- a list of persons summoned for service as jurors.
- the body of persons composing a jury.
- (in Scotland) the person or persons arraigned for trial.
- a flat piece of wood of varying kinds on which a picture is painted.
- a picture painted on such a piece of wood.
- the space on the chord of a truss between any two adjacent joints made by principal web members with the chord.
- the space within the web of a truss between any two such joints and a corresponding pair of joints or a single joint on an opposite chord.
verb (used with object), pan·eled, pan·el·ing or (especially British) pan·elled, pan·el·ling.
Origin of panel
Related Words for paneltribunal, forum, cabinet, commission, bureau, board, jury, group, council, representatives
Examples from the Web for panel
Contemporary Examples of panel
Videos of Quorum: Global LGBT Voices talks and panel discussions will be broadcasted on The Daily Beast in coming months.A Quorum For Change: The Fight For Global LGBT Equality
December 11, 2014
A panel of citizens will decide the fate of Officer Wilson rather than law-enforcement professionals or a lone judge.There’s No Conspiracy in Ferguson’s Secret Jury
November 17, 2014
In addition to Carolines on Broadway, the panel was organized by NYWIFT and the New York Comedy Festival.
Not that the panel was one giant bashing of the male-dominated comedy world.
To watch Sarah Crowe in a panel discussion about Ebola at Women in the World Texas on October 22, click here.The Life of a Liberian Child with Ebola
November 5, 2014
Historical Examples of panel
This time he did not desist until he had broken through the panel.Brave and Bold
Of a sudden, her eyes noted the black lines that lay across the panel of light.Within the Law
Presently the explosion of a fire-arm was heard; they had shot through the panel.Night and Morning, Complete
She lifted the latch, and set her shoulder against the panel.Meadow Grass
He whispered to Charlotte, pointing to a panel of it higher than any one's head.The Cavalier
George Washington Cable
- a group of persons selected to act as a team in a quiz, to judge a contest, to discuss a topic before an audience, etc
- (as modifier)a panel game
- a list of persons summoned for jury service
- the persons on a specific jury
- a thin board used as a surface or backing for an oil painting
- a painting done on such a surface
- a list of patients insured under the National Health Insurance Scheme
- a list of medical practitioners within a given area available for consultation by these patients
verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled (tr)
- to empanel (a jury)
- (in Scotland) to bring (a person) to trial; indict
Word Origin for panel
early 14c., from Old French panel "piece of cloth, piece, saddle cushion" (Modern French panneau), from Vulgar Latin *pannellus, diminutive of Latin pannus "piece of cloth" (see pane). Anglo-French legalese sense of "piece of parchment (cloth) listing jurors" led by late 14c. to meaning "jury." General sense of "persons called on to advise, judge, discuss," etc. is from 1570s. Sense of "distinct part of surface of a wall, door, etc." is first recorded c.1600.