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pen meaning

[ pen ] Pronunciation:   "pen" in a sentence
  • Noun: pen  pen
    1. A writing implement with a point from which ink flows 
    2. An enclosure for confining livestock 
    3. A portable enclosure in which babies may be left to play
      - playpen 
    4. A correctional institution for those convicted of major crimes
      - penitentiary 
    5. Female swan
    Verb: pen (penned,penning)  pen
    1. Produce a literary work
      - write, compose, indite [archaic]

    Derived forms: penned, pens, penning

    See also: penning

    Type of: correctional institution, create verbally, enclosure, swan, writing implement

    Encyclopedia: Pen Pen, Pain, & Paper Pen, India


  • [American slang]
    n. a penitentiary; prison. (Underworld.)
    • Max got sent to the pen for fifteen years.
    • After a few years in the pen, he began to appreciate freedom.


  • [Architecture]
    1.

    A synonym for room in a four-sided enclosure constructed of logs. Thus, a one-room log cabin is often called a single-pen cabin, and a dogtrot cabin (consisting of two single-room cabins) is often called a double-pen cabin.

    2.

    An enclosure for animals; for example, a pigpen.


  • [Finance]
    The ISO 4217 currency code for the Peruvian Nuevo Sol.

Examples

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  1. he went back to the table, dipped his pen.
  2. he said pen was an abandoned criminal.
  3. he had an almost paternal fondness for pen.
  4. i have searched high and low for my lost pen.
  5. let other pens dwell on guilt and misery.

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