Definition of "pen" [pen]

  • An instrument for writing or drawing with ink or similar fluid, especially: (noun)
  • A ballpoint pen. (noun)
  • A fountain pen. (noun)
  • A pen point. (noun)
  • A penholder and its pen point. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pen" in a sentence
  • "Perry was certainly not the first maker of steel pens, but I have no doubt that he was the first steel _slip pen_ maker, and no doubt the first to use a _goose quill_ for a pen holder, hence the slip pen."
  • "The Preppy fountain pen is a medium-sized, clear plastic barrel (which I like to see the amount of ink used) and come color-coded in seven different colors – cap and stainless steel nib dyed to match the ink."
  • "But learning to write with a fountain pen is a worthy investment, I have yet to look back. jeejum stennieville"