• Panel


    • IPA: /ˈpænÉ™l/
    • Rhymes: -ænÉ™l


    From Old French panel, from Latin pannus.

    Full definition of panel



    (plural panels)
    1. A (usually) rectangular section of a surface, or of a covering or of a wall, fence etc.; (architecture) A sunken compartment with raised margins, moulded or otherwise, as in ceilings, wainscotings, etc.Behind the picture was a panel on the wall.
    2. A group of people gathered to judge, interview, discuss etc. as on a television or radio broadcast for example.Today's panel includes John Smith.
    3. An individual frame or drawing in a comic.The last panel of a comic strip usually contains a punchline.
    4. (legal) A document containing the names of persons summoned as jurors by the sheriff; hence, more generally, the whole jury.
    5. (legal, Scotland) A prisoner arraigned for trial at the bar of a criminal court.
    6. (obsolete) A piece of cloth serving as a saddle.
    7. A soft pad beneath a saddletree to prevent chafing.
    8. (joinery) A board having its edges inserted in the groove of a surrounding frame.the panel of a door
    9. (masonry) One of the faces of a hewn stone.
    10. (masonry) A slab or plank of wood used instead of a canvas for painting on.
    11. (mining) A heap of dressed ore.
    12. (mining) One of the districts divided by pillars of extra size, into which a mine is laid off in one system of extracting coal.
    13. (dressmaking) A plain strip or band, as of velvet or plush, placed at intervals lengthwise on the skirt of a dress, for ornament.
    14. A portion of a framed structure between adjacent posts or struts, as in a bridge truss.

    Derived terms


    1. to fit with panels
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