[ pan-l-ing ]
/ ˈpæn l ɪŋ /


wood or other material made into panels.
a surface of panels, especially of decorative wood or woodlike panels.
panels collectively.
Also especially British, pan·el·ling.

Origin of paneling

First recorded in 1815–25; panel + -ing1

Definition for paneling (2 of 2)


[ pan-l ]
/ ˈpæn l /


verb (used with object), pan·eled, pan·el·ing or (especially British) pan·elled, pan·el·ling.

Origin of panel

1250–1300; Middle English < Old French panel a piece (of anything), diminutive of pan piece of cloth or the like. See pane, -elle

Related forms

re·pan·el, verb (used with object), re·pan·eled, re·pan·el·ing or (especially British) re·pan·elled, re·pan·el·ling.sub·pan·el, nounun·pan·eled, adjectiveun·pan·elled, adjective

Can be confused

board committee council panel trust

Usage note Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for paneling


/ (ˈpænəl) /


verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled (tr)

Word Origin for panel

C13: from Old French: portion, from pan piece of cloth, from Latin pannus; see pane 1
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