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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.

Pen Quotations

Our stories come from our lives and from the playwright's pen, the mind of the actor, the roles we create, the artistry of life itself and the quest for peace.
Maya Angelou

People still think of me as a cartoonist, but the only thing I lift a pen or pencil for these days is to sign a contract, a check, or an autograph.
Walt Disney

There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Do not consider it proof just because it is written in books, for a liar who will deceive with his tongue will not hesitate to do the same with his pen.

To hold a pen is to be at war.
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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

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