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Pen

Pen

WordNet



noun


(1)   Female swan
(2)   A writing implement with a point from which ink flows
(3)   An enclosure for confining livestock
(4)   A correctional institution for those convicted of major crimes
(5)   A portable enclosure in which babies may be left to play

verb


(6)   Produce a literary work
"She composed a poem"
"He wrote four novels"
Wiktonary



Noun



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

Verb



  1. To enclose in a pen.

Etymology 2



penne, from penne, from penna 'feather'.

Noun



  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 A tool, originally made from a feather but now usually a small tubular instrument, containing ink used to write or make marks.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. The internal cartilage skeleton of a squid, shaped like a pen.

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