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pen1 US English

An instrument for writing or drawing with ink, typically consisting of a metal nib or ball, or a nylon tip, fitted into a metal or plastic holder

pen2 US English

A small enclosure in which sheep, pigs, cattle, or other domestic animals are kept

pen3 US English

A female swan

pen4 US English

Short for penitentiary111.

PEN US English

International Association of Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists, and Novelists

pen1 US Thesaurus

you'll need a pen and paper

pen2 US Thesaurus

a sheep pen

PEN New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

International Association of Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists, and Novelists

the pen in pen1 US English

The occupation or practice of writing

Pen. US English

Peninsula

dip pen US English

A pen that has to be dipped in ink

gel pen US English

A pen that uses a gel-based ink, combining the permanence of oil-based ballpoint ink and the smooth glide of water-based ink

pen pal US English

A person with whom one becomes friendly by exchanging letters, especially someone in a foreign country whom one has never met

sea pen US English

A marine coelenterate related to the corals, forming a feather-shaped colony with a horny or calcareous skeleton

light pen US English

A handheld, penlike photosensitive device held to the display screen of a computer terminal for passing information to the computer

pen name US English

An assumed name used by a writer instead of their real name

pen shell US English

A large, wedge-shaped, bivalve mollusk of warm seas that burrows into the seabed where it attaches itself by strong byssus threads

pen name US Thesaurus

her pen name was Annabelle Lord

felt-tip pen US English

A pen with a writing point made of felt or other tightly packed fibers, typically containing a brightly colored ink

pen-pusher US English

Another term for pencil pusher.

fountain pen US English

A pen with a reservoir or cartridge from which ink flows continuously to the nib

put pen to paper US English

Write or begin to write something

poison pen letter US English

A letter, typically anonymous, that is libelous, abusive, or malicious

slip of the pen US English

A minor mistake in writing (or speech)

pen someone up/in in pen2 US English

Confine someone in a restricted space

autopen US English

A mechanical device that automatically reproduces a person’s signature, used typically in situations where someone is required to sign a large volume of documents

bullpen US English

An enclosure for bulls

pigpen US English

A pen or enclosure for a pig or pigs

the pen is mightier than the sword US English

Writing is more effective than military power or violence

penknife US English

A small pocketknife with a blade that folds into the handle

penwoman US English

A woman who writes with a specified degree of skill

quill pen in quill US English

A pen made from a main wing or tail feather of a large bird by pointing and slitting the end of the shaft

penfriend US English

A person with whom one becomes friendly by exchanging letters, especially someone in a foreign country whom one has never met

ballpoint US English

A pen with a tiny ball as its writing point. The ball transfers ink from a cartridge to the paper

ballpoint pen in ballpoint US English

A pen with a tiny ball as its writing point. The ball transfers ink from a cartridge to the paper

crow-quill pen in crow quill US English

A small, fine pen for map drawing

put pen to paper in pen1 US English

Write or begin to write something

slip of the pen in slip1 US English

A minor mistake in writing (or speech)

felt-tipped pen in felt-tip pen US English

A pen with a writing point made of felt or other tightly packed fibers, typically containing a brightly colored ink

slip of the pen or the tongue in slip1 US English

A minor mistake in writing (or speech)

put or set pen to paper in pen1 US English

Write or begin to write something

the pen is mightier than the sword in pen1 US English

Writing is more effective than military power or violence


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