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English noun: panel

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

Broader (hypernym)flat solid, sheet

Narrower (hyponym)caisson, coffer, dado, footboard, headboard, lacuna, pane, paneling, panelling, wainscot, wainscot, wainscoting, wainscotting, window

2. panel (group) a committee appointed to judge a competition


Broader (hypernym)commission, committee

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


Broader (hypernym)body

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

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

Broader (hypernym)body

Member holonympanelist, panellist

5. panel (artifact) a soft pad placed under a saddle

Broader (hypernym)pad

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


Broader (hypernym)piece of cloth, piece of material

Part meronymfull skirt, gaiter, umbrella

7. panel (artifact) (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'

Synonymsdialog box

Broader (hypernym)window

Part meronymgraphical user interface, GUI

Domain categorycomputer science, computing

8. panel (artifact) electrical device consisting of a flat insulated surface that contains switches and dials and meters for controlling other electrical devices

SamplesHe checked the instrument panel.
Suddenly the board lit up like a Christmas tree.

Synonymsboard, control board, control panel, instrument panel

Broader (hypernym)electrical device

Narrower (hyponym)dashboard, fascia

Part holonymidiot light

English verb: panel

1. panel (creation) decorate with panels

SamplesPanel the walls with wood.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament

2. panel (cognition) select from a list

SamplesEmpanel prospective jurors.

Synonymsempanel, impanel

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)choose, pick out, select, take

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