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Definition of Pencil

Pencil

  1. A small, fine brush of hair or bristles used by painters for laying on colors.
  2. A slender cylinder or strip of black lead, colored chalk, slate etc., or such a cylinder or strip inserted in a small wooden rod intended to be pointed, or in a case, which forms a handle, -- used for drawing or writing. See Graphite.
  3. Hence, figuratively, an artist's ability or peculiar manner; also, in general, the act or occupation of the artist, descriptive writer, etc.
  4. An aggregate or collection of rays of light, especially when diverging from, or converging to, a point.
  5. A number of lines that intersect in one point, the point of intersection being called the pencil point.
  6. A small medicated bougie.
  7. To write or mark with a pencil; to paint or to draw.

Pencil Quotations

Map out your future - but do it in pencil. The road ahead is as long as you make it. Make it worth the trip.
Jon Bon Jovi

In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing.
Vincent Van Gogh

What can a pencil do for all of us? Amazing things. It can write transcendent poetry, uplifting music, or life-changing equations; it can sketch the future, give life to untold beauty, and communicate the full-force of our love and aspirations.
Adam Braun

A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere.
Joyce Meyer

Your body is like a piece of dynamite. You can tap it with a pencil all day, but you'll never make it explode. You hit it once with a hammer: Bang! Get serious. Do 40 hard minutes, not an hour and half of nonsense. It's so much more rewarding.
Jason Statham
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Pencil Translations

pencil in Danish is blyant
pencil in Dutch is potlood
pencil in French is crayon
pencil in German is Bleistift
pencil in Hungarian is kis ecset, ceruza, rudacska
pencil in Italian is lapis
pencil in Latin is penicullus
pencil in Norwegian is blyant
pencil in Swedish is penna (blyerts-), pensel, blyertspenna
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