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Meaning of "pen" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PEN

Old English pinne, from Late Latin penna (quill) pen, from Latin: feather.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PEN

pen  [pɛn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PEN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Pen is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb pen in English.

WHAT DOES PEN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

pen

Pen

A pen is a writing implement used to apply ink to a surface, usually paper, for writing or drawing. Historically, reed pens, quill pens, and dip pens were used, with a nib dipped in the ink. Ruling pens allow precise adjustment of line width, and still find a few specialized uses, but technical pens such as the Rapidograph are more commonly used. Modern types also include ballpoint, rollerball, fountain, and felt or ceramic tip pens.

Definition of pen in the English dictionary

The first definition of pen in the dictionary is the writing end of such an implement; nib. Other definition of pen is style of writing. Pen is also the long horny internal shell of a squid.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO PEN

PRESENT

Present
I pen
you pen
he/she/it pens
we pen
you pen
they pen
Present continuous
I am penning
you are penning
he/she/it is penning
we are penning
you are penning
they are penning
Present perfect
I have penned
you have penned
he/she/it has penned
we have penned
you have penned
they have penned
Present perfect continuous
I have been penning
you have been penning
he/she/it has been penning
we have been penning
you have been penning
they have been penning
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I penned
you penned
he/she/it penned
we penned
you penned
they penned
Past continuous
I was penning
you were penning
he/she/it was penning
we were penning
you were penning
they were penning
Past perfect
I had penned
you had penned
he/she/it had penned
we had penned
you had penned
they had penned
Past perfect continuous
I had been penning
you had been penning
he/she/it had been penning
we had been penning
you had been penning
they had been penning
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will pen
you will pen
he/she/it will pen
we will pen
you will pen
they will pen
Future continuous
I will be penning
you will be penning
he/she/it will be penning
we will be penning
you will be penning
they will be penning
Future perfect
I will have penned
you will have penned
he/she/it will have penned
we will have penned
you will have penned
they will have penned
Future perfect continuous
I will have been penning
you will have been penning
he/she/it will have been penning
we will have been penning
you will have been penning
they will have been penning
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would pen
you would pen
he/she/it would pen
we would pen
you would pen
they would pen
Conditional continuous
I would be penning
you would be penning
he/she/it would be penning
we would be penning
you would be penning
they would be penning
Conditional perfect
I would have pen
you would have pen
he/she/it would have pen
we would have pen
you would have pen
they would have pen
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been penning
you would have been penning
he/she/it would have been penning
we would have been penning
you would have been penning
they would have been penning
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you pen
we let´s pen
you pen
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to pen
Past participle
penned
Present Participle
penning
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PEN

pemphix
pen and ink
pen drive
pen friend
pen name
pen nib
pen pal
pen-and-ink drawing
Pen.
penal
penal code
penal colony
penal servitude
penal settlement
penalisation
penalise
penality
penalization
penalize
penally

WORDS THAT END LIKE PEN

Allen
been
ben
between
bien
broken
chicken
children
chosen
den
driven
drucken
en
even
forgotten
frozen
fully-fitted kitchen
garden
gen
given

Synonyms and antonyms of pen in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PEN»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «pen» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of pen

Translation of «pen» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PEN

Find out the translation of pen to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of pen from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «pen» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

书写笔
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

bolígrafo
570 millions of speakers

English

pen
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कलम
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قَلَمٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ручка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

caneta
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কলম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

stylo
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pen
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Füller
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ペン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pen
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bút
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பேனா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पेन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kalem
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

penna
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pióro
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ручка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

stilou
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

στυλό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

pen
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bläckpenna
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

penn
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of pen

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PEN»

The term «pen» is very widely used and occupies the 4.727 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PEN» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «pen» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «pen» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about pen

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «PEN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word pen.
1
Reem Acra
Never leave a pen around me - it will be gone.
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Cecelia Ahern
I write my novels longhand. I love the feeling of writing; I love to see pen on paper. It feels more creative than typing, and it's a more visual process for me - I can picture the entire scene in my head and am merely writing what I see.
3
Sholom Aleichem
When you die, others who think they know you, will concoct things about you... Better pick up a pen and write it yourself, for you know yourself best.
4
Michael Anti
There is a long tradition in China for writers and journalists to take pen names, partly as protection from retaliation by authorities. If Facebook requires the use of real names, that could potentially put Chinese citizens in danger.
5
Abdallah II of Jordan
The Arab World is writing a new future; the pen is in our own hands.
6
Max Beerbohm
To give an accurate and exhaustive account of that period would need a far less brilliant pen than mine.
7
Sarah Ban Breathnach
New Year's Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change.
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Claire Cameron
How do you solve a mystery? How do you write a book? The techniques for starting both are surprisingly similar. Find an intriguing question and, pen and dagger tucked under cloak, search for clues.
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Upamanyu Chatterjee
So much better to write pen on paper; you can do it anywhere, say, while stuck at the airport.
10
Irvin S. Cobb
A woman may have a witty tongue or a stinging pen but she will never laugh at her own individual shortcomings.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PEN»

