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Definition of panel verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

panel

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈpænl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpænl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they panel
BrE BrE//ˈpænl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpænl//
 
he / she / it panels
BrE BrE//ˈpænəlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpænəlz//
 
past simple panelled
BrE BrE//ˈpænəld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpænəld//
 
past participle panelled
BrE BrE//ˈpænəld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpænəld//
 
(especially US English) past simple paneled
BrE BrE//ˈpænəld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpænəld//
 
(especially US English) past participle paneled
BrE BrE//ˈpænəld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpænəld//
 
-ing form panelling
BrE BrE//ˈpænəlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpænəlɪŋ//
 
(especially US English) -ing form paneling
BrE BrE//ˈpænəlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpænəlɪŋ//
 
 
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(panelling, panelled, (especially US English)paneling, paneled) [usually passive] panel something to cover or decorate a surface with flat strips of wood, glass, etc. The walls were panelled in oak. a glass-/wood-panelled door Word Origin Middle English: from Old French, literally ‘piece of cloth’, based on Latin pannus ‘(piece of) cloth’. The early sense ‘piece of parchment’ was extended to mean ‘list’, which led to the sense ‘advisory group’. Senses (1) to (3) come from the late Middle English sense ‘distinct section of a surface’.
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