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 for pan
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pan \Pan\, n. [OE. See 2d Pane.]
     1. A part; a portion.
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     2. (Fort.) The distance comprised between the angle of the
        epaule and the flanked angle.
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     3. [Perh. a different word.] A leaf of gold or silver.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pan- \Pan-\, Panta- \Pan"ta-\, Panto- \Pan"to-\ [Gr. ?, m., ?,
     neut., gen. ?, all.]
     Combining forms signifying all, every; as, panorama,
     pantheism, pantagraph, pantograph. Pan- becomes pam- before b
     or p, as pamprodactylous.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pan \Pan\, v. t. & i. [Cf. F. pan skirt, lappet, L. pannus a
     cloth, rag, W. panu to fur, to full.]
     To join or fit together; to unite. [Obs.] --Halliwell.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pan \Pan\, n. [Hind. p[=a]n, Skr. parna leaf.]
     The betel leaf; also, the masticatory made of the betel leaf,
     etc. See Betel.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pan \Pan\, prop. n. [L., fr. Gr. ?.] (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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pan \Pan\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Panned; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Panning.]
     1. (Mining) To separate, as gold, from dirt or sand, by
        washing in a kind of pan. [U. S.]
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              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.
                                                    --Gen. W. T.
                                                    Sherman.
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     2. To criticise (a drama or literary work) harshly.
        [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pan \Pan\, n. [OE. panne, AS. panne; cf. D. pan, G. pfanne, OHG.
     pfanna, Icel., Sw., LL., & Ir. panna, of uncertain origin;
     cf. L. patina, E. paten.]
     1. 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." --Chaucer.
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     2. (Manuf.) A closed vessel for boiling or evaporating. See
        Vacuum pan, under Vacuum.
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     3. The part of a flintlock which holds the priming.
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     4. The skull, considered as a vessel containing the brain;
        the upper part of the head; the brainpan; the cranium.
        --Chaucer.
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     5. (Carp.) A recess, or bed, for the leaf of a hinge.
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     6. The hard stratum of earth that lies below the soil. See
        Hard pan, under Hard.
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     7. A natural basin, containing salt or fresh water, or mud.
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     Flash in the pan. See under Flash.
  
     To savor of the pan, to suggest the process of cooking or
        burning; in a theological sense, to be heretical.
        --Ridley. Southey.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pan \Pan\, v. i.
     1. (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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     2. To turn out (profitably or unprofitably); to result; to
        develop; as, the investigation, or the speculation, panned
        out poorly. [Slang, U. S.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pan \Pan\, v. t. & i. (Cinematography)
     To scan (a movie camera), usu. in a horizontal direction, to
     obtain a panoramic effect; also, to move the camera so as to
     keep the subject in view.
     [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  pan
      n 1: cooking utensil consisting of a wide metal vessel [syn:
           pan, cooking pan]
      2: (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 [syn: Pan,
         goat god]
      3: shallow container made of metal
      4: chimpanzees; more closely related to Australopithecus than to
         other pongids [syn: Pan, genus Pan]
      v 1: make a sweeping movement; "The camera panned across the
           room"
      2: wash dirt in a pan to separate out the precious minerals
         [syn: pan, pan out, pan off]
      3: express a totally negative opinion of; "The critics panned
         the performance" [syn: pan, tear apart, trash]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  26 Moby Thesaurus words for "Pan":
     Ashtoreth, Astarte, Baal, Cailleac, Ceres, Demeter, Dionysus,
     Faunus, Frey, Isis, Priapus, Vidar, Vitharr, corn spirit, faun,
     fertility god, field spirit, forest god, panisc, panisca, paniscus,
     satyr, silenus, sylvan deity, the goat god, vegetation spirit
  
  

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  125 Moby Thesaurus words for "pan":
     Photostat, X-ray, Xerox, ashpan, bake, bakepan, barbecue, baste,
     blame, blanch, boil, boiler, braise, brazier, bread pan, brew,
     broil, broiler, brown, cake pan, calotype, capture on film,
     censure, coddle, condemn, cook, countenance, criticize, curry,
     cut up, denounce, denunciate, deride, devil, dial, dishpan, do,
     do to perfection, double boiler, dustpan, face, facies, favor,
     features, film, fire, fricassee, frizz, frizzle, fry, griddle,
     grill, grin at, heat, hit, hold in derision, kisser, knock,
     laugh at, laugh to scorn, lineaments, make fun of, make game of,
     make merry with, map, microfilm, mine, mug, mush, oven-bake,
     pan broiler, pan for gold, pan-broil, parboil, phiz, photograph,
     photomap, physiognomy, piepan, pillory, poach, point at,
     poke fun at, prepare, prepare food, prospect, puss, put one on,
     quarry, radiograph, rag, rap, razz, reprehend, ride, ridicule,
     roast, roaster, roentgenograph, saucepan, saute, scallop, sear,
     shirr, shoot, simmer, skillet, slam, smile at, snap, snapshoot,
     snapshot, snicker at, snigger at, snipe at, spider, steam, stew,
     stewpan, stir-fry, take a photograph, talbotype, toast, visage,
     wok
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

  PAN
         Personal Account Number
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

  PAN
         Personal Area Network (IBM, Bluetooth)
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

  PAN
         Personal Area Networking [profile] (Bluetooth)
         

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Pan
     a vessel of metal or earthenware used in culinary operations; a
     cooking-pan or frying-pan frequently referred to in the Old
     Testament (Lev. 2:5; 6:21; Num. 11:8; 1 Sam. 2:14, etc.).
     
       The "ash-pans" mentioned in Ex. 27:3 were made of copper, and
     were used in connection with the altar of burnt-offering. The
     "iron pan" mentioned in Ezek. 4:3 (marg., "flat plate " or
     "slice") was probably a mere plate of iron used for baking. The
     "fire-pans" of Ex. 27:3 were fire-shovels used for taking up
     coals. The same Hebrew word is rendered "snuff-dishes" (25:38;
     37:23) and "censers" (Lev. 10:1; 16:12; Num. 4:14, etc.). These
     were probably simply metal vessels employed for carrying burning
     embers from the brazen altar to the altar of incense.
     
       The "frying-pan" mentioned in Lev. 2:7; 7:9 was a pot for
     boiling.
     

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