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pane

[peyn] /peɪn/
noun
1.
one of the divisions of a window or the like, consisting of a single plate of glass in a frame.
2.
a plate of glass for such a division.
3.
a panel, as of a wainscot, ceiling, door, etc.
4.
a flat section, side, or surface, as one of the sides of a bolthead.
5.
Philately. a sheet of stamps or any large portion of one, as a half or a quarter, as issued by the post office.
Origin
1250-1300
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 forms
paneless, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for paneless

pane1

/peɪn/
noun
1.
a sheet of glass in a window or door
2.
a panel of a window, door, wall, etc
3.
a flat section or face, as of a cut diamond
4.
(philately)
  1. any of the rectangular marked divisions of a sheet of stamps made for convenience in selling
  2. a single page in a stamp booklet See also tête-bêche, se tenant
Word Origin
C13: from Old French pan portion, from Latin pannus rag

pane2

/peɪn/
noun, verb
1.
a variant of peen

pané

/pane/
adjective
1.
(of fish, meat, etc) dipped or rolled in breadcrumbs before cooking
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Word Origin and History for paneless

pane

n.

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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