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English noun: pan

1. pan (artifact) cooking utensil consisting of a wide metal vessel


Synonymscooking pan


Broader (hypernym)cooking utensil, cookware


Narrower (hyponym)drip pan, dripping pan, frying pan, frypan, omelet pan, omelette pan, patty-pan, roaster, saucepan, skillet, wok

2. Pan (person) (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


Synonymsgoat god


Instance hypernymGreek deity


Domain categoryGreek mythology

3. pan (artifact) shallow container made of metal


Broader (hypernym)container


Narrower (hyponym)bain-marie, dishpan, drip pan, pannikin, warming pan


Part holonympanhandle

4. Pan (animal) chimpanzees; more closely related to Australopithecus than to other pongids


Synonymsgenus Pan


Broader (hypernym)mammal genus


Member holonymbonobo, chimp, chimpanzee, Pan paniscus, Pan troglodytes, pygmy chimpanzee


Member meronymfamily Pongidae, Pongidae


English verb: pan

1. pan (motion) make a sweeping movement


SamplesThe camera panned across the room.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

2. pan (contact) wash dirt in a pan to separate out the precious minerals


Synonymspan off, pan out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)wash

3. pan (communication) express a totally negative opinion of


SamplesThe critics panned the performance.


ExamplesSam and Sue pan the movie


Synonymstear apart, trash


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)belittle, disparage, pick at









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