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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pen /ˈpɛn/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pen n.
 1. A feather. [Obs.]
 2. A wing. [Obs.]
 3. 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. 24.
 4. Fig.: A writer, or his style; as, he has a sharp pen. “Those learned pens.”
 5. Zool. The internal shell of a squid.
 6.  Zool. A female swan; -- contrasted with cob, the male 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 Zool., a pennatula. [Usually written sea-pen.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pen, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Penned p. pr. & vb. n. Penning ] To write; to compose and commit to paper; to indite; to compose; as, to pen a sonnet. “A prayer elaborately penned.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pen, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Penned or Pent (░); p. pr. & vb. n. Penning.]  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.   --Milton.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pen, n.
 1.  A small inclosure; as, a pen for sheep or for pigs.
    My father stole two geese out of a pen.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 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
         [syn: playpen]
      4: a correctional institution for those convicted of major
         crimes [syn: penitentiary]
      5: female swan
      v : produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote
          four novels" [syn: write, compose, indite]
      [also: pent, penning, penned]