• One of the Wooden Panels Of Hosi, in The GÎzeh Museum
    One of the Wooden Panels Of Hosi, in The GÎzeh Museum
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v panel select from a list "empanel prospective jurors"
    • v panel decorate with panels "panel the walls with wood"
    • n panel 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"
    • n panel (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'
    • n panel a piece of cloth that is generally triangular or tapering; used in making garments or umbrellas or sails
    • n panel sheet that forms a distinct (usually flat and rectangular) section or component of something
    • n panel a soft pad placed under a saddle
    • n panel a group of people gathered for a special purpose as to plan or discuss an issue or judge a contest etc
    • n panel (law) a group of people summoned for jury service (from whom a jury will be chosen)
    • n panel a committee appointed to judge a competition
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Additional illustrations & photos:

a. Corner-iron. b. Straight plate. c. Panel-iron a. Corner-iron. b. Straight plate. c. Panel-iron
Door, Illustrating Panel Construction Door, Illustrating Panel Construction

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Death Star death ray control panel from the original is actually the control panel of Grass Valley Group GVG 300 Video (television) production switcher
    • Panel (Joinery) A board having its edges inserted in the groove of a surrounding frame; as, the panel of a door.
    • Panel (Mining) A heap of dressed ore.
    • Panel (Law) A piece of parchment or a schedule, containing the names of persons summoned as jurors by the sheriff;
    • Panel (Dressmaking) A plain strip or band, as of velvet or plush, placed at intervals lengthwise on the skirt of a dress, for ornament.
    • Panel A portion of a framed structure between adjacent posts or struts, as in a bridge truss.
    • Panel (Law) A prisoner arraigned for trial at the bar of a criminal court.
    • Panel (Aëronautics) A segment of an aëroplane wing. In a biplane the outer panel extends from the wing tip to the next row of posts, and is trussed by oblique stay wires.
    • Panel (Painting) A slab or plank of wood upon which, instead of canvas, a picture is painted.
    • Panel (Arch) A sunken compartment with raised margins, molded or otherwise, as in ceilings, wainscotings, etc.
    • Panel 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.
    • Panel Formerly, a piece of cloth serving as a saddle; hence, a soft pad beneath a saddletree to prevent chafing.
    • Panel (Mining) One of the districts divided by pillars of extra size, into which a mine is laid off in one system of extracting coal.
    • Panel (Masonry) One of the faces of a hewn stone.
    • v. t Panel To form in or with panels; as, to panel a wainscot.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The three central panels on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel tell the story of Adam and Eve.
    • n panel A piece, especially a rectangular piece, as of cloth, parchment, or wood. Specifically— A piece of cloth put on a horse's back to serve as a sort of saddle, or placed under a saddle to prevent the horse's back from being galled; also, a pad or pallet used as a saddle.
    • n panel Formerly, the slip of parchment containing the names of those who were summoned to serve upon a jury; a jury-list. See def. 3.
    • n panel In painting, a piece of wood, generally of oak, chestnut, or white poplar, on which a picture is painted as on canvas; also, a picture painted on such a piece of wood. The earliest paintings in oil were generally executed on panels, which were composed of various pieces of wood cemented together.
    • n panel A surface or compartment of a surface more or less distinct from others: a term used more especially in architecture and the constructive arts. In particular— Any area slightly sunk below or raised above the general face of the surrounding work; a compartment of a wainscot or ceiling, or of the surface of a wall, etc., sometimes inclosing sculptured ornament.
    • n panel In joinery, a tympanum or thin piece of wood, framed or received in a groove by two upright pieces or styles, and two transverse pieces or rails: as, the panels of doors, window-shutters, etc. See cut under door.
    • n panel In masonry, one of the faces of a hewn stone.
    • n panel In dress-making, an ornament of a skirt, consisting usually of a broad piece of stuff appliqué, or of embroidery, or the like, making a definite stripe on each side different from the rest of the skirt, leaving part of the original material between.
    • n panel In bookbinding, a part of the side depressed below the general surface, or the space on the back between two bands.
    • n panel In coal-mining, a separate compartment or area of a coal-seam, divided from the adjacent ones by thick masses or ribs of coal, 40, 50, or even 60 yards wide. Such panels may measure 300 feet or more on a side.
    • n panel In law: The persons summoned to sit on a jury.
    • n panel The jury selected for the trial of a cause.
    • n panel In scots law, the accused person in a criminal action from the time of his appearance.
    • n panel The stomach of a hawk.
    • n panel Milit., a carriage for the transportation of a mortar and its bed.
    • n panel In sporting, a rail in a post-and-rail fence.
    • n panel In carpentry, a panel whose longer dimension is horizontal.
    • panel To place a panel or saddlecloth on; saddle.
    • panel To form with panels; divide into or decorate with panels: as, to panel a wainscot; to panel a dress.
    • panel To decorate with medallions or spaces of any shape framed and occupied by a design different from that of the rest of the ground.
    • panel In telegraphy, to arrange in parallel, as wires.
    • n panel A heap of dressed ore.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Panel pan′el a rectangular piece of any material: : :
    • v.t Panel to furnish with panels:—pr.p. pan′elling; pa.p. pan′elled.—Also Pann′el
    • n Panel pan′el (archit.) a flat surface with raised margins, or with a surrounding frame: a thin board on which a picture is painted
    • n Panel pan′el (law) a schedule containing the names of those summoned to serve as jurors: the jury
    • n Panel pan′el (Scots law) a prisoner at the bar: a frame for carrying a mortar: a rail in a post-and-rail fence
    • ***


