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Dictionary definition for: Pan

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

2. (v) make a sweeping movement; "The camera panned across the room"

3. (n) (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

4. (v) wash dirt in a pan to separate out the precious minerals

5. (n) shallow container made of metal

6. (v) express a totally negative opinion of; "The critics panned the performance"

7. (n) chimpanzees; more closely related to Australopithecus than to other pongids

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