pen
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /pɛn/
    • (pin-pen) IPA: /pɪn/
Noun

pen (plural pens)

  1. An enclosure (enclosed area) used to contain domesticated animals, especially sheep or cattle.
    There are two steers in the third pen.
  2. (slang) A prison cell.
    They caught him with a stolen horse, and he wound up in the pen again.
  3. (baseball) The bullpen.
    Two righties are up in the pen.
Translations Translations Verb

pen (pens, present participle penning; past and past participle penned)

  1. (transitive) To enclose in a pen.
Translations Noun

pen (plural pens)

  1. A tool, originally made from a feather but now usually a small tubular instrument, containing ink used to write or make marks.
    He took notes with a pen.
  2. (figurative) A writer, or his style.
    He has a sharp pen.
  3. (colloquial) Marks of ink left by a pen.
    He's unhappy because he got pen on his new shirt.
  4. A light pen.
  5. (zoology) The internal cartilage skeleton of a squid, shaped like a pen.
  6. (now, rare, poetic, dialectal) A feather, especially one of the flight feathers of a bird, angel etc.
  7. (poetic) A wing.
Translations Translations Translations
  • Italian: osso di seppia
Verb

pen (pens, present participle penning; past and past participle penned)

  1. (transitive) To write (an article, a book, etc.).
Translations Noun

pen (plural pens)

  1. A female swan.
Translations
  • French: cygne femelle
  • German: Schwanenweibchen, weiblicher Schwan, Schwänin
  • Italian: cigno femmina
  • Portuguese: cisne
  • Russian: лебёдка
  • Spanish: cigne, cisne
Noun

pen (plural pens)

  1. (soccer, slang) penalty

PEN
Noun

pen

  1. (organic chemistry) Abbreviation of polyethylene#English|polyethylene naphthalate#English|naphthalate.
  2. (speed skating) Abbreviation of penalty#English|penalty. a scorecard score when a skater is penalized out of their skate

Pen
Proper noun
  1. The 68th sura (chapter) of the Qur'an.



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