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English noun: pencil

1. pencil (artifact) a thin cylindrical pointed writing implement; a rod of marking substance encased in wood

Broader (hypernym)writing implement

Narrower (hyponym)lead pencil, slate pencil

Part holonympeak, pencil eraser, point, point, rubber, rubber eraser, tip

2. pencil (substance) graphite (or a similar substance) used in such a way as to be a medium of communication

SamplesThe words were scribbled in pencil.
This artist's favorite medium is pencil.

Broader (hypernym)black lead, graphite, plumbago

3. pencil (shape) a figure formed by a set of straight lines or light rays meeting at a point

Broader (hypernym)figure

Domain categorygeometry, natural philosophy, physics

4. pencil (artifact) a cosmetic in a long thin stick; designed to be applied to a particular part of the face

SamplesAn eyebrow pencil.

Broader (hypernym)cosmetic

English verb: pencil

1. pencil (creation) write, draw, or trace with a pencil

SamplesHe penciled a figure.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)draw

Entaildelineate, describe, draw, line, trace

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