What does pan mean?

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  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.
  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.)
  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.
  1. Alternative form of paan
  1. To join or fit together; to unite.
  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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