[ peyn ]
/ peɪn /


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.

Nearby words

  1. pandoura,
  2. pandowdy,
  3. pandurate,
  4. pandure,
  5. pandy,
  6. paned,
  7. paneer,
  8. panegyric,
  9. panegyrist,
  10. panegyrize

Origin of pane

1250–1300; Middle English pane, pan strip of cloth, section < Middle French pan < Latin pannus cloth; akin to Old English fana flag; see vane

Related formspane·less, adjective


[ pa-ney; French pa-ney ]
/ pæˈneɪ; French paˈneɪ /


(of food) prepared with bread crumbs; breaded.

Origin of pané

From French Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for pane

British Dictionary definitions for pane


/ (peɪn) /


a sheet of glass in a window or door
a panel of a window, door, wall, etc
a flat section or face, as of a cut diamond
  1. any of the rectangular marked divisions of a sheet of stamps made for convenience in selling
  2. a single page in a stamp bookletSee also tête-bêche, se tenant

Word Origin for pane

C13: from Old French pan portion, from Latin pannus rag

noun, verb

a variant of peen


/ French (pane) /


(of fish, meat, etc) dipped or rolled in breadcrumbs before cooking
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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.

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