Discover the use of pen in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to pen and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Pen and Pencil Drawing Techniques
Written and beautifully illustrated, this is the perfect art instruction guide to pencil and ink drawing.
Harry Borgman, 2002
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Sketching Your Favorite Subjects in Pen & Ink
Presents a collection of sketches, along with tips and tricks for creating a sketch of your own personal style.
Claudia Nice, 2002
3
Creating Textures in Pen & Ink with Watercolor
Shows how to use fine lines, brushstrokes, dots, and a mixture of techniques and mediums to create such textures as ocean waves, wood grain, animal hair, driftwood, and glass.
Claudia Nice, 2005
4
The Pen and Ink Book: Materials and Techniques for Today's ...
This resource covers all the materials and techniques of drawing with ink.very type of pen, brush, ink, drawing surface and technique is described.
Joseph A. Smith, 1999
5
Author's Pen and Actor's Voice: Playing and Writing in ...
Redefines the relationship between writing and performance in Shakespeare's theatre.
Robert Weimann, Helen Higbee, William West, 2000
6
First Steps Drawing in Pen & Ink
Discusses the materials and basic techniques for drawing with ink and includes step-by-step exercises
Claudia Nice, 1997
7
Rendering in Pen and Ink: The Classic Book on Pen and Ink ...
This is a book designed to delight and instruct anyone who draws with pen and ink, from the professional artist to the amateur and hobbyist.
Arthur L. Guptill, Susan E. Meyer, 1997
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Creating Textured Landscapes with Pen, Ink and Watercolor
With paints in hand, she shares with you her best techniques for creating landscapes that come alive with richness, depth and textured detail. Open this guide and start painting right away.
Claudia Nice, 2012
9
The Technical Pen
Explains the advantages of working with a technical pen, shows how to create texture and tone, and includes step-by-step demonstrations
Gary Simmons, 1992
10
The Power of the Pen: Translation & Censorship in ...
This interdisciplinary collection investigates the relations between translation and different forms and systems of censorship that were operating in nineteenth-century Europe.
Denise Merkle, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PEN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term pen is used in the context of the following news items.
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Suspect charged after reportedly stabbing man with pen
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A man is charged with reportedly stabbing another man with a pen and then pushing his daughter ... «WWAY NewsChannel 3, Jul 15»
2
Jean-Marie Le Pen Summoned to Court Over Gas Chamber Statement
Far-right French politician Jean-Marie Le Pen has been summoned to appear in a Paris court in the wake of his defense of his description of the ... «Forward, Jul 15»
3
Alleged Galaxy Note 5 Prototype Shows Off Regular S Pen Stylus
galaxy-note-5-prototype-2 A report from a few days ago suggested that the rumors of an auto-ejecting stylus in the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 ... «Ubergizmo, Jul 15»
4
Hillary Clinton just like Pig Pen -- Robert White
For years I have been a fan of Charles Schultz's comic strip “Peanuts.” One of the characters of this strip is a little boy called Pig Pen who walks ... «Madison.com, Jul 15»
5
Pen support, iris scanner coming to flagship Windows phones?
Pen support and iris scanning may be among the main come-ons of Microsoft's upcoming flagship Lumia phones, a Microsoft-centric website ... «GMA News, Jul 15»
6
Mariners notebook: Thin pen once again
That pen will be short once again today. With extensive use in the Detroit series and J.A. Happ going just 1 2/3 innings yesterday Carson Smith, ... «MyNorthwest.com, Jul 15»
7
Tom Gage at Baseball Hall of Fame: 'My Pen Became My Bat'
Tom Gage is interviewed at a Grosse Pointe ballfield a few days ago (video below). I've seen great moments in baseball," the award winner ... «Deadline Detroit, Jul 15»
8
Galaxy Tab A with S Pen quietly released
Early in the year, Samsung teased its fans that it was planning to come up with a tablet that would feature an S Pen. The news had indeed ... «MNR Daily, Jul 15»
9
Art & Soul: Savannah artist celebrates the power of the pen
For more than two decades, this diplomat's daughter worked as a housesitter and petsitter, creating art in the homes of strangers. “Being an ... «Savannah Morning News, Jul 15»
10
South Jersey artist and author pen children's book on lighthouses
A page from the book "To The Lighthouse!" by lighthouse enthusiasts Donna Elias and Steve Murray. The artist and author, respectively, ... «Press of Atlantic City, Jul 15»

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