"pans" in the noun sense
1. pan, cooking pan
cooking utensil consisting of a wide metal vessel
2. Pan, 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
shallow container made of metal
4. Pan, genus Pan
chimpanzees more closely related to Australopithecus than to other pongids
"pans" in the verb sense
make a sweeping movement
"The camera panned across the room"
2. pan, pan out, pan off
wash dirt in a pan to separate out the precious minerals
3. pan, tear apart, trash
express a totally negative opinion of
"The critics panned the performance"
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