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Definition 1: chimpanzees; more closely related to Australopithecus than to other pongids - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for pan in the sense of this definition

(pan is a kind of ...) a genus of mammals

(pan is a member of ...) intelligent somewhat arboreal ape of equatorial African forests

(pan is a member of ...) small chimpanzee of swamp forests in Zaire; a threatened species

(... is a member of pan) usually considered as comprising orangutans; gorillas; chimpanzees; and sometimes gibbons

Definition 2: shallow container made of metal - [noun denoting artifact]

(pan is a kind of ...) any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)

(... is a kind of pan ) a large pan that is filled with hot water; smaller pans containing food can be set in the larger pan to keep food warm or to cook food slowly

(... is a kind of pan ) large pan for washing dishes

(... is a kind of pan ) pan under a refrigerator for collecting liquid waste

(... is a kind of pan ) a small pan or cup (usually of tin)

(... is a kind of pan ) a long-handled covered pan holding live coals to warm a bed

(pan is a part of ...) the handle of a pan

Definition 3: cooking utensil consisting of a wide metal vessel - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for pan in the sense of this definition

(pan is a kind of ...) a kitchen utensil made of material that does not melt easily; used for cooking

(... is a kind of pan ) pan for catching drippings under roasting meat

(... is a kind of pan ) a pan used for frying foods

(... is a kind of pan ) pan for cooking omelets

(... is a kind of pan ) a pan for cooking patties or pasties

(... is a kind of pan ) a special cooking pan for roasting

(... is a kind of pan ) a deep pan with a handle; used for stewing or boiling

(... is a kind of pan ) pan with a convex bottom; used for frying in Chinese cooking

Definition 4: (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 - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for pan in the sense of this definition

(pan is an instance of ...) a deity worshipped by the ancient Greeks

(pan belongs to category ...) the mythology of the ancient Greeks

Definition 5: express a totally negative opinion of - [verb of communication]

Samples where pan or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The critics panned the performance

Synonyms for pan in the sense of this definition

(pan is a kind of ...) express a negative opinion of

"She disparaged her student's efforts"

Definition 6: wash dirt in a pan to separate out the precious minerals - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for pan in the sense of this definition

(pan is a kind of ...) separate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals)

Definition 7: make a sweeping movement - [verb of motion]

Samples where pan or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The camera panned across the room

(pan is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

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