- one of the divisions of a window or the like, consisting of a single plate of glass in a frame.
- a plate of glass for such a division.
- a panel, as of a wainscot, ceiling, door, etc.
- a flat section, side, or surface, as one of the sides of a bolthead.
- Philately. a sheet of stamps or any large portion of one, as a half or a quarter, as issued by the post office.
Origin of pane
- (of food) prepared with bread crumbs; breaded.
Origin of pané
Examples from the Web for pane
The two made fast friends, running back and forth separated by a pane of glass.Kids React to Gay Marriage, What’s Wrong With ‘Titanic,’ and More Viral Videos
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November 9, 2013
Some found themselves behind a pane of bulletproof glass, others behind white roof-supporting columns.Norway Puts Hate on Trial, With Anders Behring Breivik’s Ugly Beliefs
April 15, 2012
Yates caught up a handful of sand, and flung it lightly against the pane.In the Midst of Alarms
A moment's hesitation, and he tapped resolutely on the pane with his finger tips.The Inn at the Red Oak
He almost smashed a pane of glass with his shoulder as he missed the door.L'Assommoir
To please her, the priest left a pane or two in each window unfilled.Abbe Mouret's Transgression
There was a sound from behind the pane as if the imprisoned one had slapped his knee.Keziah Coffin
Joseph C. Lincoln
- a variant of peen
- (of fish, meat, etc) dipped or rolled in breadcrumbs before cooking
Word Origin and History for pane
mid-13c., "garment, part of a garment," later "side of a building, section of a wall," from Old French pan "section, piece, panel" (11c.), from Latin pannum (nominative pannus) "piece of cloth, garment," possibly from PIE root *pan- "fabric" (cf. Gothic fana "piece of cloth," Greek penos "web," Old English fanna "flag"). Sense of "window glass" first attested mid-15c.