What is Pan ?

Pan is (noun) 1. a metal cooking container with a handle Boil the potatoes in a pan of water. She burnt her hand on the hot frying pan. 2. the bowl of a lavatory (verb) 1. to criticise something His latest film has been panned by the critics. 2. to pan for gold to sift mud in a stream hoping to find gold in it 3. to move a camera sideways to take in a wider view (NOTE: panning panned)


source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level