Manufacturers, retailers, cooks and dictionary writers differ in their opinions on this question, but most people would accept the following:
A frying pan has sloping sides and is usually sold without a lid. The sloping sides help to prevent a build-up of steam in the pan.
A sauté pan generally has a lid and more-or-less vertical sides,
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Often there’s no difference between these words. But good dictionaries point to some subtle differences. For example, we can’t use use ‘sort’ or ‘kind’ after a noun in a sentence like: ‘What is your blood type?’ Read more >>>
It was a historic moment. = an important moment in history. It is a historical novel. = a novel about a period in history. Compare ‘a historic event‘ (an event that changed history) and ‘a historical event’ (such as a parade in historical costumes) Read more >>>