Definitions for: Panel


[n] electrical device consisting of an insulated panel containing 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] (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] sheet that forms a distinct (usually flat) section or component of something
[n] a pad placed under a saddle
[n] a group of people gathered for a special purpose as to plan or discuss an issue or judge a contest etc
[n] (law) a group of people summoned for jury service (from whom a jury will be chosen)
[n] a committee appointed to judge a competition
[v] select from a list, as of prospective jurors
[v] decorate with panels, as of walls or ceilings



Webster (1913) Definition: Pan"el, n. (A["e]ronautics)
A segment of an a["e]roplane 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.


Pan"el, n. [Orig., a little piece; OF. panel, pannel, F.
panneau, dim. of pan skirt, lappet, part or piece of a wall,
side. See 2d Pane.]
1. (Arch.) A sunken compartment with raised margins, molded
or otherwise, as in ceilings, wainscotings, etc.



2. (Law)
(a) A piece of parchment or a schedule, containing the
names of persons summoned as jurors by the sheriff;
hence, more generally, the whole jury. --Blackstone.
(b) (Scots Law) A prisoner arraigned for trial at the bar
of a criminal court. --Burrill.

3. Formerly, a piece of cloth serving as a saddle; hence, a
soft pad beneath a saddletree to prevent chafing.

4. (Joinery) A board having its edges inserted in the groove
of a surrounding frame; as, the panel of a door.

5. (Masonry) One of the faces of a hewn stone. --Gwilt.

6. (Painting) A slab or plank of wood upon which, instead of
canvas, a picture is painted.

7. (Mining)
(a) A heap of dressed ore.
(b) One of the districts divided by pillars of extra size,
into which a mine is laid off in one system of
extracting coal.

8. (Dressmaking) A plain strip or band, as of velvet or
plush, placed at intervals lengthwise on the skirt of a
dress, for ornament.

9. A portion of a framed structure between adjacent posts or
struts, as in a bridge truss.

Panel game, a method of stealing money in a panel house.

Panel house, a house of prostitution in which the rooms
have secret entrances to facilitate theft by accomplices
of the inmates.

Panel saw, handsaw with fine teeth, -- used for cutting out
panels, etc.

Panel thief, one who robs in a panel house.


Pan"el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Paneledor Panelled; p.
pr. & vb. n. Paneling or Panelling.]
To form in or with panels; as, to panel a wainscot.



Paneled back (Arch.), the paneled work covering the window
back. See Window back.

Synonyms: board, control board, control panel, dialog box, empanel, impanel, instrument panel, jury, venire

See Also: adorn, beautify, body, caisson, choose, coffer, commission, committee, dado, dashboard, decorate, electrical device, embellish, flat solid, footboard, grace, graphical user interface, GUI, headboard, idiot light, lacuna, ornament, pad, pane, paneling, panelist, panelling, panellist, pick out, select, sheet, take, wainscot, wainscoting, wainscotting, window

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