  • Abraham Lincoln
    “A jury too often has at least one member more ready to hang the panel than to hang the traitor.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Orig., a little piece; OF. panel, pannel, F. panneau, dim. of pan, skirt, lappet, part or piece of a wall, side. See 2d Pane
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—Low L. pannellus—L. pannus, a rag.


In literature:

The panel arrangement consisted of three pairs of nearly square panels above the lock rail and one pair twice as high below.
"The Colonial Architecture of Philadelphia" by Frank Cousins
Above the arch is a strip of shallow panelling, enclosed, as is the whole doorway, in a square moulded frame.
"Portuguese Architecture" by Walter Crum Watson
To our disappointment the panel eluded our every effort to negotiate its secret lock.
"The Gods of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The door has eight panels besides the semicircular one at the top.
"Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia" by Various
I listened at each of the panels, but there was only silence within.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various
Two charging panels are generally furnished with this outfit, and two charging lines may thus be used.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
One of the panels swung open.
"Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times" by Charles Carleton Coffin
A tiny panel in the door opened to his touch and he stared out into the light.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
Above is a horizontal panel, and there is generally one below the field.
"Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern" by Rosa Belle Holt
In an instant the panel of tapestry had closed behind her and she had sprung into Helene's arms.
"Angelot" by Eleanor Price

In poetry:

The treasures on your panels,
And down your galleries spread,
Are heartless robberies practised
On the living and the dead.
"The Painter Of Florence" by Ernest Jones
The names, rough-hewn, of equal size,
Stood on the panel still;
Unequal since.—"'Twas theirs to aim,
Mine was it to fulfil!"
"The Casterbridge Captains" by Thomas Hardy
A mist was driving down the British Channel,
The day was just begun,
And through the window-panes, on floor and panel,
Streamed the red autumn sun.
"The Warden Of The Cinque Ports. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I dreamt someone said that the bay would have made
The race safe if he'd STOOD a while longer;
IF he had, — but, like if, there the panel stands stiff —
He stood, but the panel stood stronger.
"Hippodromania; Or, Whiffs From The Pipe" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
There's Leslie and Uwins has rather small doings;
There's Dyce, as brave masther as England can show;
And the flowers and the sthrawherries, sure he no dauber is,
That painted the panels of famed Pimlico.
"The Pimlico Pavilion" by William Makepeace Thackeray
The guests were gone, save Sir Hugh alone,
And he watched the gleams that broke
On the pale hearth-stone, and flickered and shone
On the panels of polish'd oak;
He was 'ware of no presence except his own
Till the voice of young Margaret spoke:
"Fauconshawe" by Adam Lindsay Gordon

In news:

Public safety and personal management responsibilities threaded through much of the discussion among the "Big 4" panel of regional leaders today at a meeting in Birmingham.
Clunky front-panel USB 3.0 port solution.
Algies Bay tree plan too broad, says panel. File Rabbi David Krishef and his panel of clergy tackle the issue of panhandling in today's Ethics and Religion Talk.
Flexible Solar Panel Company Opens Oregon Factory.
He's also under investigation by a House ethics panel and, reportedly, the FBI.
Panel on biolab safety set for 1st meeting.
'Death panels' alive — and that's good news for all of us.
The "death panels" are back.
Obama Plans to Replace Bush's Bioethics Panel.
Panel ) that ignited the 2006 International AIDS Conference is about to be rekindled.
Panel anxious to tour biosphere .
The cartons have been shrink-wrapped with a panel featuring the old logo.
A single-judge panel rejected that request in November, but a three-judge panel granted the request to hear Earnest's argument.
EMEA, Lite Panels, discusses Lite Panels Sola and Inca models.

In science:

F I G . 2 . — Temperature profiles (upper panel) and spin down (lower panel) for the convective models of Table 3.
Rotational Evolution During Type I X-Ray Bursts
Top panel: time dependence of pulse; bottom panel: Fourier spectrum of recorded pulse for −20 µs ≤ t ≤ 12.768 µs.
Extensive Air Shower Radio Detection: Recent Results and Outlook
Top panel: before denoising; bottom panel: after denoising.
Extensive Air Shower Radio Detection: Recent Results and Outlook
The left and right panels correspond to the same panels of Figure 4.
Multiscale Gaussian Random Fields for Cosmological Simulations
We show the variation of Td with the diffusivity η for Model 1 (Top Panel) and Model 2 (Bottom Panel) in Figure 3.
Characteristics Of A Magnetic Buoyancy Driven Solar Dynamo Model