Definitions for PENpɛn

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. pen(noun)

    a writing implement with a point from which ink flows

  2. pen(noun)

    an enclosure for confining livestock

  3. playpen, pen(noun)

    a portable enclosure in which babies may be left to play

  4. penitentiary, pen(noun)

    a correctional institution for those convicted of major crimes

  5. pen(verb)

    female swan

  6. write, compose, pen, indite(verb)

    produce a literary work

    "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels"

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Pen(noun)

    a feather

  2. Pen(noun)

    a wing

  3. Pen(noun)

    an instrument used for writing with ink, formerly made of a reed, or of the quill of a goose or other bird, but now also of other materials, as of steel, gold, etc. Also, originally, a stylus or other instrument for scratching or graving

  4. Pen(noun)

    fig.: A writer, or his style; as, he has a sharp pen

  5. Pen(noun)

    the internal shell of a squid

  6. Pen(noun)

    a female swan

  7. Pen(verb)

    to write; to compose and commit to paper; to indite; to compose; as, to pen a sonnet

  8. Pen

    to shut up, as in a pen or cage; to confine in a small inclosure or narrow space; to coop up, or shut in; to inclose

  9. Pen(noun)

    a small inclosure; as, a pen for sheep or for pigs

  10. Origin: [OE. pennen, AS. pennan in on-pennan to unfasten, prob. from the same source as pin, and orig. meaning, to fasten with a peg.See Pin, n. & v.]

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  1. Pen

    A pen is a writing implement used to apply ink to a surface, usually paper, for writing or drawing. Historically, reed pens, quill pens, and dip pens were used, with a nib dipped in the ink. Ruling pens allow precise adjustment of line width, and still find a few specialized uses, but technical pens such as the Rapidograph are more commonly used. Modern types also include ballpoint, rollerball, fountain, and felt or ceramic tip pens.

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PEN' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1806

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PEN' in Nouns Frequency: #1583

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