- 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
Origin of paneling
Related Words for panellingstuff, cover, fill, fabricate, mold, enclose, erect, construct, quilt, overlay, wad, bush, face, reinforce, sheath, panel, incrust, encrust, wainscot, manufacture
Examples from the Web for panelling
Historical Examples of panelling
During the late repairs this panelling was removed and sold.A Walk from London to Fulham
Thomas Crofton Croker
Above the panelling is some open tracery of beautiful design.Bell's Cathedrals: The Abbey Church of Tewkesbury
H. J. L. J. Mass
Many of them were of solid oak, and the panelling in the rooms corresponded.Hammersmith, Fulham and Putney
Geraldine Edith Mitton
What grace and charm in the panelling—what dignity in the proportions!Man and Maid
There were, I am sure, recesses behind the panelling in that room.The Chestermarke Instinct
J. S. Fletcher
- 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
also paneling, 1800, verbal noun from panel (v.).
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.