(noun, verb)


1. sheet that forms a distinct (usually flat and rectangular) section or component of something

Definition categories: man–made, sheet

2. a committee appointed to judge a competition

Similar word(s): jury

Definition categories: group, commission, committee

3. (law) a group of people summoned for jury service (from whom a jury will be chosen)

Similar word(s): venire

Definition categories: group, body

4. a group of people gathered for a special purpose as to plan or discuss an issue or judge a contest etc

Definition categories: group, body

5. a soft pad placed under a saddle

Definition categories: man–made, pad

6. a piece of cloth that is generally triangular or tapering; used in making garments or umbrellas or sails

Similar word(s): gore

Definition categories: man–made

7. (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'

Definition categories: man–made, window

8. 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

Similar word(s): board

Definition categories: man–made

Sentences with panel as a noun:

- Behind the picture was a panel on the wall.

- Today's panel includes John Smith.

- The last panel of a comic strip usually contains a punchline.

- the panel of a door


1. decorate with panels

- panel the walls with wood

Definition categories: creation, adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament

2. select from a list

- empanel prospective jurors

Similar word(s): empanel, impanel

Definition categories: cognition, choose, select, take