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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pen  \Pen\,  n.  [OE.  penne,  OF  penne,  pene,  F.  penne,  fr  L. 
  penna.] 
  1.  A  feather.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  A  wing.  [Obs.]  --Milton. 
 
  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.''  --Fuller. 
 
  5.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  internal  shell  of  a  squid. 
 
  6.  [Etymol.  uncertain.]  (Zo["o]l.)  A  female  swan.  [Prov. 
  Eng.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
 
 
  {Bow  pen}.  See  {Bow-pen}. 
 
  {Dotting  pen},  a  pen  for  drawing  dotted  lines. 
 
  {Drawing},  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}.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pen  \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.''  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pen  \Pen\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Penned}or  {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.''  --Shak. 
 
  Watching  where  shepherds  pen  their  flocks  at  eve. 
  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  pen 
  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}] 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  PEN 
  Public  Education  Network 
 
 




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