Definition of Pen

1. Noun. A writing implement with a point from which ink flows.




2. Verb. Produce a literary work. "Sam and Sue pen the movie "; "He wrote four novels"

3. Noun. An enclosure for confining livestock.

4. Noun. A portable enclosure in which babies may be left to play.
Exact synonyms: Playpen
Generic synonyms: Enclosure

5. Noun. A correctional institution for those convicted of major crimes.
Exact synonyms: Penitentiary
Generic synonyms: Correctional Institution
Derivative terms: Penitentiary

6. Noun. Female swan.
Generic synonyms: Swan

Definition of Pen

1. n. A feather.

2. v. t. To write; to compose and commit to paper; to indite; to compose; as, to pen a sonnet.

3. v. t. 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.

4. n. A small inclosure; as, a pen for sheep or for pigs.

Definition of Pen

1. Noun. An enclosed area used to contain domesticated animals, especially sheep or cattle. ¹

2. Noun. A place to confine a person; a prison cell. ¹

3. Noun. (baseball) The bullpen. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To enclose in a pen. ¹

5. Noun. A tool, originally made from a feather but now usually a small tubular instrument, containing ink used to write or make marks. ¹

6. Noun. (zoology) The internal cartilage skeleton of a squid, shaped like a pen. ¹

7. Noun. (context: now rare poetic dialectal) A feather, especially one of the flight feathers of a bird, angel etc. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To write (an article, a book, etc.). ¹

9. Noun. A female swan. ¹

10. Noun. penalty ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pen

1. to write with a pen (an instrument for writing with fluid ink) [v PENNED, PENNING, PENS]

Medical Definition of Pen

1. 1. A feather. 2. A wing. 3. 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. "Graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock." (Job xix. 24) 4. A writer, or his style; as, he has a sharp pen. "Those learned pens." 5. The internal shell of a squid. 6. [Etymol. Uncertain. A female swan. Bow pen. See Bow-pen. Dotting pen, a pen for drawing dotted lines. Drawing, or Ruling, pen, a pen for ruling lines having a pair of blades between which the ink is contained. Fountain pen, Geometric pen. See Fountain, and Geometric. Music pen, a pen having five points for drawing the five lines of the staff. Pen and ink, or pen-and-ink, executed or done with a pen and ink; as, a pen and ink sketch. Pen feather. A pin feather. Pen name. See Name. Sea pen, a pennatula. [Usually written sea-pen. Origin: OE. Penne, OF. Penne, pene, F. Penne, fr. L. Penna. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pen

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pemphigus foliaceus
pemphigus gangrenosus
pemphigus leprosus
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pemphigus vulgaris
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pen (current term)
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pen-friend
pen-name
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