Crossword clues for pen
- Stock holder
- Cross of gold, perhaps
- Bic or Schaefer
- Place to take stock?
- Script writer
- What you might be doing this puzzle in
- Quill, sometimes
- Cross product
- Pilot, e.g.
- With 40-Down, friend you may have never met
- Writing implement
- Compose, in a way
- Barn adjunct
- Place that's "up the river"
- Where you might find a long sentence?
- Porker's pad
- Put down, in a way
- Cross or Parker
- "The tongue of the mind," per Cervantes
- Tool for a confident solver
- Endorser's need
- International writers' org. with appropriate initials
- Some folks are in it for life
- Prison, informally
- One chained to a desk, say
- Rug rat
- Signer's need
- Put in writing
- Hotel room amenity
- Contract requirement
- Fence (in)
- Calf's place, maybe
- One with a signature role?
- Confident crossword solver's implement
- Pig's digs
- Where to do 65-Across
- ___ name
- Digs of pigs
- Parker or Cross
- Gift that may be gold-plated
- Permanent marker
- Word with pig or play
- An enclosure for confining livestock
- A portable enclosure in which babies may be left to play
- A correctional institution for those convicted of major crimes
- Female swan
- A writing implement with a point from which ink flows
- Poison _____
- Sword's superior, in saying
- Intl. writers' org.
- Ballpoint, e.g.
- Parker or Waterman
- It comes to a point
- Big house
- Flair, e.g.
- Mont Blanc, e.g.
- Autograph seeker's accessory
- Popular White House souvenir
- Cartridge holder
- Figurative powerhouse
- Place for a pig
- Fenced-in area
- Site of ink...or oink
- Confident solver's tool
- White House souvenir
- Draft, say
- Its tip may be felt
- Check endorser's need
- International writers' org.
- Warm-up spot, for short
- Signature piece?
- Signature piece
- Holder for 6- or 43-Across
- Paper mate
- Paper Mate product
- Pork place
- Many a retirement gift
- State ___
- Sword conqueror
- Cross promotion?
- Implement for John Hancock
- "The tongue of the mind": Cervantes
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Pen \Pen\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pennedor Pent (?); p. pr. &
vb. n. Penning.] [OE. pennen, AS. pennan in on-pennan to
unfasten, prob. from the same source as pin, and orig.
meaning, to fasten with a peg.See Pin, n. & v.]
To shut up, as in a pen or cage; to confine in a small
inclosure or narrow space; to coop up, or shut in; to
inclose. ``Away with her, and pen her up.''
Watching where shepherds pen their flocks at eve.
Pen \Pen\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Penned; p. pr. & vb. n.
To write; to compose and commit to paper; to indite; to
compose; as, to pen a sonnet. ``A prayer elaborately
Pen \Pen\, n. [OE. penne, OF. penne, pene, F. penne, fr. L. penna.]
A feather. [Obs.]
A wing. [Obs.]
An instrument used for writing with ink, formerly made of a reed, or of the quill of a goose or other bird, but now also of other materials, as of steel, gold, etc. Also, originally, a stylus or other instrument for scratching or graving.
Graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock.
--Job xix. 2
4. Fig.: A writer, or his style; as, he has a sharp pen. ``Those learned pens.''
(Zo["o]l.) The internal shell of a squid.
[Etymol. uncertain.] (Zo["o]l.) A female swan. [Prov. Eng.]
Bow pen. See Bow-pen.
Dotting pen, a pen for drawing dotted lines.
Drawing pen, or Ruling pen, a pen for ruling lines having a pair of blades between which the ink is contained.
Fountain pen, Geometric pen. See under Fountain, and Geometric.
Music pen, a pen having five points for drawing the five lines of the staff.
Pen and ink, or pen-and-ink, executed or done with a pen and ink; as, a pen and ink sketch.
Pen feather. A pin feather. [Obs.]
Pen name. See under Name.
Sea pen (Zo["o]l.), a pennatula. [Usually written sea-pen.]
Pen \Pen\, n. [From Pen to shut in.] A small inclosure; as, a pen for sheep or for pigs.
My father stole two geese out of a pen.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"writing implement," late 13c., from Old French pene "quill pen; feather" (12c.) and directly from Latin penna "a feather, plume," in plural "a wing," in Late Latin, "a pen for writing," from Old Latin petna, pesna, from PIE *pet-na-, suffixed form of root *pet- "to rush; to fly" (see petition (n.)).\n
\nLatin penna and pinna "a feather, plume;" in plural "a wing;" also "a pinnacle; battlement" (see pin (n.)) are treated as identical in Watkins, etc., but regarded as separate (but confused) Latin words by Tucker and others, who derive pinna from PIE *spei- "sharp point" (see spike (n.1)) and see the "feather/wing" sense as secondary.\n
\nIn later French, this word means only "long feather of a bird," while the equivalent of English plume is used for "writing implement," the senses of the two words thus are reversed from the situation in English. Pen-and-ink (adj.) is attested from 1670s. Pen name is recorded from mid-19c.
