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Noun pan has 4 senses
  1. pan, cooking pan - cooking utensil consisting of a wide metal vessel
    --1 is a kind of cooking utensil, cookware
    --1 has particulars:
     dripping pan, drip pan; frying pan, frypan, skillet; omelet pan, omelette pan; patty-pan; roaster; saucepan; wok
  2. Pan, the goat god - (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
    --2 is a kind of Greek deity
  3. pan - shallow container made of metal
    --3 is a kind of
    --3 has part: panhandle
    --3 has particulars: bain-marie; dishpan; drip pan; pannikin; warming pan
    Derived form: verb pan2
  4. Pan, genus Pan - chimpanzees; more closely related to Australopithecus than to other pongids
    --4 is a kind of mammal genus
    --4 is a member of Pongidae, family Pongidae
    --4 has members:
     chimpanzee, chimp, Pan troglodytes; pygmy chimpanzee, bonobo, Pan paniscus
Verb pan has 3 senses
  1. pan - make a sweeping movement; "The camera panned across the room"
    --1 is one way to
    travel, go, move, locomote
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  2. pan, pan out, pan off - wash dirt in a pan to separate out the precious minerals
    --2 is one way to wash
    Derived form: noun pan3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. pan, tear apart, trash - express a totally negative opinion of; "The critics panned the performance"
    --3 is one way to disparage, belittle, pick at
    Sample sentence:
    Sam and Sue pan the movie
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