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Definition of "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)
  • An implement for writing or drawing using ink, formerly consisting of a sharpened and split quill, and now of a metal nib attached to a holder (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.

  • The writing end of such an implement; nib (noun)
  • Style of writing (noun)
  • The long horny internal shell of a squid (noun)
  • To write or compose (verb)

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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"