"to enclose in a pen," c.1200, from Old English *pennian, from the source of pen (n.2). Related: Penned; penning.
"enclosure for animals," Old English penn, penne, "enclosure, pen, fold," of uncertain origin, perhaps related to Old English pinn "pin, peg" (see pin (n.)) on notion of a bolted gate or else "structure made of pointed stakes."
late 15c., from pen (n.). Related: Penned; penning.
Etymology 1 n. 1 An enclosed area used to contain domesticated animals, especially sheep or cattle. 2 A place to confine a person; a prison cell. 3 (context baseball English) The bullpen. vb. (context transitive English) To enclose in a pen. Etymology 2
n. 1 A tool, originally made from a feather but now usually a small tubular instrument, containing ink used to write or make marks. 2 (context figurative English) A writer, or his style. 3 A light pen. 4 (context zoology English) The internal cartilage skeleton of a squid, shaped like a pen. 5 (context now rare poetic dialectal English) A feather, especially one of the flight feathers of a bird, angel etc. 6 (context poetic English) A wing. vb. (context transitive English) To write (an article, a book, etc.). Etymology 3
n. A female swan. Etymology 4
A pen is a writing instrument which applies ink to a surface, usually paper.
Pen may also refer to:
A pen is an enclosure for holding livestock. The term describes multiple types of enclosures that may confine one or many animals. Construction and terminology vary depending on the region of the world, purpose, animal species to be confined, local materials used, and cultural tradition. Pen or penning as a verb refers to the act of confining animals in an enclosure.
Pen is a play by David Marshall Grant. It has been produced at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Playwrights Horizons in New York City.
Pen Vidhan Sabha constituency is one of the 288 Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) constituencies of Maharashtra state in Western India. This constituency is located in the Raigad district
PEN may refer to:
PEN International, the worldwide association of writers
- English PEN, the founding centre of PEN International
- PEN American Center, the Eastern US branch in New York City
- PEN Center USA, the Western US branch in Los Angeles
- PEN Canada
- Penang International Airport in Penang, Malaysia (IATA airport code)
- Penarth railway station, Wales; National Rail station code PEN
- Peruvian nuevo sol, ISO 4217 currency code for the currency of Peru
- Polyethylene naphthalate, a polymer
- Private Enterprise Number, an object identifier in computing
- Protective earth neutral, an earthing system conductor in electricity supply systems
- Olympus Pen is a series of half-frame cameras made by Olympus from 1959 to the beginning of the 1980s
- PEN/Faulkner Foundation
Usage examples of "pen".
In one paragraph, underlined in blue pen, Abies stated that he would not be taken alive.
And that name was an ambivalent one at best: Aconin was counted one of the best male playwrights in the city, but he was also known as Aconite for his merciless pen.
Those three literati were the Marquis Maffei, the Abbe Conti, and Pierre Jacques Martelli, who became enemies, according to public rumour, owing to the belief entertained by each of them that he possessed the favours of the actress, and, being men of learning, they fought with the pen.
It was not a large affair: a reception desk, a bull pen for admin and communications, a hallway that led back to the holding cells, and an office for the sheriff himself.
Then there was a small library of other books, including a medical lexicon published in London and an almanac beginning at the year 1731, the Holy Bible, ink, pens and writing paper, a box of watercolours and brushes, reams of fine-quality drawing paper, knitting needles and wool, a roll of soft tanned leather from which to make the uppers for footwear- the soles would be cut from buffalo rawhide.
His amanuensis found it impossible to keep up with him, and therefore profited by a hint from one of us, and instead of writing, merely moved his pen rapidly over the paper, scrawling all sorts of ragged lines and figures to resemble writing!
With the lac ammoniacum thus prepared, draw with a pencil, or write with a pen on paper, or vellum, the intended figure or letters of the gilding.
He drew a pen from his pocket, used it to jot aquick shorthand of symbols and letters on each of the six facesof the Box.
Since I penned this, a company is forming to work valuable argentiferous copper-mines lately discovered on Lake Superior.
It had a whole list of what you were supposed to eat in different kinds of restaurants, and it swore by pen ne arrabbiata in Italian places.
Before Auger could react, he had expertly pinned her against the door and was holding one of her eyes open and aiming the end of the pen into it.
One I think was Aymer, but I am not clear, and I did not consider the rest, for my eyes were held by a figure at the back, who sat pen in hand as if waiting for instructions.
It was getting impossible for anyone but Haraket to know which new dragonet belonged with which new dragon boy, or in which pen, and Haraket was so busy that unless something actually went wrong, he left the new boys and dragonets to Baken and the trainers.
It was on an early day of April that the duke was sitting in his private room, a pen in one hand, and looking up with a face of pleasurable emotion at his wife, who stood by his side, her right arm sometimes on the back of his chair, and sometimes on his shoulder, while with her other hand, between the intervals of speech, she pressed a handkerchief to her eyes, bedewed with the expression of an affectionate excitement.
The company rose from table, and then began a foul orgy which I should never have conceived possible, and which no pen could describe, though possibly a seasoned profligate might get some idea of it.