What does pan mean?

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Noun
  1. A wide, flat receptacle used around the house, especially for cooking.
  2. The contents of such a receptacle.
  3. A cylindrical receptacle about as tall as it is wide, with one long handle, usually made of metal, used for cooking in the home.
  4. (Ireland) A deep plastic receptacle, used for washing or food preparation; a basin.
  5. A wide receptacle in which gold grains are separated from gravel by washing the contents with water.
  6. (geography) a specific type of lake, natural depression or basin. They are sometimes associated with desert areas.
  7. Strong adverse criticism.
  8. A loaf of bread.
  9. (obsolete) The chamber pot in a close stool; (now) the base of a toilet, consisting of the bowl and its support.
  10. (slang) A human face, a mug.
  11. (roofing) The bottom flat part of a roofing panel that is between the ribs of the panel.
  12. A closed vessel for boiling or evaporating as part of manufacture; a vacuum pan.
  13. The part of a flintlock that holds the priming.
  14. The skull, considered as a vessel containing the brain; the brainpan.
  15. (figuratively) The brain, seen as one's intellect
  16. (carpentry) A recess, or bed, for the leaf of a hinge.
  17. The hard stratum of earth that lies below the soil; hardpan.
Verb
  1. (transitive) To wash in a pan (of earth, sand etc. when searching for gold).
  2. (transitive) To disparage; to belittle; to put down; to criticise severely.
  3. (intransitive) With "out" (to pan out), to turn out well; to be successful.
  4. (transitive, informal, of a contest) To beat one's opposition convincingly.
  5. (informal) To criticize harshly a work (like a book, movie, etc.)
Verb
  1. to turn horizontally (of a camera etc.)
  2. (intransitive, photography) to move the camera lens angle while continuing to expose the film, enabling a contiguous view and enrichment of context. In still-photography large-group portraits the film usually remains on a horizontal fixed plane as the lens and/or the film holder moves to expose the film laterally. The resulting image may extend a short distance laterally or as great as 360 degrees from the point where the film first began to be exposed.
  3. (audio) To spread a sound signal into a new stereo or multichannel sound field, typically giving the impression that it is moving across the sound stage.
Noun
  1. Alternative form of paan
Verb
  1. To join or fit together; to unite.
Noun
  1. A part; a portion.
  2. (fortifications) The distance comprised between the angle of the epaule and the flanked angle.
  3. A leaf of gold or silver.
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