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

 pen·cil /ˈpɛn(t)səl/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 pen·cil /ˈpɛn(t)səl/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pen·cil n.
 1. A small, fine brush of hair or bristles used by painters for laying on colors.
    With subtile pencil depainted was this storie.   --Chaucer.
 2. A slender cylinder or strip of black lead, graphite, colored chalk, slate etc., or such a cylinder or strip inserted in a small wooden rod intended to be pointed, or in a case, which forms a handle, -- used for drawing or writing. See Graphite.
 3. Hence, figuratively, an artist's ability or peculiar manner; also, in general, the act or occupation of the artist, descriptive writer, etc.
 4. Opt. An aggregate or collection of rays of light, especially when diverging from, or converging to, a point.
 5. Geom. A number of lines that intersect in one point, the point of intersection being called the pencil point.
 6. Med. A small medicated bougie.
 Pencil case, a holder for pencil lead.
 Pencil flower Bot., an American perennial leguminous herb (Stylosanthes elatior).
 Pencil lead, a slender rod of black lead, or the like, adapted for insertion in a holder.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pen·cil, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Penciled or Pencilled; p. pr. & vb. n. Penciling or Pencilling.] To write or mark with a pencil; to paint or to draw.
    Where nature pencils butterflies on flowers.   --Harte.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a thin cylindrical pointed writing implement; a rod of
           marking substance encased in wood
      2: graphite (or a similar substance) used in such a way as to
         be a medium of communication; "the words were scribbled in
         pencil"; "this artist's favorite medium is pencil"
      3: a figure formed by a set of straight lines or light rays
         meeting at a point
      4: a cosmetic in a long thin stick; designed to be applied to a
         particular part of the face; "an eyebrow pencil"
      v : write, draw, or trace with a pencil; "he penciled a figure"
      [also: pencilling, pencilled]