatory made of the betel leaf,
etc. See /etel.
- 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.
- 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 closed vessel for boiling or evaporating. See Vacuum pan,
- The part of a flintlock which holds the priming.
- The skull, considered as a vessel containing the brain; the
upper part of the head; the brainpan; the cranium.
- A recess, or bed, for the leaf of a hinge.
- The hard stratum of earth that lies below the soil. See Hard
pan, under Hard.
- A natural basin, containing salt or fresh water, or mud. - To yield gold in, or as in, the process of panning; --
usually with out; as, the gravel panned out richly.
- To turn out (profitably or unprofitably); to result; to
develop; as, the investigation, or the speculation, panned out poorly. - To separate, as gold, from dirt or sand, by washing in a
kind of pan. - To join or fit together; to unite.