English

Definition of 'pen'

See related content

Synonyms of "pen"
Synonyms of "pen"
French Translation of "pen"
French Translation of "pen"
Translator
Translator
Pronunciation Playlists
Pronunciation Playlists
Word of the day : cloudscape
Word of the day : cloudscape
Hindi Translation of "pen"
Hindi Translation of "pen"
NEW from Collins!
NEW from Collins!
Easy Learning English Grammar
Easy Learning English Grammar

Video: pronunciation of 'pen'

Example sentences containing 'pen'

These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Dixie is already penning the next Use Somebody. The Sun (2016)Ditto my friend, whose chosen form of memorial is rather more pricey than pen and ink, but just as poetic. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There was one pen stuck in the ceiling. Max Arthur Lost Voices of the Edwardians: 19011910 in the words of the Men & Women Who Were There (2006)They carefully wrapped up the ailing mammals so they could be taken to a holding pen yesterday. The Sun (2010)It was so cold the ink in my pen froze. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Her daughter was found close to animal pens in the back garden. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The pen drive was supposed to contain homework she downloaded. The Sun (2011)While still serving he began to write under his pen name about the secret world he knew. Times, Sunday Times (2015)She now has a carrier bag full of letters penned by the beast. The Sun (2010)Homeowners with a large garden could keep chickens in a small pen at minimal cost. Times, Sunday Times (2009) Now she is penning the libretto of this new opera. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Somebody get our pad and our lucky drawing pens. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But the man has form for dipping his pen in company ink. The Sun (2012)Bournemouth were penned back for long periods. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Here people pick up their pens and write. Christianity Today (2000)Musicians scuttled between a cattle pen at the front of the stalls and the unseen stage rear. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It reminds me of the joke about a biblical zoo where a wolf and a sheep shared a pen. Times, Sunday Times (2014)No one told you what width pen to use -- you imposed your own barrier. O'Keeffe, John Your One Week Way to Mind-Fitness (1994)But if the songs flow from the pen of one man, this is no solo project. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The penning of this letter attests to their having been extremely well-trained. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A laundry pen can also come in useful. The Sun (2013)The plane's weapons officer parachuted into a rocky field and hid in a sheep pen as locals approached. The Sun (2011)This is a difficult one, but explains the idea of a waiting room or holding pen at airports. Times, Sunday Times (2015) Use an elegant pen. Hopkins, Tom The Guide to Greatness in Sales (1994)

Quotations

More idioms containing 'pen'

Trends of 'pen'

In Common Usage. pen is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

View usage for:

Translations for 'pen'

British English: pen /pɛn/ NOUN
A pen is a writing instrument, which you use to write in ink.
  • American English: pen
  • Arabic: قَلَمٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: caneta
  • Chinese: 书写笔
  • Croatian: olovka
  • Czech: pero psací potřeba
  • Danish: kuglepen
  • Dutch: pen
  • European Spanish: bolígrafo
  • Finnish: kuulakärkikynä
  • French: stylo
  • German: Füller
  • Greek: στυλό
  • Italian: penna
  • Japanese: ペン
  • Korean:
  • Norwegian: penn
  • Polish: pióro do pisania
  • European Portuguese: caneta
  • Romanian: stilou
  • Russian: ручка для письма
  • Latin American Spanish: bolígrafo
  • Swedish: bläckpenna
  • Thai: ปากกา
  • Turkish: kalem
  • Ukrainian: ручка
  • Vietnamese: bút
British English: pen VERB
If someone pens a letter, article, or book, they write it.
I really intended to pen this letter to you early this morning.

Source

Definition of pen from the Collins English Dictionary
#moon50
The moon is at the forefront of our minds as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s ‘small step’ on 20th July, 1969. This month, we’ve been exploring lunar terminology, as well as looking at how the moon has woven itself into the fabric of our everyday language.
Read more
Unlock language with the Paul Noble method
No books. No rote memorization. No chance of failure. Your chance to have a one-to-one lesson with best-selling language expert Paul Noble, try a FREE audio sample of his brand new Mandarin Chinese course.
Read more
Learning English: Making suggestions when travelling
Take a boat? Stay overnight somewhere? This article looks at some useful phrases you can use when discussing options about what to do when travelling.
Read more
Collins English Dictionary Apps
Download our English Dictionary apps - available for both iOS and Android.
Read more
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Read more
Word lists
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Read more
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.
Read more
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
Read more
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Read more
Create an account and sign in to access this FREE content
Register now or login in to access