- 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
Related Words for paneplate, layer, leaf, coat, blanket, surface, foil, piece, slab, area, stretch, stratum, sweep, ply, expanse, overlay, lamina, membrane, veneer, film
Examples from the Web for pane
Contemporary Examples of 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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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
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Historical Examples of pane
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
Word Origin for pane
- a variant of peen
- (of fish, meat, etc) dipped or rolled in breadcrumbs before cooking
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.