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.

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

paneless, adjective Unabridged
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pane1 (peɪn)
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
 a.  any of the rectangular marked divisions of a sheet of stamps made for convenience in selling
 b.  tête-bêche See also se tenant a single page in a stamp booklet
[C13: from Old French pan portion, from Latin pannus rag]

pane2 (peɪn)
n, —vb
a variant of peen

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

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Word Origin & History

mid-13c., "garment, part of a garment," later "side of a building, section of a wall," from O.Fr. pan "piece, panel" (11c.), from L. pannum (nom. pannus) "piece of cloth, garment," probably cognate with Goth. fana "piece of cloth," Gk. penos "web." Sense of "window glass" first attested mid-15c.
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