Definition of 'pen'
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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. 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. 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. The Guide to Greatness in Sales (1994)
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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: 펜
- Norwegian: penn
- Polish: pióro do pisania
- European Portuguese: caneta
- Romanian: stilou
- Russian: ручка для письма
- 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.
Definition of pen from the Collins English Dictionary
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