- 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
Examples from the Web for 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|Justin Jones|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A panel of citizens will decide the fate of Officer Wilson rather than law-enforcement professionals or a lone judge.
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.
In the panel of the wall he opened a small secret drawer, zinc-lined, and put the will in it.The Bishop of Cottontown|John Trotwood Moore
He long afterwards discovered in a shoemaker's shop a panel of the head which belonged to the torso.Leonardo da Vinci|Maurice W. Brockwell
State three sections or areas at which a panel may be enriched.Industrial Arts Design|William H. Varnum
In a rage, he slammed the door and planted a tremendous kick in the middle of the panel with his heavy boot.A Journal From Our Legation in Belgium|Hugh Gibson
This panel is, of course, the principal part of the altar-piece.Great Artists, Vol 1.|Jennie Ellis Keysor
British Dictionary definitions for panel
- 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
Word Origin and History for panel (1 of 2)
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.