An open metal dish used to separate gold or other metal from gravel or waste by washing.
Either of the receptacles on a balance or pair of scales.
A vessel used for boiling and evaporating liquids.
A basin or depression in the earth, often containing mud or water.
A natural or artificial basin used to obtain salt by evaporating brine.
A freely floating piece of ice that has broken off a larger floe.
The small cavity in the lock of a flintlock used to hold powder.
Music A steel drum.
Slang The face.
Informal Severe criticism, especially a negative review: gave the film a pan.
To wash (gravel, for example) in a pan for gold or other precious metal.
To cook (food) in a pan: panned the fish right after catching it.
Informal To criticize or review harshly.
To wash gravel, sand, or other sediment in a pan.
To yield gold as a result of washing in a pan.
pan out To turn out well; be successful: "If I don't pan out as an actor I can still go back to school” ( Saul Bellow).
A leaf of the betel vine.
A chewing preparation of this leaf with betel nuts, spices, and lime, used in the Far East.
To move a movie or television camera to follow an object or create a panoramic effect.
To move (a camera) so as to follow a moving object or create a panoramic effect.