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Pan (mammal genus)

Definition:

a mammal genus of chimpanzees; more closely related to Australopithecus than to other pongids

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

Pan*
(* Pan may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

probably originally in the sense "the feeder" (i.e., herdsman), although the...
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of Pan...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Chimpanzee | chimp | Pan | Troglodytes [E. Geoffroy, 1812 (preoccupied), synonym] | Mimetes [Leach, 1820 (preoccupied), synonym] | Theranthropus [Brookes, 1828, synonym] | Chimpansee [Voight, 1831, synonym] | Anthropopithecus [Blainville, 1838, synonym] | Hylanthropus [Gloger, 1841, synonym] | ...

the common name for the two extant hominid species of apes in the genus Pan. The Congo River forms the boundary between the native habitats of the two species: Common chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes ; Bonobo, Pan paniscus ; Chimpanzees are members of the ... (43 of 6686 words, 11 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Chimpanzee

Britannica Encyclopedia:

Pan [Greek god]

in Greek mythology, a fertility deity, more or less bestial in form. He was associated by the Romans with Faunus. Originally an Arcadian deity, his ... (25 of 219 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/440525​/Pan

Collins Dictionary:

pan | paan | Pan | pan- | Pan. | hardpan, brainpan [sense-specific] | panful [synonym, sense-specific] | lavatory pan [synonym, sense-specific] | face [slang, sense-specific] | ...

a wide metal vessel used in cooking | [in combination] | the amount such a vessel will hold | any of various similar vessels used especially in ... (24 of 806 words, 28 definitions, 15 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/pan

Random House Dictionary:

pan | panned [past tense] | panning [present participle] | Pan | pan- | Pan. | pan out [sense-specific] | pan-: pant- [sense-specific] | pan-: panto- [sense-specific] | ...

a broad, shallow container of metal, usually having sides flaring outward toward the top, used in various forms for frying, baking, washing, etc. | ... (23 of 590 words, 34 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/pan

American Heritage Dictionary:

pan | panned [past tense] | panning [present participle] | pans [3rd-person singular present] | Pan | pan out

A shallow, wide, open container, usually of metal and without a lid, used for holding liquids, cooking, and other domestic purposes. | A vessel ... (23 of 388 words, 24 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pan

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Pan

in Greek religion and mythology, pastoral god of fertility. He was worshiped principally in Arcadia, and one legend states that he was the son of ... (25 of 149 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0837440​.html

Pan

in astronomy, one of the named moons, or natural satellites, of Saturn. Also known as Saturn XVIII (or S18), Pan is 12.5 mi (20 km) in diameter, ... (27 of 139 words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

Pan

Syllabification: (Pan) [Greek mythology] | a god of flocks and herds, typically represented with the horns, ears, and legs of a goat on a man's body. ... (25 of 103 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/Pan

Pan [Greek mythology]

a god of flocks and herds, typically represented with the horns, ears, and legs of a goat on a man's body. His sudden appearance was supposed to cause ... (28 of 100 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Pan

Merriam-Webster:

panama | Panama

a lightweight hat of natural-colored straw hand-plaited of narrow strips from the young leaves of the jipijapa ; also, a machine-made imitation of ... (23 of 50 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/panama

Pan [entry 1, noun]

a Greek god of pastures, flocks, and shepherds usually represented as having the legs, horns, and ears of a goat (20 of 35 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/pan

Wiktionary:

Pan | Pan paniscus [subtype, sense-specific] | Pan troglodytes - species [subtype, sense-specific]

[Greek mythology] Greek god of nature, often visualized as half goat and half man playing pipes. | [astronomy] A moon of the planet Saturn. (23 of 25 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Pan

Encarta Dictionary:

Pan

in Greek mythology, the god of nature, pastures, flocks, and forests, ... | the small innermost natural satellite of Saturn (19 of 55 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861723394​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

Pan

Origin: probably originally in the sense "the feeder" (i.e., herdsman), although the name was regularly associated with Greek pas or pan (= ... (21 of 35 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/Pan

Pan [Greek mythology]

Origin: probably originally in the sense "the feeder" (i.e. herdsman), although the name was regularly associated with Greek pas or pan (= ... (21 of 35 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Pan

Wiktionary:

Pan

Origin: Ancient Greek Πάν (Pan).

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Pan

Merriam-Webster:

Pan [entry 1, noun]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Latin, from Greek

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/pan

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

pan | paan | Pan | pan- | Pan.

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Pan"

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the Free Dictionary:

Pan

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Pan"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Pan"

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Google Dictionary:

Pan

Audio: English pronunciation of "Pan"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

freedictionary.org:

Pan

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Pan" by speech synthesizer

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