• Pan Definition & Synonyms

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


• Pan-American Congress Definition & Synonyms

  1. () Any of several meetings of delegates from various American states; esp.: (a) One held in 1889-90 in the United States, at which all the independent states except Santo Domingo were represented and of which the practical result was the establishment of the Bureau of American Republics for the promotion of trade relations. (b) One held in Mexico in 1901-1902. (c) One held at Rio de Janeiro in 1906.

• Panabase Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) Same as Tetrahedrite.