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pen1 British & World 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 British & World English

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

pen3 British & World English

A female swan

pen4 British & World English

Short for penitentiary111.

PEN British & World English

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

pen1 English Thesaurus

he penned a great number of articles

pen2 English Thesaurus

the sheep in the pen behind the barn

PEN New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

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

the pen in pen1 British & World English

The occupation of writing

dip pen British & World English

A pen that has to be dipped in ink

gel pen British & World 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

sea pen British & World English

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

glue pen British & World English

A pen-like instrument used for applying glue

light pen British & World English

A handheld pen-like photosensitive device held to the display screen of a computer terminal for passing information to the computer

pen name British & World English

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

pen shell British & World English

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

felt-tip pen British & World English

A pen with a writing point made of felt or other tightly packed fibres

pen-pusher British & World English

A person with a clerical job involving a lot of tedious and repetitive paperwork

fountain pen British & World English

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

sweating pen British & World English

A pen in which recently mustered sheep are held until they have cooled down enough for shearing

put pen to paper British & World English

Write or begin to write something

poison pen letter British & World English

An anonymous letter that is libellous, abusive, or malicious

slip of the pen British & World English

A minor mistake in writing (or speech)

pen someone up/in in pen2 British & World English

Confine someone in a restricted space

autopen British & World 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

the pen is mightier than the sword British & World English

Writing is more effective than military power or violence

crush pen in crush British & World English

A fenced passage with one narrow end, used for handling cattle or sheep

penknife British & World English

A small knife with a blade which folds into the handle

penwoman British & World English

A woman who writes with a specified degree of skill

quill pen in quill British & World English

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

marker pen in marker British & World English

A felt-tip pen with a broad tip

penfriend British & World English

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

ballpoint British & World English

A pen with a tiny ball as its writing point, especially one using stiffer ink than a rollerball

ballpoint pen in ballpoint British & World English

A pen with a tiny ball as its writing point, especially one using stiffer ink than a rollerball

crow-quill pen in crow quill British & World English

A small, fine pen for map drawing

put pen to paper in pen1 British & World English

Write or begin to write something

slip of the pen in slip1 British & World English

A minor mistake in writing (or speech)


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