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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

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

Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

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

Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from the corn field.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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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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