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English noun: pen

1. pen (artifact) a writing implement with a point from which ink flows

Broader (hypernym)writing implement

Narrower (hyponym)ballpen, ballpoint, ballpoint pen, Biro, felt tip, felt-tip pen, felt-tipped pen, fountain pen, Magic Marker, quill, quill pen, Sharpie

Part holonymnib, pen nib

2. pen (artifact) an enclosure for confining livestock

Broader (hypernym)enclosure

Narrower (hyponym)cattle pen, corral, cow pen, creep, fold, holding paddock, holding pen, holding yard, kraal, paddock, pigpen, pigsty, pinfold, rodeo, sheep pen, sheepcote, sheepfold, sty

3. pen (artifact) a portable enclosure in which babies may be left to play


Broader (hypernym)enclosure

4. pen (artifact) a correctional institution for those convicted of major crimes


Broader (hypernym)correctional institution

5. pen (animal) female swan

Broader (hypernym)swan

English verb: pen

1. pen (creation) produce a literary work

SamplesShe composed a poem.
He wrote four novels.

ExamplesDid he pen his major works over a short period of time?

Synonymscompose, indite, write

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)create verbally

Narrower (hyponym)adopt, annotate, author, cite, dash off, draft, dramatise, dramatize, draw, fling off, footnote, knock off, lyric, outline, paragraph, paragraph, poetise, poetize, profile, reference, rewrite, scratch off, script, toss off, verse, versify, write about, write copy, write of, write off, write on, write out, write up

Entailspell, write

Verb grouppublish, write

Domain categoryauthorship, composition, penning, writing

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