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Definition of Pen


  1. A feather.
  2. A wing.
  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.
  4. Fig.: A writer, or his style; as, he has a sharp pen.
  5. The internal shell of a squid.
  6. A female swan.
  7. To write; to compose and commit to paper; to indite; to compose; as, to pen a sonnet.
  8. 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.
  9. A small inclosure; as, a pen for sheep or for pigs.
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Pen Translations

pen in Afrikaans is veer
pen in Dutch is hok
pen in French is plume
pen in Italian is penna stilografica, penna
pen in Latin is claustrum
pen in Norwegian is penn
pen in Portuguese is pena
pen in Spanish is pluma
pen in Swedish is penna