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Definitions of panel

  1. 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"
  2. select from a list, as of prospective jurors
  3. decorate with panels, as of walls or ceilings
  4. sheet that forms a distinct ( usually flat) section or component of something
  5. a pad placed under a saddle
  6. a group of people gathered for a special purpose as to plan or discuss an issue or judge a contest etc
  7. ( law) a group of people summoned for jury service ( from whom a jury will be chosen)
  8. select from a list; " empanel prospective jurors"
  9. decorate with panels; " panel the walls with wood"
  10. A segment of an aeroplane 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.
  11. A sunken compartment with raised margins, molded or otherwise, as in ceilings, wainscotings, etc.
  12. A piece of parchment or a schedule, containing the names of persons summoned as jurors by the sheriff; hence, more generally, the whole jury.
  13. A prisoner arraigned for trial at the bar of a criminal court.
  14. Formerly, a piece of cloth serving as a saddle; hence, a soft pad beneath a saddletree to prevent chafing.
  15. A board having its edges inserted in the groove of a surrounding frame; as, the panel of a door.
  16. One of the faces of a hewn stone.
  17. A slab or plank of wood upon which, instead of canvas, a picture is painted.
  18. A heap of dressed ore.
  19. One of the districts divided by pillars of extra size, into which a mine is laid off in one system of extracting coal.
  20. A plain strip or band, as of velvet or plush, placed at intervals lengthwise on the skirt of a dress, for ornament.
  21. A portion of a framed structure between adjacent posts or struts, as in a bridge truss.
  22. To form in or with panels; as, to panel a wainscot.
  23. A division or section of a wall or ceiling; a piece of board, the edges of which are put in a frame; as, the panel of a door; a thin board on which a picture is painted; the picture itself; a list of persons summoned to serve as jurors; the whole jury.
  24. To form, flt, or decorate with strips or sections of different kind, color, or design.
  25. To form or divide into panels; decorate with panels.
  26. An official list of persons summoned for jury - duty.
  27. Paneling.
  28. A piece of board whose edges are inserted in a frame; a schedule containing names of persons chosen for certain duties; the whole jury; the criminal at the bar.
  29. To form with panels. See Pane.
  30. A piece of boarding inserted into a frame thicker than itself; a compartment of a wainscot or ceiling; a schedule containing the names of certain persons summoned by a sheriff to act as jurymen; in Scotch law, a prisoner on trial before the bar of a criminal court.
  31. To form or furnish with panels.
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Usage examples for panel

  1. A low rumble of voices reached the couple as they stood with ears pressed against the panel. – Danger at the Drawbridge by Mildred A. Wirt
  2. After waiting for a while he put his ear against the panel and listened. – An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad
  3. He pressed a button on an instrument panel in his desk. – Brain Twister by Gordon Randall Garrett Laurence Mark Janifer
  4. In front of it Jimmie sank to his knees and pushed back the panel. – Somewhere in France by Richard Harding Davis
  5. Still he crouched there, his ear to the panel- and then, satisfied at last, he tried the door. – The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  6. He moved back the panel. – The Master Mystery by Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey
  7. He could saw out a panel, but that would make a noise, and he still had the feeling that someone was in that house. – The City of Fire by Grace Livingston Hill
  8. A smaller panel, sounding hollow, was discovered to have a pair of hinges. – Historic Homes by Mary H. Northend
  9. Just then the panel moved. – Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas
  10. He would have opened his panel, we would have talked in a friendly way, and separated with a friendly shake of the hand. – The Adventures of a Special Correspondent by Jules Verne
  11. He rapped on the panel with the butt of the gun. – A Man to His Mate by J. Allan Dunn
  12. One cold winter's night he sat brooding over the fire, wondering where he should get food for the morrow, when he heard feet coming up to the door, and a knock striking low down upon the panel. – The Field of Clover by Laurence Housman
  13. One was peering in, his face at a panel, another kneeling at the lock. – Darrel of the Blessed Isles by Irving Bacheller
  14. After a while I saw her figure through the ground- glass panel approach the door, but before she opened it, she turned out the light in the passage. – The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne by William J. Locke
  15. Captain Taylor rapped on the panel of the old oak door; the crouching figures in the crowd settled back to their seats with rustlings and sighs. – The Bondboy by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  16. " Then the Crown assoilzies the panel and deserts the diet," said the little gentleman. – Salute to Adventurers by John Buchan
  17. Looking at Dr. Ku, he said: I have Friday posted here because of the secret panel somewhere in this wall. – The Passing of Ku Sui by Anthony Gilmore
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