What does panel mean?

Definitions for panel
ˈpæn lpan·el

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. panel(noun)

    sheet that forms a distinct (usually flat and rectangular) section or component of something

  2. jury, panel(noun)

    a committee appointed to judge a competition

  3. panel, venire(noun)

    (law) a group of people summoned for jury service (from whom a jury will be chosen)

  4. panel(noun)

    a group of people gathered for a special purpose as to plan or discuss an issue or judge a contest etc

  5. panel(noun)

    a soft pad placed under a saddle

  6. gore, panel(noun)

    a piece of cloth that is generally triangular or tapering; used in making garments or umbrellas or sails

  7. dialog box, panel(noun)

    (computer science) a small temporary window in a graphical user interface that appears in order to request information from the user; after the information has been provided the user dismisses the box with `okay' or `cancel'

  8. control panel, instrument panel, control board, board, panel(verb)

    electrical device consisting of a flat insulated surface that contains switches and dials and meters for controlling other electrical devices

    "he checked the instrument panel"; "suddenly the board lit up like a Christmas tree"

  9. panel(verb)

    decorate with panels

    "panel the walls with wood"

  10. empanel, impanel, panel(verb)

    select from a list

    "empanel prospective jurors"


  1. Panel(n.)

    Hence: Any group of persons selected to judge a contest, conduct a discussion, serve as advisers, or participate in any group activity in which they will provide information or make judgments.

  2. Origin: [Orig., a little piece; OF. panel, pannel, F. panneau, dim. of pan skirt, lappet, part or piece of a wall, side. See 2d Pane.]


  1. panel(Noun)

    A (usually) rectangular section of a surface, or of a covering or of a wall, fence etc.

    Behind the picture was a panel on the wall

  2. panel(Noun)

    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. panel(Noun)

    In the comics medium, individual frame or drawing in a multiple-panel sequence

  4. panel(Verb)

    to fit with panels

  5. Origin: From panel, from pannus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Panel(noun)

    a sunken compartment with raised margins, molded or otherwise, as in ceilings, wainscotings, etc

  2. Panel(noun)

    a piece of parchment or a schedule, containing the names of persons summoned as jurors by the sheriff; hence, more generally, the whole jury

  3. Panel(noun)

    a prisoner arraigned for trial at the bar of a criminal court

  4. Panel(noun)

    formerly, a piece of cloth serving as a saddle; hence, a soft pad beneath a saddletree to prevent chafing

  5. Panel(noun)

    a board having its edges inserted in the groove of a surrounding frame; as, the panel of a door

  6. Panel(noun)

    one of the faces of a hewn stone

  7. Panel(noun)

    a slab or plank of wood upon which, instead of canvas, a picture is painted

  8. Panel(noun)

    a heap of dressed ore

  9. Panel(noun)

    one of the districts divided by pillars of extra size, into which a mine is laid off in one system of extracting coal

  10. Panel(noun)

    a plain strip or band, as of velvet or plush, placed at intervals lengthwise on the skirt of a dress, for ornament

  11. Panel(noun)

    a portion of a framed structure between adjacent posts or struts, as in a bridge truss

  12. Panel(verb)

    to form in or with panels; as, to panel a wainscot

  13. Origin: [Orig., a little piece; OF. panel, pannel, F. panneau, dim. of pan skirt, lappet, part or piece of a wall, side. See 2d Pane.]


  1. Panel

    A panel is an individual frame, or single drawing, in the multiple-panel sequence of a comic strip or comic book. A panel consists of a single drawing depicting a frozen moment. Newspaper daily strips typically consist of either four panels or three panels, all of the same size. The horizontal newspaper strip can also employ only a single panel, as sometimes seen in Wiley Miller's Non Sequitur. In Asia, a vertical four-panel arrangement is common in newspapers, such as with Azumanga Daioh. In a comic book or graphic novel, the shapes of panels and the number of panels on a page may vary widely. The word panel may also refer to a cartoon consisting of a single drawing; the usage is a shortened form of "single-panel comic". In contrast to multi-panel strips, which may involve extended dialogue in speech balloons, a typical panel comic has only one spoken line, printed in a caption beneath the panel itself. Many panel comics are syndicated and published daily, on a newspaper page with other syndicated cartoons that are collectively known as comic strips. Major comic strips in panel format include The Far Side, Dennis the Menace, The Family Circus, Ziggy, Herman and Ripley's Believe It or Not. In this context, panels are contrasted with the more common comic strip format, which consists of an actual "strip" of multiple drawings that tell a story in sequence.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Panel

    pan′el, n. a rectangular piece of any material: (archit.) a flat surface with raised margins, or with a surrounding frame: a thin board on which a picture is painted: (law) a schedule containing the names of those summoned to serve as jurors: the jury: (Scots law) a prisoner at the bar: a frame for carrying a mortar: a rail in a post-and-rail fence.—v.t. to furnish with panels:—pr.p. pan′elling; pa.p. pan′elled.—Also Pann′el.—ns. Pan′el-game, the act of stealing articles by means of a sliding panel; Pan′elling, panel-work; Pan′el-pic′ture, a picture painted on a panel; Pan′el-plān′er, a machine for dressing panels and feathering their edges to fit them to the grooves in the stiles; Pan′el-saw, a saw for cutting very thin wood; Pan′el-strip, a narrow piece of wood or metal for covering a joint between two panels; Pan′el-work′ing, a method of working a coal-mine by dividing it into compartments. [O. Fr.,—Low L. pannellus—L. pannus, a rag.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'panel' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2956

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'panel' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1655

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'panel' in Nouns Frequency: #943

Anagrams for panel »

  1. Alpen

  2. penal

  3. plena

  4. Nepal

  5. plane

How to pronounce panel?

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How to say panel in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of panel in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of panel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of panel in a Sentence

  1. Shailesh Vaite:

    The panel is playing into the tobacco industry's ploy.

  2. Jeh Johnson:

    The panel's recommendations are astute, thorough and fair.

  3. Kim Yeong-mi:

    We can heat our homes with a heater powered by a solar panel.

  4. Samantha Heller:

    The nutrition facts panel is confusing for just about everyone.

  5. Shinyoung Securities:

    The negative panel price outlook given by the company is dragging down the shares.

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