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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


Synonymsplaypen


Broader (hypernym)enclosure

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


Synonymspenitentiary


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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